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First World Champion Kaleb

Young Kaleb a War Amps Champs driver was our very first World Champion.  It was 2006.  We are happy to say he is doing very well in school and plays soccer. 

World Champion 2006

World Champion 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GRAND PRIX OF ITALY

JULY 26, 2015

A great racing day again.  Our luck with the weather is super as it sure isn’t fun if its raining. 

Our drivers:  Naisha, Christos, Veronica, Michael, Bryn, Duke, Jeffrey, Tara, Chase and Lucas.

Our Sponsors:  Newway Group, ONNI Property Management, Ledcor Construction, Ted Newell, Graham Construction,    Doka Canada Ltd., Donnie Di Pasquale,  Kansen Cranes,   Dunright Reinforcing

WINNERS:  CHASE 1ST., VERONICA  2ND.,  LUCAS  3RD.

                  Winner of the bike:  NAISHA

Volunteers from the Boy’s & Girl’s Clubs of South Coast B.C. :   Puja and Ileana

A donation was made to the CKNW Orphan’s Fund

Here are the photos:

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PIT CREW AND DRIVERS 

 

 

 

 

 

DONATION

DONATION

WINNERS

WINNERS

 WINNER OF BIKE AND B&G VOLUNTEER

 

1ST CHASE

1ST CHASE

  

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 GRAND PRIX OF CHINA

June 28, 2015

 A Hot Sunny Day was super enjoyable for the drivers and all the  people who watched the races.  The festivities were opened by the Vancouver Police Pipe Band, the official pipe band of the Friends of Ferrari.

Volunteers from the Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs of South Coast B.C  came out to be the driver’s pit crew.  Thank you Emily and Jen.

The Drivers:  Ava, Gianluca, Bryden, Alex, Ryian, Steven, Logyn, Kenton and Lyana.

The Winners:   1st.  Logyn;  2nd.  Lyana;  3rd.  Brayden.

Thank you to our great Sponsors:  Onni Group, Columbus Meats,  Crowning Enterprises,  Pacific Doors,  Newway Group, National Concrete,  La Piazza Restaurant,  Ellis Don Corporation,  Ledcor Construction and West Pacific.

Our special guest was Katja Colturri, an Olympian from Italy, who was visiting Vancouver with her husband Fausto and their two children Luca and Lucrezia.  Katja was our official race starter. We met Katja at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics when she was a commentator for RAI during the games.        

Here are the photos of the day:

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GALA LUNCHEON  2014

 

 The Friends of Ferrari held their annual Gala Luncheon in October and the keynote speaker was The Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC,

Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. We thank her for her very kind words about Friends of Ferrari.

Other Special guests were:

Mr. Fabrizio Inserra, Consul General of the Republic of Italy & Mrs. Loriana Inserra

His Honour Robert Jenkins, Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia

Mr. Ezio Bortulussi, Honourary President of Friends of Ferrari & Kimberly Sullivan

Mr. Sal Giantomaso

Mr. Sam Sullivan, MLA, Vancouver-False Creek

Miss Jeneece Edroff, the Penny Girl and the founder of A Home Away from Home, Jeneece Place for the families of children undergoing medical treatment in Victoria,               

Mr. Jake Wetzel- Canadian Men’s 8’s , Gold Medal – Bejing, Olympics;

-Gold Medal World Championship –Munich;

And Canadian Men’s Coxless 4’s Silver Medal, Athens Olympics as well as many other achievements in rowing.

Mike Eckford of CKNW was our M.C., and the new voice of Friends of Ferrari.

 We sent our best wishes to Michael Schumacher, 7 times Formula 1 World Champion.

 Gifts were presented to the top 3 drivers of 2014

Friends of Ferrari World Champion – Douglas

Finalist in Second Place – Carrington

Finalst in Third place –Mun Wah

 Also gifts were presented to the Friends of Ferrari Poster Child Logyn

We thank everyone who participated this year. See photos of event below

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On February 22, 2014 we held a special meeting with the 2013 winning drivers and their families.  We distributed a very special gift to each driver and we thank everyone who made this gift possible. 

We were very sad to hear that Michael Schumacher, 7 times Formula 1 World Champion, had sustained serious injury while skiing and we send him our prayers for a full recovery.

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Carrington 2013 Friends of Ferrari Champion receives her special gift from President and founder Franco Corona

 

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$ 2,018,500.00 

Raised and Donated as of November 2013.

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Photo of racer Jack S. by award winning photojournalist Boaz Joseph of the Surrey Leader

 

 

 

 

N.B.* 

 

There are no charges or fees for a child to become a driver in any of our races.  Our purpose is to raise money for a variety of charitable organizations.  The drivers in past years have helped us to raise over $1,800,000.00.   Each driver receives a medal, and a small gift from Ferrari.

 

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Winner of the Grand Prix of Monaco, Renault F1 Driver Jarno Trulli and Friends of Ferrari Founder, Franco Corona on the starting grid at the Grand Prix of York.