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BC SPCA Celebrity Rescue

August 11th, 2014 @ 2:38pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Rappelling down the side of a building, blogging for 24 hours straight, and sleeping outside in a back alley in downtown Vancouver… in November. These are just a few of the things I have done for charity and now I can add “locked in a kennel” to the list. The BC SPCA has invited me […]

Casks for Surrey Memorial

August 11th, 2014 @ 8:24am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Follow Scott Graham, @WFLBC on Twitter, for a single day and you’ll discover two things. The first is that he takes awesome downtown building photos and the second is that he’s absolutely crazy about his adorable daughter. This little angel is his inspiration for hosting fundraisers over the years, usually combining his passion for local […]

Pirate Pak Day 2014 at White Spot

August 7th, 2014 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Pirate Pak Day is an extremely popular annual restaurant fundraising tradition in Vancouver as it allows adults to feel like a kid again, kids to get an awesome treat they love, and it supports a great local cause for kids. Coming up Wednesday, August 13, 2014 when you visit your local White Spot they will […]

The Drop Zone for Easter Seals 2014

August 5th, 2014 @ 9:16am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s a Vancouver bucket list item that you might not have even considered before. Sign up for The Drop Zone for Easter Seals and you can rappel down a 20-storey office tower in downtown Vancouver — all for a great cause! That time I did The Drop Zone. Photo by Keira-Anne on Flickr Register now […]

Surrey Women’s Centre Bid to Benefit

July 17th, 2014 @ 2:19pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Surrey Women’s Centre is launching Bid to Benefit, a new and creative campaign to help raise funds for their SMART (Surrey Mobile Assault Response Team). Bid to Benefit is an online auction that will run from July 18th to July 28th, featuring over 150 brand new designer dresses to make any occasion special. SMART […]

Oystercatchers Along the Stanley Park Seawall

July 13th, 2014 @ 9:09am by Guest Author

This post has been contributed by Don Enright, Volunteer and Past President with the Stanley Park Ecology Society (“SPES”). I have been following SPES since I moved into the West End almost a decade ago and I have been a member for two years. I wanted to offer the team an opportunity to share their […]

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 […]