Gilbert W.H. Puder
(July 11, 1959 – November 12, 1999) Late Vancouver Police officer Gil Puder attended elementary school in Vancouver and Abbotsford High School in The Fraser Valley. Gil attended UBC and played varsity basketball for the Thunderbirds. Gil was a decorated police constable who served in the patrol division and the Emergency Response Team.
During his 18-year policing career, Gil achieved a black belt in Shotokan karate and was key organizer & participant for the VPD during The World Police & Fire Games. Gil taught physical training & control tactics at the Justice Institute of BC’s Police Academy, where he encouraged many young police officers to maintain high levels of physical fitness throughout their careers. Gil was a leader and ambassador for his police department on and off the basketball court.
Gil, together with now retired detective Don McLean, was instrumental in ensuring that the Vancouver Police Department co-sponsored and helped develop the HSBC Classic since its inception.
Gil passed away on November 12, 1999 from cancer.
Randy Sung attended Burnaby Central, playing basketball under coach Ken Winslade, along with teammate Bill Disbrow. He gradutated from Oregon State Univ. in business administration, also competing collegiately for OSU in varsity football.
However, it is Randy’s exceptional business prowess that earned him virtual icon status in B.C. as owner and President of Pacific Produce, Canada’s top produce distributors and numerous other very successful businesses worldwide.
Randy was a highly popular Vancouverite and was a fundamental founding member of our HSBC Classic Board of Directors.
Jayme was a member of the Port Moody Secondary School Cheer teams from 1999 to 2003. She competed at the junior then senior level, as well as in group stunts and individual events. In 2002 she was a member of the 1st place USA National Championship team, and in 2003 the 1st place PCA Canadian National Championship team.
Jayme was also a strong member of the school’s senior dance team for years. She has received recognition as an NCA All-American cheerleader, and as a Top Gun dancer. In the spring of 2003, she joined the SFU cheer team in preparation for the start of the fall season.
Jayme also coached various junior and senior dance teams, a middle school cheer team, and the Vancouver All-Star Pee-Wee team. Outside of cheerleading she was a successful dancer, excelling in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical and Polynesian dancing.Throughout her four-and-a-half years in the world of Cheer and Dance, Jayme was renowned for her eye-catching facials, her extreme flexibility, and her passion for the sport. She was an inspiration to so many others because of her enthusiasm, her kindness, and her way of bringing out the best in everyone around her.
In July of 2003 Jayme left us resulting from a boating accident.
(1988 – 2006)
Quinn played senior basketball for Handsworth Secondary School in North Vancouver for three years. He played in the final of the HSBC Basketball Classic in 2003, 2004 (win) and the exciting overtime loss in 2005. In that last year he was selected for an HSBC scholarship and named a tournament all-star. His twin sister Jamie played for the 2005 HSBC tournament winning Handsworth girls’ team.
Quinn’s Handsworth team also won back-to-back titles at Saskatoon’s Bedford Road Invitational Tournament in 2005 and 2006. He finished his high school experience with a AAA provincial championship in 2006 when he was selected player of the championship game (17 pts., 16 reb., 5 asst. 4 stls.).Quinn also excelled in his too short life in hockey, baseball and soccer and was best recognized amongst his teammates and schoolmates as a person who put the team ahead of himself. He committed himself to playing a complete game of basketball, both offensively and defensively. The Quinn Keast Foundation is dedicated to encouraging and supporting those high school basketball players who follow that path.
(1975 – 2016)
|Doreen Ida (Jones) Kelsey||Dr. Ian Bruce Kelsey|
Both were instrumental in supporting the launch and delivery of this event since the year 2000 and our Foundation’s inception.