June 01, 2013 12:00 ET

Vancouver Entertainment and Events Company, Blueprint, Poised to Raise $50,000 for the 5th Annual Ride to Conquer Cancer

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 1, 2013) - Blueprint, Vancouver's largest events and entertainment company, is pleased to announce their participation in the 5th Annual Ride to Conquer Cancer, on June 15th and 16th, 2013. This will be the company's third year participating in the race and charity effort, but the first year under the Blueprint name, following the recent merge of Blueprint Events and The Adelphia Group in January 2013.

To date, Blueprint has raised $100,000 for the charity - a 200-kilometer bike ride from Vancouver to Seattle, in support of life-saving research and enhancements to care for cancer patients in British Columbia through the BC Cancer Foundation. This year, Blueprint will have sixteen employees join the race, and is poised to raise $50,000.

Blueprint's involvement in the Ride to Conquer Cancer began due to the direct impact of the disease on co-owner Bill Kerasiotis, who lost his father to the cancer in 2008. Ironically, this year's race will fall on Father's Day.

Bill Kerasiotis shares, "I am so proud to have the Blueprint team participating in The Ride to Conquer Cancer this year. For our company, this effort was something that resonated with so many of our staff - it is just too big of a disease to ignore and sadly, it has affected most of us. Riding alongside my team this year will be a triumph both physically and emotionally. I am thankful that we are able to make a contribution to the cause in the process."

In addition to participating in the race, from June 1st to June 14th, Blueprint will be donating one dollar from every cover charge at their select bars, Celebrities, The Charles Bar and The Caprice, to go directly to the Ride to Conquer Cancer. Blueprint invites anyone interested in supporting their efforts in the quest to overcome cancer, to donate to Blueprint through the Ride to Conquer Cancer website.

About Blueprint:

Based in Vancouver, BC, Blueprint is the city's largest lifestyle and events company - dedicated to providing the best in entertainment. Always at the forefront of entertainment culture, Blueprint offers an impressive scale of clubs, over 250 blow out dance events annually, along with a boundless array of pubs and liquor stores. With Blueprint, the entertainment experience truly begins 'at the rope' and extends through every aspect including service, music, food and beverage, talent and events.

With a relentless focus on current & upcoming trends and an unparalleled passion for detail, Blueprint's goal is to continue producing the best in entertainment and lifestyle culture in Vancouver and beyond. For more information, visit

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