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Volunteer driver Harry brings a little fun to little ones and their parents. His contribution to his community is as exceptional as the children he drives to treatment. Harry says...

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The Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society has been incredibly lucky to have Laura as one of our amazing volunteers. Laura has such a fabulous attitude. She has this go-getter energy that's hard to match. She has been very busy sewing over 200 masks for our drivers on top of filling in where ever needed as a relief dispatcher, matching drivers to patients in the New Westminster and Burnaby region.

George Garrett’s passionate vision of helping others is a role model to which all community volunteers aspire. The Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society and the many cancer patients served applaud his selection as Volunteer Leader of the year. An honour truly deserved. Bob Smith - VCDS President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20th, 2020

George Garrett, Co-Founder of VCDS Retires;
Launches Legacy Giving Program for Cancer Drivers

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John McInnes on the left, George Garrett to the right.

Lower Mainland, BC. George Garrett—award-winning reporter, beloved community champion and a co-founder of the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society has announced his retirement from the Board of the Society, effective August 31st, 2020.

The Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society has received a five-year significant donation from the R. Howard Webster Foundation/Fondation R. Howard Webster of Montreal. 

President Bob Smith says
"The donation will not only meet immediate needs, but it also helps us build for the future."


DrGill-Oncology

One of Canada’s leading oncologists – Dr. Sharlene Gill of Vancouver has commended the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society for its role in getting cancer patients to treatment.

Interviewed by Intrepid Reporter: George Garrett | VCDS Vice-President

In times of uncertainty the human spirit and sense of kindness cannot be broken. After the COVID-19 shutdown and concerns on how to safely restart our driving services once permitted, we never felt defeated.

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Media

George Garrett Retires;
setting VCDS up for the Future
Read Article | Peace Arch News

George Garrett Retires
Read Article | Cloverdale Reporter

Co-Founder George Garrett Retires
Read Article | Delta Optimist

Back in The Drivers Seat
Read Article | Delta Optimist

VCDS Set to Resume Service
Read Article | Delta Optimist

Volunteer Driver-Harry Kroeker
Read Article | Langley Advance Times

Service To Resume
Watch Video | CTV News

Connecting with Patients
Read Article | North Shore News

No Rides for Tri-City Cancer Patients
Read Article | Tri-City News

Suspends Service Amid Pandemic
Read Article | Aldergrove Star

Leap Year Birthday
Read Article | North Delta Reporter

City Of Delta $5,000 Grant
Read Article | Delta Optimist

Compassionate Citizens Help
Read Article | Surrey Cares Org

In memory of Debbie Froese
Read Article | Aldergrove Star

Increase in Demand
Read Article | Tri-City News

Driver Helps Make Life Bearable 
Read Article-pg 17 | Langley Advance e-News
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Christmas Dream Fulfilled
Read Article | Delta Optimist

Courage of Cancer Patient
Read Article-pg 13 | Cloverdale Reporter
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Driver in retirement.
Read Article | Maple Ridge News

Raising money to cover costs
Video Interview | Langley Advance Times

Cloverdale’s Envision Financial
First West Foundation 
Read Article |Surrey Now Leader

Charity Car Washes...
Read Article | Langley Advance News

Students Bottle Drive Success
Interview | Surrey Now Leader

‘Intrepid reporter’ George Garrett reflects on CKNW’s 75-year history
Interview | Glowbal News

 George Garrett with Lynda Steele
Interview | CKNW

 Rising Costs; Increasing Demands
Read Article | The Province

An increasing need for more Punjabi and Hindi-speaking drivers
Read Article |
Surrey Now Leader

The John Daily Show
Listen | CKNW

Larry Coleman thoughtful interview.
Read Article | Tri-City News BC

Raising $8,000
Read Article | Surrey Now Leader

George Garrett with Simi Sara
Listen | Mornings with Simi