GDF News  

   2013 Steel Industry Softball Tournament!
August 17th & 18th — We want sincerely thank all of the Teams, Spectators and Volunteers (and their
families!) who came out to enjoy the weekend and raise money for the Gaby Davis Foundation.
A special thank you goes out to Kevin and Billy for the re-birth of this event this year in memory of
Gaby’s grandpa, Mel. Mel used to help organize this event in past years and the guys thought it would
be a great tribute to their co-worker and friend to dedicate this year to him and his favourite charity.

We would also like to thank the following associations for their contributions;

      •    Cloverdale Minor Softball (Esther, Jim and Shelly).
      •    City of Surrey Parks (Brianna and Sonia).
      •    Cloverdale Minor Football (Yera).
      •    Western Stevedoring and Coutinho Ferrostaal.
      •    The Shark Club in Langley.


Fortsmith Northstars – 1st Place and the Sportsmanship Trophy (they traveled all the way from the Northwest Territories to be in the tournament)
AJ Forsyth – 2nd Place
Alliance Painting – 3rd Place

Total Raised this year was $4100.00!!

We look forward to next year!

   The Bosa Properties Foundation supports GDF!
March 5, 2013 — We would like to thank the Bosa Properties Foundation and the Bosa family for their
generous support of the Gaby Davis Foundation.
Their generousity will enable us to help five additional families this year.

   Thank You Wilkinson Steel & Metals!
Wilkinson Steel generously donated over $9500 in 2012 in honour & memory of Gaby’s beloved
grandpa, Mel Elias, who retired last year after 44 years at Wilkinson.

We would like to thank the Wilkie staff for their generous support over the years!

   In Memory of Grandpa Mel
Over $2500 was raised in honour and memory of Gaby’s grandpa, Mel Elias, who passed away in November 2012.

Thank you to all who came out to celebrate Mel’s life and honour his wish to support Gaby’s charity.

   Local writer donating partial proceeds of book to GDF!
Lisa Sahli Graham, a Mom and teacher in the lower mainland has chosen the Gaby Davis Foundation as her charity of choice and is donating 1/2 of the proceeds of her book sales to our charity.

You can purchase a copy of 'Life Lines', a collection of poetry by Lisa Sahli Graham for $20 by

We are so grateful to Lisa for her kindness and generosity and
hope that you will enjoy a copy of her book.

   We couldn’t have asked for much better news to start our 5th year!

In June, the Gaby Davis Foundation was the recipient of the Toskan Casale Foundation YPI award of $5,000 after 3 local grade 10 students, Katrina, Marjan and Tina of Riverside Secondary won their regional finals of the Youth Philanthropy Initiative by presenting on the work of our charity.

Then in August, GDF received news that Costco had opted to support our work by way of another $5,000 grant that was presented by Port Coquitlam Costco Admin Manager, James Hastings. This was particularly special as it is the first time that Costco has made such a donation on a national basis and the Gaby Davis Foundation was one of just 5 such recipients across Canada.


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