VCDS Board of Directors 2024

Call for Nominations The Nominating Committee is seeking interest from members to join the Board and assist in guiding VCDS’s future. We would welcome the opportunity to explore that role with you and answer any questions you might have. Directors are elected to serve a 3-year term commencing immediately following the AGM in March. To […]

VCDS Honors Garth Pinton

Along with VCDS founding members George Garrett and John MacInnes, The  VCDS)has honored Garth Pinton with the title of Honorary Life Member. There were 12 drivers when Garth Pinton co-founded VCDS in 2016. Now there are nearly 450 Garth, previously a founding partner of Pinton Forrest & Madden, has a longstanding history of community service. […]

Easter Seals House Tour

The Lions Club members along with VCDS drivers in the Vancouver West zone were invited to tour the Easter Seals House in Vancouver on Oak Street. VCDS dispatcher and Lions Club member, Steve Scott along with driver Way Tsang are shown with VCDS President Bob Smith, Lisa Beck – Easter Seals President/CEO and Mike Leland […]

100 Drivers – 100 Days

100 Drivers 100 Days

“With the growth of our program, we simply need more volunteers. If we could get ‘100 drivers in the next 100 days’, we’d be in much better shape” Bob Smith – President Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society Surrey, B.C. (March 27, 2023): Since starting with just a handful of drivers in 2016, the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society […]

Nelly Shin Interview

Larry Coleman

Nelly Shin recently did a video interview Larry Coleman. With her permission, Nelly Shin’s posting on Facebook reads… “Larry became aware of the difficulties cancer patients face getting to their appointments while caring for his mother, who was diagnosed with cancer, eight months before passing away in 2009. With a profound understanding of cancer patients’ […]

George is our Local Hero

George Garrett

In presenting the Platinum Medallion honouring Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on the Throne, MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay recognized George’s many community activities including co-founding the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society. She said, “George is our local hero.” George has a wonderful concern for others. Many cancer patients became the beneficiaries of his drive to build our volunteer service […]

Abbotsford Community Foundation

Abbotsford Community Foundation

For the second year in a row we are pleased to announced that we have been awarded the “Smart and Caring Grant” from the Abbotsford Community Foundation for the amount of $2500.00. Having deep roots in Abbotsford, spanning 40 years, they have been supporting local charities through their various granting programs. The Foundations website says… “WE GIVE WHERE WE LIVE“. They […]

North Delta Rotary

North Delta Rotary

The North Delta Rotary club is a long time supporter of the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society.  At a recent lunch meeting their President, David Brown, presented Gord Locke – VCDS Communications Director, with a generous donation of $3,000. North Delta Rotary partners with other Rotary Clubs and local organizations for the Starfish Pack program where they provide […]

New Westminster Firefighters Charitable Society

New Westminster Firefighters Charitable Society

On Saturday, March 21, 2022 we received a cheque for $750 from the New Westminster Fire Fighters Charitable Society. Larry Coleman, VCDS Director, was pleased to have had the opportunity to go in person to Fire Hall #1 and receive a cheque from Cody Schick and Eric Picher.  Established in 1990, the New Westminster Firefighters Charitable Society was formed to help those in need, from […]

City of Delta

city of delta

Mayor Harvie presented George McAffer, VCDS Executive VP, with a cheque for $5,000 on March 3rd, 2022.  This marks the 5th year that the City of Delta has provided financial support for our cancer patient transportation program which is free to cancer patients residing in Delta. Their generous donations over the years has reached a total of $25,000. For this, we thank […]