Barinder Rasode, Director of Social Responsibility for the Resource Works Society, is encouraging Vancouverites to come out to the Race for Resources fundraising event to help fund research and create fact-based information on the contribution of responsible resource development and extraction.
“It’s going to be a really fun event,” Barinder says. “Thanks to the generosity of the Hastings Park race track, we’ll have a VIP compound where you can rub shoulders with resource industry leaders, public policy decision makers, and other concerned citizens and enjoy a wonderful summer afternoon while supporting a good cause.”
That good cause involves the work done by Barinder and her team at Resource Works Society, providing fact-based information to the news media as well as the community in general on responsible resource development in British Columbia.
“We’ve been in existence since 2014,” Barinder explains, “and in that short time, other ventures like ours have come and gone. But we’re still here and I think that’s because our strategy has always been to build a large supporter base with the potential for a broad public movement.”
After donning your finest summer wear and hat, you can head down to the Hastings Park racetrack to enjoy a day at the races complete with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a buffet lunch.
“It will also be an opportunity to chat with our Board and sponsors and share your ideas for our continued success,” Barinder notes.
Starting at 12:30pm and running until 5pm, the event promises to be an afternoon of fun and camaraderie at Hastings Park Race Track in support of the Resource Works Society. There will be live entertainment between races, a roaming photographer, and a betting kiosk for the exclusive use of the Race for Resources attendees.
“Horse racing has a history in B.C. and it creates jobs,” Barinder says. “We’re proud to be associated with them and delighted that they are involved in our Race for Resources afternoon.”
Tickets are just $100 and can be purchased through Resource Works website. Bring the whole family; kids are welcome to attend and can learn about the resource industry and watch horses at the same time.
For more information on Race for Resources, the Resource Works Society and their research, check out their website, call 778.588.9352, or email. Resource Works can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.