Archive for the category "charity"

Polar Bear Swim New Year’s Day Vancouver, White Rock, North Vancouver

December 29th, 2015 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It was in 1920 that Peter Pantages created the Polar Bear Swim Club in Vancouver and the brisk ocean dip has been a New Year’s Day tradition for the last 96 years. Peter Pantages on a snowy Vancouver beach in 1927. Archives# CVA 99-1786. Polar Bear Swim Vancouver The Vancouver Polar Bear Swim takes place […]

White Spot Christmas Day Luncheon for Charity

December 23rd, 2015 @ 8:58am by Rebecca Bollwitt

For the 14th consecutive year, staff at the Kingsway Vancouver and Richmond Centre White Spot locations will donate their time and tips on Christmas Day to support local charities. The two restaurants hope to beat last year’s combined fundraising total of $16,000. Since the Christmas Day Luncheon’s inception, more than $160,000 has been generated for […]

Light a Life at Canuck Place

December 21st, 2015 @ 9:36am by Rebecca Bollwitt

This Christmas you are invited to Light a Life at Canuck Place. When you make a donation this holiday season you can light a virtual light to honour or celebrate someone special in your life. Image courtesy of Canuck Place Light a Life at Canuck Place A donation of any amount will allow you to […]

Vancouver Giants Teddy Bear Toss 2015

December 12th, 2015 @ 2:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Giants are known for their hockey with heart and nothing can make any Grinch’s heart grow 3 sizes like the Teddy Bear Toss. This holiday tradition (presented by TELUS) will take place on Friday, December 18, 2015 when the Giants take on the Everett Silvertips. Vancouver Giants Teddy Bear Toss Fans are encouraged […]

UNICEF Survival Gifts for Christmas

December 11th, 2015 @ 9:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

What I have learned over the years, through covering events like We Day in Vancouver, is that it’s equally important to give and act locally as well as globally. This Christmas, you can select a gift that will be much more than a box wrapped with a bow under the tree. You can help children […]