The R & D Group stays very active in the community. They live and work in the Grandview area and are passionate about contributing to local organizations they personally care for in and around East Vancouver. We are proud to give back to these select community organizations:
Admiral Seymour School Grocery Bags Program • ALS Society of BC • Big Sister’s of Vancouver, BC • Britannia Secondary Prom Dress Initiative • CLICK • Eastside Family Place Society • Girl Effect • Hope in Shadows • JustWork Economic Initiative • Laura Secord Elementary School Fall Carnival • Queen Victoria Annex Xmas Hampers • Salsbury Community Society • St. Francis Assisi Programs • Strathcona Elementary • Vancouver’s Eastside Boxing Club • Vancouver Farmers Market Sponsor • McSpadden County Fair • Culture Crawl • Create! • Eastside Arts Society • Eastside Arts District
“Dear Ruth Chuang & David Jones,
Thank you is a word given out so often it can lose its meaning, for that reason I will try to explain what your generosity means to me. It has enabled me to access a post-secondary education while securing my future by avoiding student debt, your generosity means that while I study, I will be able to save enough to travel, to gain more than an education, but also an experience, a story to develop my character. Your belief in Britannia students, directly or indirectly in me has not only opened the door to education, but you have given me something that everyone on earth dreams of in some form or another; you have given me wealth, not only monetarily, you have confirmed my belief that through hard work and commitment I can make success. $1250 dollars is a lot of money, but the wealth of confidence you have given me is far more valuable, because we all run out of money at some point, but our accomplishments stand with us forever, and add weight to our charge for success. One way or another I will pay what you have invested in me, and in the future, forward, in the community I hope to serve and protect, and beyond. Thank you for showing me that fortune favours the bold, and for making me a little bolder in the process, words can’t express my family’s and my own gratitude. Thank you.
“Dear Ruth Chuang & David Jones,
As the recipient of the Ruth and David Group Brit way award, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the tremendous support that you have provided me through this scholarship. I want you to know that my time at Britannia has been the most amazing experience and I know it will be an experience that I will never forget. To be acknowledged, recognized, and receive a scholarship of this caliber gives me such happiness because it tells me that I was able to stand strong and bring joy to my community. It tells me that my hard work has paid off and let me tell you, nothing makes me happier than knowing that my endless nights of working and planning events has been recognized and rewarded. To give you an idea of what you have sponsored, I have always dreamt of becoming a doctor and this will assist in my dream of entering medical school. I had no idea how I was going to afford it so I want you to know that this scholarship means the world to me. I cannot thank you enough and I will continue to work hard to ensure that your money does not go to waste. I look forward to my future endeavours and making you proud. I want to thank you once again for your support and I know our paths will cross again in the future.