St Patrick’s Day Race 2017

We called upon our Irish friends for a little ‘Luck’ and they did not disappoint as the rain held, providing ideal conditions for the 12th annual BMO St. Patrick’s Day 5k. Lads and Lassies all dressed in green lined up on Pipeline Road to chase the Maserati ‘Levante’ pace car on a scenic 5k course (mapped by RunGo) in Stanley Park on Saturday, March 18, 2017. There was excitement at the front of the pack with a sprint finish by 2016 Olympian, Luc Bruchet and Canadian cross-country champion, Ross Proudfoot with Proudfoot nipping Bruchet at the finish line for the win. Dayna Pidhoresky took the win in the women’s field. Click here to read the full report in Canadian Running Magazine.

Come for the Race…Stay for the Party…

It wasn’t all about fast times as the bulk of the race consisted of hundreds of runners and walkers dressed in green with some great costumes. All there to not only take part in Vancouver’s Best Running Party but also raising funds for Diabetes Canada. For many, this was also their first 5k race!

 

 

Congratulations and cheers to everyone who took part in the 12th annual BMO St. Patrick’s Day 5k and a big THANK YOU to all the amazing volunteers who helped make it all happen. See you next year on March 17, 2018!

CocosPure was there too with some healthy refreshment for the racers. The flavoured versions were very popular, but the “pure” was still the winner. Want to try some right now? Just click the button below.

 

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Feedback from the Vancouver Health and Wellness Show

CocosPure coconut water was a great hit at the show. People who tried it were very impressed and said they preferred it over other brands. Here’s what one the the staff, Jason Grannary, wrote to us recently.

By far the best received brand we had at The Wellness Show. Everyone on the team stepped in and helped sample CocosPure because it was non stop action for the entire show! Andrew had to pick up 3 more cases of Pure just to keep up!
Nesters – It was a good plan to be across from the Nesters booth because the store managers were working the weekend in shifts and all of them got the Jay pitch on why we are the only choice for Coconut Water👍. They all saw with their own eyes how many people preferred CocosPure once tasted. The dispenser unit will be booked solid this summer as the managers Sean from Squamish, Bruce from Whistler, Adam form Main St and Eric SFU Manager all expressed interest in having us at more of their upcoming events!
It was almost 100% of the people who tried it said “it was the best one they have ever tried” or “you have a new customer” or “ You convinced me to switch brands” Even people who do not like coconut water tried and were very surprised they liked it enough to take a flyer and go buy it! All very positive around the brand!
 Plus Vita Coco was there with their added sugar coconut water and people were trying both and coming over to tell us ours was better!
Now’s the time for you to try some. Just click the button below and it’s yours!
Already a customer? We’d love to have your feed back. Leave a comment on this website or e-mail us at: info@cocospure.com

 

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Cocos Pure Ambassador Katrina Strand excels at Trans Provence

We’re extremely proud of our Cocos Pure Ambassador Katrina Strand who recently tackled not one, but two enduro bike races back to back.

Over six full days of treacherous terrain and 15,000 metres of elevation gain, Katrina rode her bike 300km over the French Alps in the Trans Provence enduro. Katrina managed a fifth place victory in the women’s category, placing 35th overall out of 74 riders. Not a week later, Katrina was off to Finale Ligure, Italy to ride in the Enduro World Series. You can read more about Katrina’s European adventures in Question, Whistler’s award-winning newspaper or on Katrina’s personal blog.

Up next for Katrina is a High Performance Conditioning Program that she built for this winter. Katrina will be coaching young riders in the areas of On Bike Coaching, Strength and Conditioning Coaching, Mental Training and Nutrition coaching.

Congratulations Katrina!

Cocos Pure Quenches Thirst at South Africa’s IFEA Conference

Above: Deena Naidoo, South Africa’s First Master Chef loved Cocos Pure

Last week Cocos Pure was at South Africa’s Premier Food and Beverage Conference – the IFEA. We had a great time meeting and interacting with everyone who came by our booth. We hope everyone enjoyed a refreshing beverage whether that was Cocos Pure coconut water or a Cocos cocktail crafted by our amazing mixologist.

Cocos Pure at the IFEA

Thanks to the organizers of the IFEA for a great event!

