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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 […]

Vancouver Blanket Drive Donation Locations

November 15th, 2013 @ 1:09pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board is hosting their 19th annual Realtors Care® Blanket Drive, which is the largest and longest-running drive of its kind in BC. Donations of new or gently-used blankets, sleeping bags, new socks and underwear, and warm clothing articles (scarves, gloves, mitts) will be accepted from November 18th to November 25th. […]

Vancouver Alumni Experience with Pastime Sports

November 6th, 2013 @ 11:24am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Pastime Sports, with locations in Langley and Surrey, is hosting a fundraising pub night at Central City Brewing on November 23rd with local hockey legend Dave Babych — a fantastic special guest to host during the month of Movember. What: Vancouver Alumni Experience with Pastime Sports hosted in memory of William Cutt Where: Central City […]

Eastside Boxing Gym Fire Fundraiser

November 4th, 2013 @ 8:36am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The non-profit Eastside Boxing Gym in Vancouver took a severe blow on Saturday morning when a fire broke out in its building on Commercial Drive, also claiming Woodland Smokehouse. The gym is still standing but suffered smoke and water damage to gloves, a heavy bag, and the boxing ring [Source: News1130] The Eastside Boxing Gym […]

Covenant House Sleep Out

October 30th, 2013 @ 9:09am by Rebecca Bollwitt

For one night this November I will be sleeping outside in downtown Vancouver so that 54 youth don’t have to. The annual Covenant Sleep Out will take place Thursday, November 21, 2013 and will involve executives, public figures and well-connected leaders in our community who will sleep outside for one night in solidarity with those […]

We Day Vancouver 2013

October 18th, 2013 @ 7:12am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Today, students from over 700 BC schools will gather at Rogers Arena for Free the Children’s We Day and I’m delighted to be covering the event for the fifth year. We Day is an event (hosted in various cities across Canada and the United States) that brings together students who have made a difference in […]