THANK YOU VANCOUVER - WE SET A NEW FUNDRAISING RECORD!What a day! On behalf of all of us at Orbis, THANK YOU to everyone who participated, pulled, cheered, volunteered or donated in support of this year's Plane Pull for Sight Vancouver! We're so glad that you could join us to celebrate our 9th anniversary!
The sun was out, the skies were clear (for the most part) and team spirit was running high! It was so encouraging to see a total of 19 teams and more than 1,000 people out on the tarmac supporting Orbis and the fight to end avoidable blindness.
With your generous, caring and enthusiastic support, the 2018 Orbis Canada Plane Pull for Sight Vancouver raised a more than $42,500 (and counting) - the most we've ever raised in Vancouver!
Celebrating the Best of the Best
While we couldn't be more grateful to everyone who participated and fundraised, we'd like to recognize and congratulate the following teams and individuals for really going the extra mile.
TOP FUNDRAISING INDIVIDUALS
1. Yin Kit Sik - $2,604
2. Monnie Ho - $1,900
3. Harvie Buitelaar - $1,032
TOP FUNDRAISING TEAMS
1. Po Lam & CCH - $13,951
2. Team Aloha - $3,971
3. Positive Change (Hatch Aviation) - $3,501
A big congrats also goes out to our fastest pulling team of the day, Studeo Vancouver, who pulled the 65-ton FedEx 757 cargo plane in a blazing fast sub-10 second time of 00:9:75! That's some serious horsepower - way to go Studeo Vancouver!
Once again, thanks to all of you - our team captains, team members, donors, sponsors, and volunteers - for making the 2018 Plane Pull for Sight Vancouver our biggest and best yet! We look forward to seeing you next year.