The History of Metropolitan Vancouver is organized one year to a chapter (or one chapter to a year), and they are sponsorable: $2,000, which can be paid in three annual installments ($700, $700 and $600) or all at once. The complete list of sponsors and years is at http://www.vancouverhistory.
Why not sponsor the year you were born. Or the year your father or mother was born or died. Do it on your own, or with other friends or family members.
As for contributions to help finish the book, any money collected goes to lawyer Christine Elliott, who is holding it in trust. Any cheque should be made out to Christine Elliott Trust Account, and, on the re: line, enter: Chuck Davis Vancouver History Project. Christine Elliott offered her services on a pro-bono basis, after hearing Chuck share his unfortunate predicament at a salon evening organized by Sam Sullivan.
Ms. Elliott’s address is: Christine Elliott Solicitor Suite No. 102-280 Nelson Street Vancouver, BC V6B 2E2
The money held in trust is for the completion of the book. The sponsorship money is separate, and goes to Chuck Davis directly. And, it will be most welcome.
One possible future expense for Chuck is a chair to carry him up and down to the bedroom/bathroom, etc. He's having to climb the stairs by himself these days, and he tells me it sets him puffing for five minutes. The cost is $3,700.
After all Chuck has done for the city, I would like to think we can help him with some sponsorship money and other donations to help complete this most important work, and make his remaining time with us as comfortable as possible.