Garrett Paquette Fund

The 7th Annual Garrett Paquette

MOMO Seafood Extravaganza

 

Saturday, November 11th at 6:00 pm

Vancouver Island Conference Centre

101 Gordon Street, Nanaimo, BC

 

Tickets $125
$75 tax receipt emailed immediately with ticket purchase
 
Table of 8 – $1000
$600 tax receipt emailed immediately with table purchase

 

 

Click here to make a donation to the Garrett Paquette Fund.

Select ‘Garrett Paquette Fund’ from the drop-down menu.

 

 

The MOMO Seafood Extravaganza is held each year in honour of Garrett Paquette—carrying on Garrett’s legacy of generosity. Garrett lived his life with humble kindness towards all those around him, be they best friends or someone who just needed a friend.

When Garrett passed away suddenly on November 11, 2011 at the far-too-young age of 30, he was passionately raising funds for Movember, an annual fundraiser that raises money and awareness for men’s healthy, specifically prostate cancer. His father, Roger Paquette, decided to carry on the torch for his son. The Garrett Paquette campaign raised $115,000, making it the largest Movember fundraiser in the world.

Now an annual flagship event in Nanaimo, the Garrett Paquette MOMO Seafood Extravaganza has raised more than $400,000. After a few years of raising funds for Movember, Roger Paquette decided this tribute to his son should focus on supporting local needs in our Nanaimo community.

 

The Garrett Paquette Community Fund

supporting

Local Needs for Local People

 

This year, the Garrett Paquette MOMO Seafood Extravaganza has partnered with the Nanaimo Foundation.

  • Every donation made to the Garrett Paquette Community Fund will receive a tax receipt from the Nanaimo Foundation.
  • $75 tax receipt emailed immediately with ticket purchase
  • $600 tax receipt emailed immediately with table purchase

 

The 7th Annual Garrett Paquette MOMO Seafood Extravaganza will support

Garrett Paquette Nanaimo Foundation Endowment Fund

Each year grants will be awarded from this endowment fund to assist people in our local community. This permanent endowment fund in Garrett’s honour will continue to grow in perpetuity, forever expanding the support provided to those in need in our community.

Rainbows Nanaimo

Rainbows provides support to families going through a major loss in their family. This program has been in Nanaimo for 29 years and has provided much needed support to children, teens and their parents as they grieve and deal with changes in their family life.

Vancouver Island University Garrett Paquette Bursary Program

Each year, a bursary is awarded to a deserving student in a culinary or athletics program—two of Garrett’s passions.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor a Table

Showcase your company’s or your family’s support for Local Needs for Local People. Each $5,000 Table Sponsor will receive

  • Logo recognition on event screens
  • Recognition from the podium
  • Logo recognition on web and social media
  • Logo recognition on post-event thank you messaging to donors and attendees

Sponsor a Matching Gift

Double to support to Local Needs for Local People. Donate a Matching Gift of any value $5,000 or higher and receive

  • Logo recognition on event screens
  • Recognition from the podium
  • Logo recognition on web and social media
  • Logo recognition on post-event thank you messaging to donors and attendees

Donate an Auction Item

Help raise more money for Local Needs for Local People. Donate an item to the silent auction.

 

For more information contact Laurie Bienert at

laurie@nanaimofoundation.com

250-667-4292