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Jordan Sidoo — Indo-Canadian Youngster Gets Government Honours

Jordan SidooIndo-Canadian youth leader Jordan Sidoo was recognized this past week by the BC Provincial Government for his outstanding community service.

Sidoo, who is the youngest son of well known Indo-Canadian businessman David Sidoo, was presented with a BC Certificate of Appreciation for his tireless efforts to enhance fairness, equality; cultural appreciation and social awareness and his wonderful contribution to the success of British Columbia and our society as a whole at such a young age.

Read the full article here.


Jordan Sidoo and Dylan Sidoo Founders & Directors of The Breakfast Club of BC

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Dylan SidooIn British Columbia, 1 in 5 children is at risk of starting the school day without breakfast. According to teachers, children that come to school hungry are unable to concentrate, more lethargic, and more disruptive than their peers, causing them to lose 1 to 2 hours of valuable learning time every day.

 Furthermore, food insecurity and poor nutrition in children increases their risk of developing chronic illnesses and mental health problems.

 The Breakfast Club of BC strives to combat food insecurity and promote health and learning by implementing community-based breakfast programs in underserved elementary schools. By providing funding, kitchen equipment, training, and management tools, we endeavour to eradicate hunger among the province’s most vulnerable children.

May 7, 2019 Vancouver Sun Article: Adopt-A-School campaign raises record funds for B.C. kids


Dylan Sidoo and Jordan Sidoo – Leading Sidoo Family Giving’s Partnership with Warren Moon and the Crescent Moon Foundation

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Jordan Sidoo, Warren Moon, & Dylan Sidoo

On July 23rd, 2015 Jordan and Dylan Sidoo joined Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and nine-time Pro Bowl selection Warren Moon on the mound at Angels’ Stadium in Anaheim, California. The Sidoo brothers were celebrating this year’s Crescent Moon Foundation Scholarship award winners and the recently formed partnership between Sidoo Family Giving and the Crescent Moon Foundation.

Jordan and Dylan, who head up Sidoo Family Giving, have always been deeply committed to help enhance the lives of those less fortunate in their home town of Vancouver, BC, Canada. They come by it honestly, as their parents, David and Manjy Sidoo, have set a strong example of community leadership and stewardship through their many philanthropic endeavors in their Lower Mainland community.

Their strong sense of obligation to give back to their community in Canada has grown international wings as the brothers have led the charge in partnering with the Crescent Moon Foundation to help youth in America as well.

The Crescent Moon Foundation is a logical strategic partner for Sidoo Family Giving, as both organizations share a very similar mission:

Established in 1989, the Crescent Moon Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support for educational pursuits that will benefit children most in need who have displayed a commitment to their community, as well as other charitable causes. As part of the Crescent Moon Foundation’s mission, the Rising Moon Scholarship Program awards ten scholarships of up to $5,000 annually to students that demonstrate a commitment to their community, excel in leadership and academics, and who are in need.

“My mother taught me at a young age the importance of giving back,” said Moon, a Los Angeles native and Washington Huskies alum. “Unfortunately, not all kids today have someone guiding them or providing them with the means for success. It is my sincere hope the Crescent Moon Foundation can assist in that regard.”

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The Crescent Moon Foundation Scholarship Award Winners, Jordan Sidoo, Dylan Sidoo and Warren Moon.

For more information on the Crescent Moon Foundation: http://www.crescentmoonfoundation.org/

Additional photos of the California event can be seen at the Crescent Moon Foundation Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HWarrenMoon1


Please Join David in Supporting Dylan Sidoo and Jordan Sidoo’s Exciting New Venture!

Get VanishDavid Sidoo is thrilled to announce that his sons Dylan and Jordan have partnered with Jaiten Gill to found an exciting new company called Vanish and have just released the beta of their first program designed to bring the human intimacy back to digital messaging.

How does Vanish work? You are in control of your communications. Your messages are yours and yours alone…of course including the recipient. This means with Vanish all of your data is encrypted, private and anonymous, and you have control of when, how and if that data gets deleted. With a simple gesture within the app, you can make your chats vanish.

Vanish let you experience worry-free group video and audio chats, delivers intuitive, easy-to-use user interface, and offers decentralized, server-free communication. This is digital messaging at the next level!

David is calling on you to help drive the Vanish beta program by signing up to experience the application for yourself! Registration is quick and simple:

  1. Visit getvanish.com
  2. Enter your mobile number on the landing page
  3. And you’re done! You will be notified when Vanish is ready for you.

