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CKNW Orphans’ Fund Pledge Day

November 27th, 2013 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

I am pleased to once again support and participate in CKNW Orphans’ Fund Pledge Day at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. I was first involved in 2011 after my company put together a new website for the CKNW Orphans’ Fund and last year I volunteered a few hours on the phone lines taking donations. I’ll be […]

Christmas Wish Breakfast 2013

November 27th, 2013 @ 9:29am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Pan Pacific Vancouver Christmas Wish Breakfast is hosting its 26th annual donation drive on December 11th in support of the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau.

Vancouver Tree Lighting Celebration Downtown

November 25th, 2013 @ 11:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver tree lighting celebration presented by Amacon is coming up on Friday, December 6th with free evening of fun for the whole family. Photo credit: Clayton Perry Photoworks on Flickr Vancouver Tree Lighting Where: Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver Convention Centre When: Friday, December 6, 2013 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm Admission: Free public event Join […]

Covenant House Sleep Out A Success

November 22nd, 2013 @ 11:18am by Rebecca Bollwitt

I sunk into my own bed at around 7:15 this morning as the sun was beginning to brighten up the sky. I walked home from the Covenant House Sleep Out on West Pender at Hamilton because I somehow had the energy after only getting about 2.5 hours of sleep. Traffic lights changed for no one, […]

Rogers Santa Claus Parade

November 21st, 2013 @ 10:13am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Santa Claus is coming to town in the 10th annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade on December 1st. While the parade in downtown Vancouver is the main attraction, it’s also part of a greater celebration and event that includes the community, local charities and businesses, and over 300,000 spectators. Photo credit: mountainhiker on Flickr Rogers Santa […]

Blanket Drive on the Line

November 20th, 2013 @ 8:59am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The temperature has dipped below freezing in the city and this can really make us aware of those who do not have the necessities to keep them warm. Until November 25th you can participate in the Realtors Care® Blanket Drive with over 100 drop-off locations and this week, in another campaign, Blanket BC drop-off locations […]

Santa Window Walk in Downtown Surrey

November 19th, 2013 @ 10:54am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Walking tours are very popular in Vancouver but there’s a very special tour coming to Surrey for the holidays. On Saturday, November 30, 2013 the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association is hosting the Santa Window Walk. This free community event will connect local businesses, charities/non-profits, and high school art students for an afternoon of music, […]

Covenant House Sleep Out: I Need Your Help

November 18th, 2013 @ 10:24am by Rebecca Bollwitt

This Thursday I will be sleeping outside in downtown Vancouver in support of Covenant House. The temperature will drop to near-freezing and I’ll have a piece of cardboard and a sleeping bag as comfort. That’s about it although that’s more than some people have in this city. Ahead of my sleep out, I am collecting […]