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A personal appeal by Ryan Laurin of ASPAC Developments

Dear Readers

I recently had the privilege of visiting Canuck Place Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. I was deeply moved by the incredible care that allows children to spend precious time with family, when illness has shortened their lives together. The ASPAC family wants to help — and we have found the perfect partner in Ian Walker and his Cars and Hoops Foundation.

About Cars and Hoops Foundation Founder Ian Walker 

Ian’s philanthropic journey began during his student days at the International School of Beijing (ISB). At ISB, Ian spearheaded fundraising in support of breast cancer research and early-stage mammogram screenings.

As a proud Vancouverite and graduate of UBC, Ian felt inspired to continue his philanthropic activities after learning of the severe impact the pandemic had on local charities. Apart from his philanthropy, Ian has two passions — fast cars and basketball! So it seemed logical to Ian to launch the Cars and Hoops Foundation. ASPAC is proud to support its inaugural charity festival on July 9th, 2022 at the Richmond Olympic Oval. 

We look forward to supporting Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in providing important palliative care to children in BC by raising vital funds.

Visit the Cars and Hoops Charity Festival at The Oval In July

What’s happening? Over 77 exceptional exotic, luxury, supercars will be there to be ooh-ed and ah-ed over.  There will be VIP tents, food trucks, and basketball entertainment suitable for families of all ages and a basketball tournament with a $6000 prize.

Here’s the full schedule of events. It’s going to be massive!

Date: July 9th, 2022

Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm 

Location: Richmond Olympic Oval and  ASPAC Presentation Pavilion 


– Luxury Supercar Concours – Waterfront Riverside entertainment plaza featuring 77 unique luxury supercars , unique food trucks, music.

-3v3 Basketball Tournament – Fast-paced 3v3 basketball tournament featuring high level teams from far and wide and a $6000 prize pool.

-VIP Reception – Exclusive VIP experience for sponsors, car owners, and VIP ticket holders, at the ASPAC Presentation Pavilion.

Join Ryan Laurin at the VIP Pavilion

The ASPAC Presentation Pavilion offers prime waterfront views complete with luxurious function rooms and a stunning rooftop terrace — that’s where I’ll be most of the time. 

The Pavilion will host 250 exclusive VIP guests including a private lounge, patio, and sky lounge bar overlooking the Luxury Supercar Concours. 

  • Chef Catering by Alessandro Vianello
  • Wine Tasting by Bryant Mao, Canada’s Best Sommelier of 2020 
  • Cocktail Experience by Max Curzon-Price, Canada’s Bacardi Legacy 2020 Champion
  • “Louis XIII” Tasting by Rémy Martin
  • Rooftop Terrace “Sky Lounge” Bar

I’m asking you to come down and make sure we blast through our $50,000 fundraising target. Remember — this is for kids and their families at Canuck Place. It’s one of the few places kids with short lives can go for medical respite and family support, pain and symptom management, music and recreation therapy, education and art, grief, loss, and bereavement counselling, as well as end-of-life care — all under one roof.

All at no cost to families. That’s why we need to fundraise. What else would you be doing on July 9th that is as meaningful as this. Save the date. I’m going to start the (basket)ball rolling with a donation of my own … who’s in?

Let me know if you intend to come — just ping me on my Insta @lightninglaurin