Archive for the category "charity"

Toque Tuesday 2015

January 29th, 2015 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Though it’s commonly known outside of the country as a beanie, wool hat or a knit-cap, it’s a toque to us and it’s playing an important role on Tuesday as it helps find long term solutions to end homelessness in Canada. Toque Tuesday Toque Tuesday is a part of a national campaign that has been […]

CandyGrams for a Cause

January 27th, 2015 @ 12:04pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

A Loving Spoonful‘s popular CandyGrams campaign returns for Valentine’s Day this year, allowing you to send the message of your choice to a special recipient along with two delicious heart-shaped chocolates from Purdy’s, and more! Send CandyGrams Senders can select a friendly, flirty or frisky message from 150 options (filed under Like, Love and Lust) […]

RunGo Dash for Dogs

January 21st, 2015 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The RunGo app, a running app with turn-by-turn instructions for popular running routes in cities like Vancouver, London, New York, and Seattle, is hosting the Dash for Dogs in February. This is a guided 10km, 5km or 2km run or walk through Stanley Park with 100% of proceeds going to BC & Alberta Guide Dogs. […]

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2015

January 8th, 2015 @ 2:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival returns this month as over two dozen local purveyors offer up almost sixty delightfully tasty and creative cocoa concoctions that you can order between January 17th and February 14th. Photo credit: stephbond on Flickr Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival Vancouver’s best chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, gelato and ice cream shops draw […]

#SingItFwd with K-os, Hey Ocean, Dear Rouge, Bear Mountain

January 5th, 2015 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

#SingItFwd is a local charity concert like no other, bringing together renowned acts for an acoustic evening to raise funds for Saint James Music Academy in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. This year’s lineup, presented by 102.7 The Peak and The Vogue Theatre on January 8th, includes K-os, Hey Ocean!, July Talk, Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer, […]

Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Vancouver

January 2nd, 2015 @ 11:49am by Rebecca Bollwitt

If you have a live, cut Christmas tree that you will need to dispose of over the next week or so, there are several tree chipping and tree recycling options in Vancouver and surrounding cities for 2015. Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree Photo credit: mrlerone on Flickr Green Bin Recycling In Vancouver you can […]

Polar Bear Swim: North Vancouver

December 29th, 2014 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Aside from the White Rock Polar Bear Swim and the 95th annual event in English Bay, you ring in the new year with a chilly dip in Deep Cove during the annual Penguin Plunge at Panorama Park. Polar Bear Swim: North Vancouver The Penguin Plunge is January 1, 2015 at Panorama Park at Deep Cove. […]

Polar Bear Swim: Vancouver English Bay

December 27th, 2014 @ 1:54pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Polar Bear Swim returns to English Bay for the 95th year on January 1, 2015. New Year’s Day 1939 + 2011. Archives# CVA 371-836 + Photo credit: Michael Kalus – Michael Kalus Print It was in 1920 that Peter Pantages created the club and the brisk ocean dip has been a New Year’s […]