Over 175 members and their guests attended the August 12, 2016 Whitecaps game at BC Place to watch Vancouver’s home team play the San Jose Earthquakes. Despite a valiant effort, the visiting team shook up the Caps by winning 2-1.
The evening kicked off with a pre-game reception at the BC Sports Hall of Fame. Attendees explored the exhibit halls and displays celebrating the achievements of many local athletes. In the Hall of Champions, members and guests enjoyed canapees and beverages.
David Chiang CPA CA, CPABC’s VP of member services, emceed the evening and introduced guest speaker Bob Lenarduzzi, president of Whitecaps FC. Below, Chiang (middle) is pictured with Deepak Arora CPA CGA President of the ICAI BC Chapter (second from right) and Vijay Gupta, past president of the ICAI BC Chapter (second from left), along with their spouses Mrs. Gupta and Mrs. Arora.
Lenarduzzi admitted that the 2016 season has been a challenge, however, the team is strong and remains very capable. Lenarduzzi shared some tips about what to watch for during the game and concluded his remarks by thanking CPABC members for their loud and enthusiastic support.
Mandeep Mann CPA CGA, chair of the CPABC Vancouver Chapter, spoke next and introduced fellow chapter board officers who were in attendance: Matthew Wong CPA CGA (vice-chair) and Christine Franz CPA CGA (Secretary). Mann encouraged members to attend future chapter events which include PD, social networking, and community activities.
The three chapter officers, pictured above, took centre stage to “Own the Podium” in honour of Canada’s finest athletes at the Rio Olympics.
Derek Johnson CPA CMA, chair of the social committee, helped distribute over a dozen door prizes including generous prizes donated by the Vancouver Whitecaps (pair of tickets to an upcoming game), The Art of Leadership (two passes to the September 16 all day conference in Vancouver) and CPABC. Both the Vancouver Whitecaps and The Art of Leadership offer members special discounts for attending their upcoming events. Click on the Member Benefits links above to find out more.
Johnson (right) with Matt Wong (left).
Sandy Parcher (left), Richard Rees FCPA FCA (right) and Rick Lightheart FCPA FCMA in the Hall of Champions.
Picture below is one of the winners of the many door prizes.
Jessica Sliz (above) financial literacy Burnaby area leader with her husband.
Members and students interested in watching future Whitecaps games can purchase specially priced tickets. Check out the Member Benefits page and look under the recreation category.