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Archive for the category "charity"

Covenant House June Donation Matching

June 5th, 2014 @ 9:13am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Seven months ago I spent the night outside, in a back alley off Pender Street, with a sleeping bag on top of a piece of flattened cardboard. The sky was clear and the moon glowed as bright as the Harbour Centre lookout that I could see across the street. I slept about 30 minutes between […]

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards 2014: Winners

June 3rd, 2014 @ 5:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Women of Distinction Awards is the YWCA’s premier fundraising event and this year, the 31st annual awards ceremony honours 60 outstanding nominees and 12 category winners. This event shines a spotlight on women whose achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community and businesses and organizations that support the wellness and diverse […]

Cycle Challenge Canada: Vancouver Island

June 3rd, 2014 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

In June and July this year, Ollie Blackmore will be attempting a world record by cycling around Vancouver Island solo and unsupported. This challenge is a world-first, and Ollie has planned this entirely by himself to fundraise for cancer charities in British Columbia and the UK. The hope is to raise $25,000 for BC Cancer […]

Bravo 50th Benefit for The Arts Club

May 29th, 2014 @ 2:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Arts Club is celebrating a spectacular milestone with its Bravo 50th Benefit, happening June 7th on Granville Island. Bravo 50th Benefit for The Arts Club Celebrate 50 years of artistic excellence at the Arts Club and help raise funds for the years to come. The event will showcase artists, patrons, and community partners for […]

BC Children’s Hospital Miracle Weekend

May 29th, 2014 @ 1:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The BC Children’s Hospital Foundation is hosting their 27th annual Miracle Weekend on Global BC at 7:00pm-11:00pm Saturday, May 31st and 10:30am-5:30pm on Sunday, June 1st. This two-day celebration showcases the best of the hospital, including patients, families, caregivers, and supporters while raising much-needed funds. BC Children’s Hospital Miracle Weekend 2014 Throughout Miracle WeekendMiracle Weekend, […]

Strike Out Heart Disease Celebrity Softball Game

May 28th, 2014 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Canadians have invited local media personalities (myself included) to step up to the plate at Nat Bailey Stadium on June 11th for the annual Strike Out Heart Disease Celebrity Softball Game. We’ll play in a six-inning ball game at this historic stadium in support of the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation. I’d like to […]

CKNW Orphans’ Fund Online Auction

May 26th, 2014 @ 8:29am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The CKNW Orphans’ Fund is hosting their annual online auction, on now until June 4th at 8:00pm. There are over 40 items and packages available to choose from this year, with net proceeds supporting special needs kids in BC. CKNW Orphans’ Fund Online Auction You can bid on electronics, sports tickets and memorabilia, getaway packages, […]

Purolator Tackle Hunger with WhitecapsFC

May 23rd, 2014 @ 8:03pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Whitecaps FC have teamed up with Purolator Tackle Hunger to support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. On Saturday, May 24th, food bank volunteers will be set up in front of BC Place Stadium on Terry Fox Plaza at 2:30pm, ahead of the 4:00pm kick-off, to collect your donations of non-perishable food items. The first 400 […]