Community Events October and November 2008

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Usually I promote upcoming meetups and unconferences that circle around social media however a large part of my audience is not involved with blogging (and isn’t concerned with whether it is dead or not). I’m thankful for all of my readers who find my site through Google or other sites (or even my mom). I find it’s just as important to note various other community events – they may not be techie, may not be downtown, but will still be super fun for anyone. With that, I’m happy to share the following:

  • Vancouver Poetry Slams – Youth Poetry Slam tonight from 8:00pm – 10:00pm @ Cafe Deux Soleils [Upcoming Event]
  • DemoCamp Victoria is coming up October 30th.
  • Diwali, a festival of lights, is going on right now until November 18th. Check out the website for events across the region.
  • The breast cancer Awareness Day Luncheon is at the Fairmont Vancouver this Thursday at 11:30am.
  • A cornerstone in the West End, Barclay Manor has been converted into a haunted house for festivities on October 30th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
  • Halloween Fireworks in North Vancouver, October 31st at 8:30pm, Inter River Park.
  • Rockin for Research, benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation takes place November 1st at the Hyatt.
  • Reader submitted event: “The Vancouver Gaelic Society will have a ceilidh (kay-lee) on Saturday, November 1st at 8pm with special guests, The Gizeh Pipes ‘n Drums, from Burnaby. The band will perform in the Main Hall at the Scottish Cultural Centre (8886 Hudson St., Vancouver) along with other guest singers. Following this rousing evening of entertainment, the floor will be open for Scottish dancing into the night, led by our own talented dance instructor. Please come out and join us for a fun evening of great entertainment and dancing!”
  • Surrey Art Gallery Family Day November 2nd, by donation.
  • Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen, November 11-15 @ Life Skills Center, 412 E. Cordova St, Vancouver” [Facebook Event] “The Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen, concept was developed in the summer of 2007 when a group of like minded individuals got together and wanted to help with feeding those in need in Vancouver and do so by encouraging Sikh youth and organizations to volunteer their time and services.”
  • World Diabetes Day is November 14.
  • Must Love Dogs, benefiting the BCSPCA. “Single? Love dogs? Looking for your perfect match? The best part about Must Love Dogs? Your dog is invited too!” November 12 from 7:00pm – 11:00pm @ The
    Coast Plaza Hotel. [Facebook Event]
  • Royal City Jewellers is holding their annual “Tie Days” from November 1 – 29th. Drop off a food donation for the Food Bank and receive a free tie. You can also bid on celebrity autographed ties with their silent auction.
  • Also, please remember that if you live in the Vancouver-Burrard or Vancouver-Fairview districts that you need to get out and vote on October 29th and most cities in the region are having their municipal elections November 15th.

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    1. DaveOMonday, October 27th, 2008 — 1:44pm PDT

      Thanks Becks, was wondering about an activity to do with the youngling for Halloween – the Barclay Haunted house and North Van fireworks seem like good candidates.

    2. Matthew CollingeMonday, October 27th, 2008 — 4:38pm PDT

      There is a great haunted house at 48th and Dunbar as well. Entry is by donation and they have live actors (after 7pm) to scar the –it out of you.

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