Powering Toronto People with AIDS Foundation

CoCos-Pure_464x467pxAt Cocos Pure, a passion of ours is providing a product that can enrich the lives of individuals in our community. We recently had an opportunity to share our premium coconut water with the outstanding people at the Toronto People with AIDS Foundation (PWA). PWA exists to promote the health and well-being of all people living with HIV/AIDS by providing accessible, direct, and practical support services. It serves as a safe space to express concerns, and gain assistance to navigate a complex system of care.

We couldn’t be more grateful to support a cause like People with AIDS Foundation, and to know that our product will impact the lives of many living with HIV/AIDS.

Stay tuned for more updates as we share the details of the PWA’s distribution of our coconut water.

Hydrate with Premium Coconut Water at IFEA 2014

CoCos Pure Premium Pineapple 464x467Starting today, November 5, until Friday, November 7, Cocos Pure will be in Johannesburg, South Africa for the IFEA – Africa’s premier food and drink event. We’re excited to join hundreds of other exhibitors in the food and beverage industry and to be the only supplier of premium coconut water to all of the guests in attendance.

Come by, say hello, and hydrate with a sample of Cocos Pure coconut water if you are there.  You can find us at Booth G23.

Connect with us on Twitter and let us know what you think. Join the conversation on Instagram with hashtags #CocosRefresh and #IFEA2014

 

Hydrating the Kids of South Africa’s Khulani Children’s Shelter

684161_198ea8ef57a64e368089d849d4084d4c-mv2_d_6000_4000_s_4_2As the summer heat increases, it’s important to stay hydrated. With all the playing to be done outdoors and adventures to be had, balanced nourishment is imperative. We supplied South Africa’s Khulani Children’s Shelter with Cocos Pure coconut water so kids can focus on what they need to, education and having fun. Established as a safe place for orphans, abused, and abandoned children, Khulani Shelter operates as a 24-hour crisis centre and life skills training facility for disadvantaged youth. We are proud to support organizations in our community like Khulani Children’s Shelter. Read more about their story here or connect with them on Facebook.

Sharing Cocos Pure with the Kgosi Neighbourhood Foundation

This morning Kgosi Neighbourhood Foundation, an organization that provides pre-school education to vulnerable children in the Jeppestown and Belgravia neighbourhoods in South Africa, had their first taste of Cocos Pure.

We have a commitment to the communities we work with and are proud to share Cocos Pure with organizations such as Kgosi Neighbourhood Foundation. Follow their story here or connect with Kgosi Neighbourhood Foundation on Facebook or Twitter.

Here is a part of the Kgosi website letting you know how you can help.

How Can You Help the Kgosi Neighborhood Foundation

The Kgosi Neighbourhood Foundation does not charge families anything for the services it provides.  As such the foundation is entirely dependent on support from corporations, foundations, and individuals. There are three ways you, or your organization,  can support the work of the Kgosi Neighbourhood Foundation:  financial support, gifts in kind, and volunteer services.

Financial Support

Donations are always welcome.  Please visit our current needs page for our bank details. The following list gives a sense of what things will cost in 2012:

  • R20 000 ($2 500) a year to care for one family. This includes preschool education, two hot meals and a snack for the child, visits to the doctor, and assessment and skills development for the child’s caregiver.

  • R60/day to feed the children and staff of the Wings of Hope School.

Gifts in Kind

We can cut our operational costs signficantly through gifts in kind.  Donations of food and stationery for the school and office make a tremendous positive impact on our monthly budget.  Other needed gifts include:  white interior/exterior paint, cleaning supplies, computers, educational toys, and preschool books.

Volunteers

If you, or your organization, has the time, we would appreciate your volunteer services. In particular, we are seeking volunteers who can assist parents to improve their conversational English, and tutors who can assist our Wings of Hope School graduates with their homework.

Cocos Pure at Excel London’s Food Matters Live Conference

Cocos Pure will be at Excel London’s Food Matters Live Conference from November 18-20. This will be a three-day event dedicated to tackling one of the most important challenges of our time — the relationship between food, health and nutrition. Over 300 speakers from the food and drink industry, retailers, government and those working in nutrition and health will come together to explore a range of compelling issues in the world of food, health and nutrition. We’re looking forward to taking part in this conference and encourage you to pass by and hydrate with us if you’re there. Connect with us on Twitter and let us know!