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Basque Berets
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $8,000.00

Our Message

Please Sponsor Basque Berets

The Basque Berets is a family group passionate about supporting our loved ones and others living with mental health challenges.  2018 is our first year of participation in CMHA’s Ride Don’t Hide.  

We seek your donations and invite you to ride with us, either literally or virtually, to support those whose gifts and quality of life may be temporarily dimmed by the challenges of anxiety, depression, alcohol and/or drug misuse, OCD, bipolar disorder, paranoia, plus incarceration and homelessness. Help is available and recovery is possible. Your support encourages and directly aids those experiencing mental health challenges to not stay alone with their problems, and above all, to believe!

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 relatives in France.   

Among our fundraising efforts for Ride Don’t Hide is the contribution of net proceeds of Paris Roka Candy, sold annually in November.  Since 2014, founder Marian Paris (with the help of over 100 volunteers) makes this buttery, nutty, crunchy, sweet, salty delicious 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 $47K to support improved 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 join us–everyone looks good in a beret!

Donate money, ride with our team, and/or voice your support in the comments below.   

Thank you.  

The Paris Family








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Greater Vancouver
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Our Team

Our Supporters (35)

Happy Donor donated an undisclosed amount
Nov 17, 2018 3:04 PM
Scott & Dana Russell donated $100.00
Jul 30, 2018 1:07 PM
Marian left a message
Jun 24, 2018 8:00 PM
Hey Dan thanks so much!!! Next year!
Dan Van Stolk left a message
Jun 24, 2018 12:10 AM
Good luck to all the Basque Berets on Sunday! I would be there if I could.
Dan van Stolk donated $50.00
Jun 24, 2018 12:05 AM
Lucinda, Ellen, and Angus donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 23, 2018 3:33 PM
Margot left a message
Jun 23, 2018 8:25 AM
Thanks to all the generous donors helping our team get over the 'finish-line'...nice work Zoe B, Jim N, Chuck B, Harry B, Karen M, & Anne Marie W....love you all.
Jim Nicholls donated $100.00
Jun 23, 2018 6:49 AM
Zoe B donated $50.00
Jun 22, 2018 10:27 PM
Marian left a message
Jun 22, 2018 8:50 PM
Thanks Megan, Allison, Susie and Happy Donor!
Megan and family donated $100.00
Jun 22, 2018 7:53 AM
Marian Paris left a message
Jun 22, 2018 12:08 AM
Jun 21: Team Basque Berets is now #1 fundraising team in Vancouver! Thanks to all our donors, friends and Paris Roka candy supporters and volunteers who got us here! We couldn't do it without you! Keep it up!
Allison Grafton donated $150.00
Jun 21, 2018 11:38 PM
Susie Hammond donated $50.00
Jun 21, 2018 10:24 PM
Happy Donor donated $100.00
Jun 21, 2018 9:56 PM
Mary Kelly left a message
Jun 21, 2018 7:39 PM
For Daniel and his family, with love.
Mary Kelly donated $50.00
Jun 21, 2018 7:39 PM
Joe Kelly left a message
Jun 21, 2018 12:14 PM
Pleased to support such a worthy cause and charming fundraiser lady!
Joe Kelly donated $77.00
Jun 21, 2018 12:13 PM
Michael Anhorn, Executive Director, CMHA, Vancouver-Fraser Branch left a message
Jun 21, 2018 8:59 AM
Basque Berets what amazing work raising funds to support people with mental illness in our communities. Thank you and keep up the great work! I hope I get a chance to meet you at the ride.
Teresa Paris left a message
Jun 20, 2018 5:39 PM
Go Team Go! xoxo
Teresa Paris donated $50.00
Jun 20, 2018 5:37 PM
Becky Paris Turner left a message
Apr 3, 2018 12:42 PM
love and support!!
Turner Gang donated $50.00
Apr 3, 2018 12:39 PM
Nicky (Paris) Grafton donated $50.00
Mar 21, 2018 8:04 AM
Team Basque Berets left a message
Mar 19, 2018 11:32 PM
Wow, thanks, Glen!
Glen M left a message
Mar 19, 2018 8:16 PM
Peddle to the medal! Keep up the good work!
Glen Morrison donated $80.00
Mar 19, 2018 8:15 PM
Brenda Bysouth donated $50.00
Mar 19, 2018 1:16 PM
Deborah Paris donated $20.00
Feb 5, 2018 10:41 AM
Paris Roka Candy left a message
Jan 20, 2018 9:33 PM
Net candy proceeds 2017. Thanks to all our candy volunteers, purchasers and supporters–we couldn't do it without you.
Paris Roka Candy donated $6,840.00
Jan 20, 2018 9:32 PM
Basque Berets left a message
Dec 5, 2017 3:54 PM
Thanks Katie & David! The Paris Family
Katie and David Addison donated $30.00
Dec 4, 2017 5:50 PM
Paris Roka Candy, Marian Paris, Founder and Volunteer CEO left a message
Nov 7, 2017 7:20 PM
Net Proceeds of Paris Roka Candy will be donated to Team Basque Berets to help end the stigma of living with mental health challenges, in honour of the memory of Daniel Patrick Paris Long (1986-2013), a beloved member of the Paris/Long family.