Basque Berets
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $7,500.00

Our Message

Please Donate to Basque Berets

Basque Berets is a family group passionate about supporting our loved ones and others living with mental health challenges.  2019 is our second year participating in CMHA’s Ride Don’t Hide.  

We seek your donations and invite you to ride with us to support those whose gifts and quality of life may be affected by their mental health challenges.  We all know someone challenged with one or more of the following:  anxiety, depression, alcohol and/or drug misuse, OCD, bipolar disorder, paranoia, incarceration or homelessness. We believe help is available, life can get better and recovery is possible.  

The Paris family originates in the Pays Basque region of southwest France.  In Vancouver since 1907, we are a diverse, multi-generational tribe with strong connections to one another and also to generations of cousins in France.   

Among our fundraising efforts for Ride Don’t Hide is the contribution of net proceeds of Paris Roka Candy, sold at Christmas.  Founder Marian Paris (with the help of more than 100 volunteers since 2014) makes Chocolate Almond ToffeeCrunch candy in honour of her son Daniel Patrick Paris Long (1986-2013).  Daniel keenly experienced the stigma of living with mental health challenges.  To date, Paris Roka Candy has raised over $56K to support mental health in Canada.    

Thanks to all our candy supporters including individuals, and Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites, Paris Orthotics, Paris Plumbing & Heating, Rockwood Custom Homes, SSI International, and Beacon Hill Wealth Management.    

Please donate and/or join our team to Ride Don’t Hide on June 23, 2019.   Everyone looks good in a beret!

Thank you.  

The Paris Family




Location Name
Greater Vancouver
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Our Team

Our Supporters (24)

Jennifer Susser left a message
Jun 22, 2019 10:05 AM
Go Team Basque Berets!!
Jennifer Susser donated $25.00
Jun 22, 2019 10:02 AM
Jennifer Susser left a message
Jun 22, 2019 9:57 AM
Go team Basque Berets!!!
Katie Blankenbiller donated $100.00
Jun 21, 2019 12:51 PM
Basque Berets donated $100.00
Jun 21, 2019 5:58 AM
Megan Paris-Griffiths donated $100.00
Jun 20, 2019 9:52 AM
Graham and Gill donated $100.00
Jun 19, 2019 9:59 PM
Fraser Macdougall donated $300.00
Jun 19, 2019 9:38 PM
meredith j powell donated $35.00
Jun 19, 2019 7:55 PM
Mel Reams donated $20.00
Jun 19, 2019 7:18 PM
Allison Grafton donated $500.00
Jun 18, 2019 9:44 PM
Becky Paris Turner donated $50.00
Jun 18, 2019 11:58 AM
Emily / Andrew Russell donated $30.00
Jun 18, 2019 11:46 AM
Michel Laterman donated $100.00
Jun 18, 2019 3:33 AM
Michelle Bourbonniere donated $20.00
Jun 18, 2019 12:41 AM
Marian left a message
Jun 17, 2019 10:44 PM
Karey, thank you for your generous support! Laura is a gift.
Happy Donor donated $2.00
Jun 17, 2019 10:30 PM
Karey left a message
Jun 15, 2019 12:49 PM
Special thanks to the angel who was guarding my child at BC Ferries and making friendswith her on the bus ride into Victoria.
Karey Jochimski donated $100.00
Jun 15, 2019 12:48 PM
Margaret Paris & Garth Heald donated $50.00
Jun 10, 2019 11:15 AM
Dana Russell donated $100.00
Jun 10, 2019 9:37 AM
Frederica Robertson donated $200.00
Apr 16, 2019 6:19 PM
Marian Paris left a message
Jan 26, 2019 12:58 PM
Net proceeds candy sales Christmas 2018. In honour of the memory of our beloved Daniel Patrick Paris Long (1986-2013)
Paris Roka Candy donated $5,000.00
Jan 26, 2019 12:57 PM


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