GPforMe

Archive of posts tagged "social media for change"

Christmas Wish Breakfast 2008

December 3rd, 2008 @ 6:47am by Rebecca Bollwitt

In just a few minutes I’ll be heading to the Pan Pacific for the annual Christmas Wish Breakfast. It’s become a tradition of giving in Vancouver where everyone is invited to come down, bring an unwrapped toy between 6:00am and 9:00am and enjoy a complimentary breakfast. In case you don’t have time to come in […]

Sox in the City 2008

December 1st, 2008 @ 1:00pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Photo: audreym on Flickr Prevention of infection, discomfort, abscesses and lesions on one’s feet is often as simple as having a good clean pair of socks. Today marks the kick off of Vancouver’s annual Sox in the City campaign where people are asked to donate new and clean socks for distribution in the Downtown Eastside […]

Kids Help Phone Homes for the Holidays Tour 2008

November 29th, 2008 @ 4:01pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Sometimes to get in the holiday spirit we’ll take a drive around neighbourhoods aglow with Christmas lights across doorways, fences and shrubs while sipping hot chocolate and watching the snow fall (or in most cases, rain). This year you can get your holiday buzz on early with a self-guided tour through festively decorated homes while […]

Vancouver Giants Teddy Bear Toss 2008

November 29th, 2008 @ 3:40pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

This year’s Teddy Bear Toss will take place Saturday, December 6th at 7:00pm, while the Giants take on the Saskatoon Blades. If you’re going to attend one Vancouver Giants game this season (although it’s such a great, affordable, and passionate hockey that shouldn’t be missed at all), consider coming out next Saturday to support some […]

Happy Thanksgiving and Tweetsgiving 2008

November 27th, 2008 @ 8:45am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last year I was waking up in a cozy room with frosted windows that looked out onto snow-covered streets while the warm aroma of a roasted turkey dinner embraced me and my Hawkeyes sweatshirt. We were lucky enough to celebrate Thanksgiving with family in Iowa last year and unfortunately due to so many big events […]

Canuck Place Day of Giving Radiothon

November 27th, 2008 @ 7:01am by Rebecca Bollwitt

A group of local radio stations are teaming up over at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice for a day of live broadcasts from 6:00am until 11:00pm. Photo Credit: Dan Lilly on Flickr Canuck Place offers specialized pediatric palliative care to over 350 children with life threatening illnesses and their families across BC. The demand continues to […]

The Great Bear Rainforest Needs Your Help

November 21st, 2008 @ 1:30pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest (the largest tract of intact coastal temperate rainforest left on Earth) is in danger and there is a public call out for support to raise awareness and put pressure on the current government to keep their promise about conserving the area. Photo credit: Evelyn Kirkaldy on Flickr Two years ago, […]

Vancouver Gingerbread House Auction

November 19th, 2008 @ 9:17am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Gingerbread houses are a fun part of the holiday season. I mean once you’re all out of Halloween candy what better way to continue the sugar rush than to construct an entire building out of jujubes, licorice, and sweet sweet icing? Photo credit: Mikey G Ottawa on Flickr Vancouver is known for its gingerbread prowess […]