ABSOLUTE SPA PARK ROYAL - WEST VANCOUVER
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A BANQUET ROOM IN THE CENTURY-PLAZA HOTEL
The Pacific Autism Family Centre (PAFC) is designed to respond to the challenge of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in British Columbia — a condition experienced by some 40,000 individuals. PAFC’s core purpose is to be a Knowledge Centre; bringing together state-of-the-art resources for research, information, learning, assessment, treatment and support, and building capacity to address the lifespan needs of individuals with ASD, and their families across BC. The goal is to ensure that the Centre builds upon existing lifespan services while at the same time addressing the need for supports and services across the province.
Serving the province is an essential feature of the PAFC. The potential plan is to develop a “hub and spoke/satellite” concept. The main “hub” will be located in the Vancouver area with regional ” spoke/satellite” centres located in communities across the province. The physical spoke centres will have full access to the expertise and information services offered in the hub location. The locations for the spoke/satellite centres are yet to be determined.
For over 23 years we have worked hard raising funds to give very special children a better quality of life. The Women’s Media Golf Classic has delivered countless fun memories and over $2.9 million for BC children’s charities. We plan to keep the momentum going with celebrity appearances, tremendous prizes, live entertainment, a silent and live auction and a tantalizing, gourmet dinner.
Over the years we have been blessed with visits from the children at the golf course as they enjoy our display of police horses and motorcycles, fire trucks, PAD dogs, mascots and much more. We have also filled the dreams of many children at our banquet providing computers, trips to Disneyland even a puppy to make their lives very special. In keeping with our theme we asked the children of the Mediated Learning Academy to create pictures sharing their memories of the Women’s Media Golf Classic. The results are both delightful and moving. Take a moment to enjoy their very special masterpieces!
Mark your calendar now and join us at this highly publicized event while raising funds and the roof for Autism and Developmental Disabilities!
Chair & Founder
The Mediated Learning Academy is a new and innovative special education institute for children from Kindergarten to Grade twelve. Children learn through mediated learning experiences and “brain-based” teaching. The school is located in the heart of the lower mainland in a quiet residential area.
WOMEN'S MEDIA GOLF CLASSIC
CREW Management is a private group of companies formed in 1996. Its main area of focus is Property and Hotel Management, and the ownership of the Absolute Spa Group and its affiliates.
Founded in British Columbia, the principals of the company are born and raised Vancouverites with a long background in the Hospitality Industry.
Lisogar-Cocchia is a hotelier by trade, as the Executive Vice-President of the Century Plaza Hotel & Spa for the past 25 years. Also as the President of Absolute Spa Group, Canada’s largest and most luxurious spa chain, Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia has been categorized as a bona fide “Spa Maven” as quoted in the Vancouver Sun and Ottawa Citizen’sNewspapers.
Lisogar-Cocchia was recently named one of BC’s most Influential Women in Business, by the Vancouver Sun, for her endless philanthropy and community service. Sitting on multiple boards, Lisogar-Cocchia was the first woman elected to the Vancouver Police Board Foundation. She currently sits as the Senior Vice-Chair on the Vancouver Board of Trade. As the Incoming Chair for the 2011-2012 year, Lisogar-Cocchia will be the youngest female Chair in the 124 years of the Vancouver Board of Trade history.
Through her work and philanthropy, the energetic entrepreneur has received numerous awards and honors; including Canadian Food Services/Hospitality Executives Association Entrepreneur of the Year, Business in Vancouver’s Most Influential Women in Business, YWCA’s Woman of Distinction – Entrepreneur & Innovator, Variety Club’s International Corporate Fundraiser of the Year and the Variety Club Angel Award. Lisogar-Cocchia recently received the Lifetime Achievement Industry Award from the Leading Spas of Canada, which is the highest in its class.
In 1987, Lisogar-Cocchia founded the Century Plaza Hotel & Spa Women’s Media Golf Classic, which has raised over $2.6 million for various children’s charities; with more than $1 million going to Variety the Children’s Charity. Projects built by this fundraising success include the Vancouver Oral Centre for Hearing Impaired Children, the Children’s Foundation Centre, Down Syndrome Resource Centre, and now the Pacific Autism Family Centre.
With over 500 employees in the hotel and spa industry, Mr. Cocchia oversees a varied business venture with his partner and wife Wendy Lisogar. These ventures include: Soluzione Spa Products, CREW Studios, Vancouver bc.net, etc. As General Manager of the Century Plaza Hotel and Spa, Mr. Cocchia has overseen all facets of the renovation and repositioning of this well-known downtown Vancouver property and its award winning amenities.
Mr. Cocchia is proud to serve as President of the Board of Directors of the Mediated Learning Academy and the Variety Learning Center, a private school that serves special children with a variety of diagnosis and learning problems. He is in his third fourth in this capacity.
Mr. Cocchia also serves as President of the Pacific Autism Center Society, a family led initiative to establish a “Knowledge center” for the Province of British Columbia. This initiative has recently been supported with a land commitment from the City of Vancouver and a $20 million commitment from the provincial government.
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