Archive of posts tagged "non-profit"

Southsiders Retro Scarf Fundraiser

March 1st, 2012 @ 9:56am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Waving flags, leading chants, and encouraging one and all to stand up and cheer, the Southsiders have been the Vancouver Whitecaps‘ supporter club since 1999. Following the team from Swangard, to Empire, and into BC Place, their presence is always known. However, they have also been working behind the scenes with the Vancouver Southsiders Charitable […]

Randy Ponzio Tribute Concert

February 17th, 2012 @ 1:19pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Tonight a collection of Vancouver musical talent is gathering for a benefit show at the Commodore Ballroom. They’ll be playing in memory of Randy Ponzio and raising funds for his children. I asked Chris Brandt (Nimbus Recording) to contribute a few words about Randy: “Randy Ponzio was an inspirational artist, a dynamic musician, and a […]

VOKRA’s Vancouver Oscar Party for a Cause 2012

February 16th, 2012 @ 9:54am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (“VOKRA”) is hosting an Oscar viewing party for a cause. This non-profit organization is dedicated to rescuing cats around the Lower Mainland and placing them in foster homes, covering costs and providing support. They’ll be hosting a fundraiser at The Morrissey on Oscar night to benefit their programs. Photo […]

Music Heals Canada

February 15th, 2012 @ 1:04pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning a new non-profit organization launched in Vancouver with a focus on the therapeutic power of music. Music Heals will unite music therapy-related initiatives (such as the Music Therapy Ride) and support a wide range of music therapy services to communities across Canada. “(Music therapy) can make the difference between withdrawal and awareness, between […]

Big Baby Drive at Oakridge

February 15th, 2012 @ 11:08am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Big Baby Drive is coming to Oakridge Centre this spring, in partnership with the Metro Vancouver YWCA, to collect donations of baby supplies. Organized by One Big Movement, the goal is to collect more than 1,000 pieces of baby food, clothing, diapers, and more. Photo credit: Fuschia Foot on Flickr Location Oakridge Centre at […]

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 […]