Archive for September, 2009

Timeraiser Vancouver

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Timeraiser is coming to Vancouver for the second time on September 24th at the Roundhouse in Yaletown. It’s “part volunteer fair, part silent art auction and part night on the town.” Timeraiser is an event targeted for those who would like to give back but not by necessarily writing a donation check. It matches you […]

Canadian Country Music Awards 2009

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This afternoon Vancouver is hosting the Canadian Country Music Awards at GM Place. Thanks to Gabrielle Durning of the Uptown Giftbox Company, there will be a team of bloggers in the official Gift Lounge to cover a slice of the excitement happening all morning, noon, and night. A few weeks ago I put the call […]

Invent the Future with BC Hydro

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The Invent the Future contest is looking for your latest and greatest ideas on energy conservation, sustainable energy creation, a sustainable product, or even a sustainable lifestyle choice. Here are some of the basic details of the contest: Open to young people ages 13 to 24 Individuals or groups (of no more than 2 people) […]

Biographies of the Dead and Dying at Vancouver Fringe Festival 2009

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Andrew Templeton’s Biographies of the Dead and Dying was my first Fringe Festival show in about 10 years. Taking place at the Havana Theatre on Commercial Drive, tucked behind the Havana Restaurant, the two actors on the minimalist set sure do pack an emotional punch with their powerful performance. Biographies of the Dead and Dying […]

Spread the Net Student Challenge 2009

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For the third year Rick Mercer is challenging high school, college, and university students across the nation to raise awareness and funds for his Spread the Net initiative through UNICEF Canada. At SFU this morning Mercer announced he was pitting the East versus the West to see who can raise the most funds for the […]