Webnames.ca 10th Anniversary Celebration Helps Raise $16,000 in Support of Early Stage Cancer Detection

Vancouver, BC, October 5, 2010 — Webnames.ca Inc., Canada's original domain registrar and an ally on the web to Canadian businesses, celebrated its 10th year in business by giving back to the Canary Foundation, an organization dedicated to tackling cancer at its root.

Through its successful Anniversary party fundraiser, and the generosity of their sponsors and donors, Webnames.ca placed first in the fundraising category of the Vancouver Canary Derby on September 25, 2010, raising $16,701of the total $82,550 garnered by the fourteen participating teams. All the funds raised through the annual Canary Derby go to support the Canary Foundation and BC Cancer Foundation goal of identifying cancer early through a simple blood test.

This was Webnames.ca’s third year racing its soapbox car in the Vancouver Canary Derby. The team was lead by Cybele Negris, President of Webnames.ca and Co-Chair of the Vancouver Canary Derby, who has been a longtime advocate of research in support of early stage cancer detection.

Through Cybele’s hard work and motivation, the Webnames.ca team has been the top fundraiser for three years in a row and the Canary Derby has become a part of the company’s culture.  “The Canary Derby has been an amazing team building experience for all of us at Webnames.ca,” said Cybele Negris, “and it exemplifies our core value of ‘Making a Positive Difference’ in our community.”

After a third place finish this year, Webnames.ca is looking forward to a fourth year of Canary Derby. The company challenges other companies within Vancouver’s technology community to beat them in fundraising and on the race course in 2011. You can follow the team’s Canary Derby efforts on their blog, WebnamesCanaryDerby.ca.

About Webnames.ca

Webnames.ca Inc. (www.webnames.ca) is 100 per cent Canadian and a spin-off from the internet pioneers who founded the .CA domain in 1987. A leading internet solutions company, Webnames.ca’s services include a full range of domain extensions, domain portfolio management and reseller services, hosting, digital certificates, search engine optimization, WordPress website design and systems development through its development arm, Ripe B2B Inc. Webnames.ca is committed to being an “ally on the Web” to all its customers, supporting them with industry leading systems and customer service.

About Canary Derby

Canary Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to the goal of identifying cancer early through a simple blood test and then isolating it with imaging. Since 2004, Canary has raised over $30 million to support early detection research. Its collaborative research programs span multiple disciplines and institutions. One hundred percent of donations go to early detection research activities. For more information, please visit www.canaryfoundation.org.


Julianna Horvat
Project Manager, Marketing
Webnames.ca Inc.
604-633-3097 ext. 148

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