Archive of posts tagged "non-profit"

February is Heart Month 2012

February 8th, 2012 @ 11:05am by Rebecca Bollwitt

February is the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada‘s “Heart Month” and while they emailed me weeks ago, I haven’t been able to compose myself enough to write about the topic until now. Photo credit: eych-you-bee-ee-ahr-tee on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool. It’s been exactly a year since my Oma was rushed […]

A Loving Spoonful’s Valentine Candygram Campaign

February 2nd, 2012 @ 3:58pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

This Valentine’s Day you can send a candygram to your sweetheart and support a great cause at the same time. A Loving Spoonful is offering up a candygram service for just $10 that includes a card, your message, two chocolates from Purdy’s, a “Yelpstic” lipbalm, and “Perfect Kiss” mints and a $15 gift card from […]

BC Sports Hall of Fame: Red Mitten Weekend

February 1st, 2012 @ 3:58pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The BC Sports Hall of Fame has finally re-opened after closing in April of 2010, post Olympics, while BC Place was being remodeled. The Hall opened its doors in November and they’re steadily seeing a return in visitors, especially last weekend with the CONCACAF women’s Olympic qualifying soccer matches. I spent some time there this […]

Pink Shirt Day 2012

February 1st, 2012 @ 9:27am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s been five years since CKNW was inspired by the story of two students from Nova Scotia (David Shepherd and Travis Price) who took a stand against bullying by wearing pink shirts to school in protest. Since that time, the concept of Pink Shirt Day has grown into a national campaign to raise awareness about […]

Athletics for Kids Gala 2012

January 18th, 2012 @ 10:13am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Athletics for Kids will be hosting their 10th annual fundraising gala March 30, 2012 with a Vegas Night theme. Established in 2002, Athletics for Kids (“A4K”) provides financially disadvantaged youth in the community with greater access to organized sport in conjunction with their academic endeavours. “A4K’s overarching goal is to be there to assist any […]

Snow Tubing Classic for a Cause

January 17th, 2012 @ 2:40pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are some very creative ways to support a cause and flying down a snowy slope on a rubber doughnut filled with air sounds pretty fantastic. A Little More Good, a local company that supports and promotes the ‘small’ actions that you can take to make a difference, has dreamed up the Snow Tubing Classic. […]

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards 2012: Nominations Open

January 17th, 2012 @ 9:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Nominations are now open for the 2012 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. I am pleased to return, for the third year, as exclusive Social Media Sponsor of this event that honors amazing local women who excel and inspire in various fields. Connecting the Community 2011: Saleema Noon, iGirl Empowerment Workshops. Photo credit: John Bollwitt. This […]

Vancouver Cupcake Throwdown 2012

January 16th, 2012 @ 11:12am by Rebecca Bollwitt

In the last 6 months we’ve had a Vancouver Cupcake Challenge, Bake for the Quake, Vancouver Cupcake Bike Ride, and now the city will see the return of the Vancouver Cupcake Throwdown. Photo credit: Mandy_Jansen on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool. This annual event will take place February 16, 2012 at The […]