Once you’ve signed up, please pass the message along to your friends and family to join Vanish too!

David, Dylan, Jordan and Jaiten thank you for your support!

For more information please visit getvanish.com (and don’t forget to sign up for the beta program!)


Dylan Sidoo and Jordan Sidoo Support Old Yale Elementary School’s Emergency Weekend Food Fund

David-Sidoo-feeding-the-poor5-300x169With the recent school year coming to a close, David, Manjy, Dylan Sidoo and Jordan Sidoo recently received a heartfelt thank you for their significant contribution to the Weekend Food Program that has been supporting 17 vulnerable, low income and highly at-risk families with children attending Old Yale Road Elementary School in Surrey.

20% of the families of children attending the school are defined as low income and many students arrive at school with little or no food. The reality for many of these children is that they have little access to nutritious food at home. Though the Food Bank does provide a resource for families, often it is not enough or the families are unable or unwilling to access those resources.

sidooIn order to support those families in need, Old Yale Road Elementary started an Emergency Weekend Food Fund to provide emergency non-perishable food items to those most in need and in times of crisis.

For the Pilot Project 17 families were selected based on who would benefit the most and who was in the greatest need. Each Friday they would attend the school to receive two huge bags of groceries to carry them through the weekend. In the case of a few families who were unable to attend the school, some of the school staff would deliver the food to their homes to ensure that they were taken care of.

With the support of David, Manjy and Jordan Sidoo, the Emergency Weekend Food Fund has provided Old Yale Elementary with the “realization…that anything is possible, and that (they) are more than just a school; (they) are a community.”


David & Manjy Sidoo, Dylan Sidoo and Jordan Sidoo Support Hungry Families in Need

Manjy SidooWhen the Vancouver Sun approached the Sidoos for help sponsoring food for 25 poverty-stricken families in the North Surrey area, David didn’t hesitate to write a cheque for $10,000. The money, part of David and Manjy’s $30000 contribution to the Vancouver Sun’s Adopt-a-School Campaign, went directly toward providing emergency food deliveries to the 25 families in need.

“We can’t leave families hungry like this,” said David after learning that one family was in such dire straits that they had just one onion to eat between them all.

Sidoo Family Giving has contributed more than $122,000 to Vancouver area elementary school food and meal programs since 2008.

Read more here and here.


Dylan Sidoo Supports VPD Athletics Program for Youth

dylansidooDavid and Manjy Sidoo’s eldest son, Dylan Sidoo, recently contributed $5000 to support the Vancouver Police Department’s Police Athletic League (PAL) program that provides opportunities for disadvantaged youth to participate in organized athletic events.

The Police Athletic League creates an environment for youth from lower socioeconomic backgrounds to learn and develop sportsmanship, teamwork and leadership skills. The community-oriented programs provide positive peer interactions, opportunities to develop problem-solving skills and exposure to supportive adult role models.

The PAL program is run by a member of the Vancouver Police Department and has a number of events scheduled for 2015, including a large-scale wrestling and weightlifting competition for provincial, national and international competitors; soccer tournaments; indoor basketball tournament; and a field hockey tournament.

Dylan’s contribution to the events will help to provide monetary awards, trophies, equipment and manpower to run each tournament. More than 2000 youth will be positively impacted by these events.

We wish the very best to everyone involved in the Vancouver Police Department’s long standing and valuable PAL program!

See media coverage of this donation here


David Sidoo to Receive Prestigious BC Sports Hall of Fame Award

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On December 7, 2016, David Sidoo learned that he will join a list of distinguished and wildly accomplished individuals who have the honour to receive the prestigious WAC Bennet Award from the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

David was selected based on his numerous and widely varied contributions to sport in the province of BC and across Canada, not the least of which is his deep passion and undying support for the UBC Thunderbirds football team.

Roughly 3 years ago, David directed his passion for his alma mater into the 13th Man Foundation, a group of almuni spearheaded by David who raise and direct substantial funds and energy to support the football team. The 13th Man Foundation has had an incredible impact on the team, including claiming the title of 2015 Vanier Cup Champions.

David and the other 2017 inductees comprise the 51st induction class for the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

For more information:

http://www.voiceonline.com/david-sidoo-is-2017-recipient-of-the-bc-sports-hall-of-fames-w-a-c-bennett-award/

http://theprovince.com/sports/university/ed-willes-column-on-dave-sidoo-to-b-c-sports-hall-of-fame