Archive of posts tagged "non-profit"

Big Baby Drive Surrey

April 12th, 2012 @ 10:40am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Big Baby Drive is heading to Surrey this month after a successful campaign at Oakridge in March. Organized by One Big Movement (“OBM”), which was founded by SFU students, the drive collected over 1,100 items for local low-income mothers and their children. Joseph Choi & Lynn Shinto of One Big Movement. Photo by Phylicia […]

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards 2012: Tickets On Sale

April 5th, 2012 @ 9:59am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The YWCA Women of Distinction Awards are fast-approaching and while nominations are now closed we’ll find out who the finalists are on April 10th. Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr In the meantime, tickets are now available and they’re going fast. Secure your spot at the awards ceremony, complete with dinner, prizes, and silent auction, […]

Penny Smashers in Vancouver

March 30th, 2012 @ 11:34am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday the Federal Budget was unveiled and it included the news that the Royal Canadian Mint will soon stop producing pennies, saving Canadians 11 million dollars a year. Most of the feedback I saw online was in support of this move but I’m left wondering what I’ll do with the giant bucket of pocket change […]

Voices in the Park: Sarah McLachlan Benefit Concert in Stanley Park

March 28th, 2012 @ 2:09pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Sarah McLachlan will be hosting a concert this September in Stanley Park. All proceeds will benefit the Sarah McLachlan School of Music in Vancouver, “which aims to use the power of music to inspire youth in under-served communities by offering free music programs.” Sarah’s 2009 outdoor concert series “Summer Session” at Ambleside in West Vancouver […]

Canstruction Vancouver 2012

March 24th, 2012 @ 11:18am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Canstruction returns Monday, March 26th as teams create imaginative sculptures using nothing but canned goods. This event will be open to the public with the price of admission simply being a donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. Photo credit: The Vancouver Guy on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool. Canstruction has […]

Canucks Autism Network Family Festival 2012

March 20th, 2012 @ 3:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Canucks Autism Network is hosting a free family festival in celebration of the 5th annual World Autism Awareness Day. The will be live entertainment, food, the autism walk, and family-friendly activities along with visits by surprise special guests. When Sunday, April 1, 2012 from 10:00am to 3:00pm Where Jack Poole Plaza (Vancouver Convention Centre […]

Kits Me…Love the Hood You’re In!

March 15th, 2012 @ 9:19am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Kitsilano residents love their community and it shows. One of the first local blogs I ever read in 2005 was Kitsilano.ca and I’ve had the pleasure of speaking in front of dedicated business owners at the Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce. In a new joint effort by Kitsilano Neighbourhood House, Kitsilano 4th Avenue BIA, Kitsilano Chamber […]

Boink Day for Vancouver Food Bank

March 14th, 2012 @ 10:12am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Despite the chilly weather and frozen rain pelting down on the coast, winter is almost over and local company Spring Advertising is once again hosting “Boink Day” to celebrate. On the first day of spring, March 20, 2012, stop by the Vancouver Art Gallery for a public pogo challenge in support of the Greater Vancouver […]