Victoria, BC – The Q’s Victoria Track Series held its third annual Silent Auction and Awards Night at the Sticky Wicket’s Maple Room in the Strathcona Hotel Sunday, September 2nd. This event caps off the track series season. The event recognizes accomplishments of the athletes and raises money for the Mustard Seed Food Bank.
“As a charity of the title sponsor 100.3 the Q! this partnership made sense for the series to adopt. So far, over the first three years, The Q’s Victoria Track Series has helped raise nearly $6000 in cash.”
All Silent Auction proceeds go to the Mustard Seed Food Bank. “The total from this year’s silent auction, not including a few items left to be picked up is $2146,” said Jessica Woods of the Mustard Seed. “I just want to thank you for another great year,” she added. Through donations at each meet and the three annual silent auction events, The Q’s Victoria Track Series has helped raise approximately $6000. In addition to those dollars there are also a small amount of non-perishable food items donations dropped off throughout the meets.
During the awards ceremony athletes are recognized for their performances within their ten-year age-groups for earning points through placing in enough races to qualify (five and one event at least 5000m in length). Additionally, all runners and spectators can vote – with no criteria in place – on a runner they feel should earn the coveted Maurice Tarrant Performance Award, which includes a prize package of a luxury hotel stay at the Black Rock Resort in Ucluelet, BC, shoes from Saucony of Canada and Season Pass to The Q’s Victoria Track Series.
The Q’s Victoria Track Series includes several meets that take place from May through September at the University of Victoria’s Centennial Stadium as well as Oak Bay High School’s Jack Wallace Memorial Track. The 2012 season finished with the BC 10000m Championships at the University of Victoria Saturday, September 1st. Popeye’s Supplements is the title sponsor of the Championships event.
For more information on the series, visit the website: www.victoriatrackseries.ca