On June 28, 2019, the CPABC Vancouver Chapter hosted a regional social networking event, co-hosted with CPABC, at the Hey Y’all Porch at Nat Bailey Stadium in Vancouver, BC.
A sell out crowd of 200 CPABC members, candidates, CPA students and their guests attended to support the Vancouver Canadians defend home field against the Spokane Indians – the current leader in the northwest league.
This popular networking event, held at the fully reserved Hey Y’all Porch, started with a barbeque dinner featuring heaps of potato salad, crispy fried chicken, foot long hot dogs and savoury hamburgers. Diners were able to customized their hot dogs or burgers with their personal choice of condiments. A large selection of tasty desserts, complemented by an ice cream fridge packed full of popsicles and fudge bars, was the perfect ending to a great meal.
The official welcome included the ceremonial first pitch and the playing of the national anthems which were sung by Christine Woodington CPA CGA, incoming chapter chair.Under an overcast sky that threaten rain, the Spokane Indians threw the first pitch. The challengers took an early and commanding lead and were up 6 runs before the home team was able to get 2 runs on the board. By the end of the ninth inning, though, the home team had given up two more runs to close the game 2-8.
Despite the loss, the crowd appreciated the valiant effort by the home team, and also enjoyed a relaxing evening reconnecting with friends and making new connections.
Here are a few photos from the event:
The chapter offers various events throughout the year including social networking, local chapter PD, community engagement and student/candidate nights. Follow the chapter on social media to stay informed.
New volunteers are always welcome so contact the chapter chair to get involved.