Vancouver Events for Japan Disaster Relief


Friday, March 18th, 2011 — 1:24pm PST
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On March 11th a series of earthquakes offshore shook Japan causing a devastating chain of events including a tsunami that permanently redefined the coastline. Thousands lost their lives and the country is still on high alert due to the instability of several nuclear power programs. From the Red Cross to Doctors Without Borders, many helpful organizations are already on the ground to assist. In order to make sure these programs have the resources and manpower required, there are several fundraising events being held around the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley to show support.

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1000 Paper Cranes for Japan
When: Until March 25, 2011
Where: CA Hall, University of British Columbia
Details: During the Exec Meet n’ Greet, come drop by the booth where you will find origami paper and string. WIth a minimum donation of $1, you can fold your own crane, write a message or prayer on the side, and then we will hang them up in the CA Hall.
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Paleolithic 6 Band Spring Rock Blowout
When: March 18, 2011 starting at 8:00pm
Where: Rickshaw Theatre (West Hastings, Vancouver)
Details: 100% of proceeds from the event will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross for Japan relief efforts.
Event website

Japan Love
When: March 18, 23, 25, 30, 2011 starting at 5:00pm
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery, Burrard at Robson
Details: Japan Love Bokinbako donation boxes will be setup by the BC Japan Earthquake Relief Fund will be on-location.
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We ♥ Japan
When: March 19, 2011 starting at 9:30pm
Where: Pop Opera (686 W Hastings, Vancouver)
Details: All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Canadian Red Cross.
Event website

Unite for Japan
When: March 19, 2011 starting at 9:00pm
Where: Post Modern (7 Alexander Street, Vancouver)
Details: “Organized by four UBC 4th year Students with proceeds going to the Canadian Red Cross.
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Japan Love BC Japan Earthquake Relief Fund
When: March 20, 2011 starting at 10:00am
Where: Fisherman’s Park Steveston (3rd and Moncton St, Richmond)
Details: The Steveston Rotary Club will issue tax receipts for any donations of $20 or more. Funds will be used to adopt a Japanese fishing village in Sendai through Steveston’s Sister City in Wakayama, Japan. All the funds will flow through the Steveston Buddhist Temple directly to the village once they have secured the administration of the funds.
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I Heart Japan Fundraiser
When: March 20, 2011 starting at 7:00pm
Where: Sin Bin Sports Grill (295 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver)
Details: All proceeds will go to the Red Cross Canadian Match Program (Molson Coors Canada will match all donations made at the event).
Event website

Hope for Japan Bake Sale
When: March 21, 2011 starting at 11:00am
Where: Conference Center Building G at Kwantlen (12666-72 Ave, Surrey)
Details: Organized by Kwantlen students with proceeds going to the Canadian Red Cross.
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Comedians Stand up for Japan
When: March 22, 2011 starting at 7:30pm
Where: Anza Club (#3 W 8th Ave, Vancouver)
Details: Join co-hosts Brendan Beiser (Agent Pendrell from X Files) and Ellie Harvie (Morticia from the New Addams Family) together with Vancouver’s top comedy talent, including Roman Danylo (Comedy Inc.) with proceeds going to the Canadian Red Cross.
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Fundraiser for Japan
When: March 25, 2011 starting at 6:30pm
Where: Frankie G’s Boilerhouse Pub (305 Ewen Ave, New Westminster)
Details: All funds raised as well as drink proceeds from Frankie G’s will go to the Canadian Red Cross. Shuttle service will run from 22nd Ave Skytrain Station to/from Frankie G’s thanks to Phat Cat Limousine. For tickets email mmorriss[at]shaw.ca

Move, Groove, and Soul
When: March 25, 2011 starting at 9:00pm
Where: Heritage Hall (3102 Main St, Vancouver)
Details: Dance the night away to a funky 9-piece band while benefitting Japan relief efforts
Event website

Japan Love Fundraiser
When: March 28, 2011
Where: Fortune Sound Club (147 E Pender, Vancouver)
Details: DJs and performers will entertain as 100% of donations made will go to the Canadian Red Cross
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The Social Media Club’s March Mixer
When: March 28, 2011 starting at 5:30pm
Where: Ceilis Irish Pub (670 Smithe St., Vancouver)
Details: A discussion about the lesser known story of the Social Media Club and facts going back two thousand years of social experiences. 100% of donations made will go to the Canadian Red Cross
Event website

Japan Relief Fundraiser
When: April 2, 2011 starting at 6:30pm
Where: Shiang Garden Restaurant (2200-4540 No. 3 Road, Richmond)
Details: Proceeds from the formal dinner will go to the Canadian Red Cross.
Event website

Walk of Hope
When: April 3, 2011 starting at 3:00pm
Where: Science World parking lot (1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver)
Details: 5.5 km walk through Vancouver. Participants are encouraged to wear red and white to show support.
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Exercise for the Cause
When: April 9, 2011 starting at 4:00pm
Where: 3584 West 41st Ave (Vancouver)
Details: Proceeds raised from the Dailey Method class will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross in support of its efforts to aid Japan.

Plates for Japan
When: April 12, 2011
Where: Participating restaurants in Vancouver
Details: Restaurants across Vancouver are pledging a portion of their proceeds from their sales to the Canadian Red Cross fund for the Japan Earthquake/Asia-Pacific Tsunami.
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Pierce-a-thon at Supreme Tattoo
When: April 17, 2011 starting at 9:00am
Where: Supreme Tattoos (46257 Yale Road, Chilliwack)
Details: All proceeds from piercings will go to the Canadian Red Cross efforts in Japan. Piercing, jewelry, and supplies usually cost about $55.

Bake for the Quake
When: April 20, 2011 starting at 6:00pm
Where: Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver)
Details: A collective bake sale to raise funds for Japan earthquake and tsunami relief. The proceeds will go directly to Doctors without Borders.
Event website

Waves Coffee for Japan
When: April 23, 2011
Where: Waves Coffee Houses in BC
Details: All Waves in BC will be donating 10 percent of their sales proceeds of the day to the Japanese Relief Fund for relief efforts in Japan.

Tea for Japan
When: Present – no end date specified
Where: Online
Details: Organized by Capilano University students, 50g packs of Japanese Sencha green tea will be sold with all proceeds going directly to the Canadian Red Cross Japan Earthquake/Asia-Pacific Tsunami fund.
Event website

Please feel free to submit any additional event listings through the comments section of this post.

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11 comments

  1. Thank you for the list, I want to add one to the mix for those social media enthusiasts, all proceeds to Canada Red Cross.

    The Social Media Club’s March Mixer
    When: March 28, 2011, 5:30-9:00pm
    Where: Ceilis Irish Pub (670 Smithe St., Vancouver)
    Details: A discussion about the lesser known story of the Social Media Club and facts going back two thousand years of social experiences.
    100% of donations made will go to the Canadian Red Cross
    http://www.smcyvr.com

    Thanks
    .

  2. Kathy says:

    Hi Rebecca,

    There’s also a fundraising Walk of Hope on April 3 to support Japan. The event is hosted by local photographers, and funds go directly to Canadian Red Cross.

    Location: Vancouver Science World parking lot (1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver)
    Time: Starts at 3 pm.
    What: 5.5 km walk through Vancouver. Wear red and white to show support.

    Registration details at: http://vancouverjapanrelief.com

  3. miraj k says:

    dear rebecca:

    it’s not an event per se. but anyone who is least bit tech savvy can volunteer their time to help the efforts by the Crisis Commons group. http://crisiscommons.org/

    social media curation, wiki/data aggregation, openmapping etc. are some of the most needed skills; and specially those who speak/write japanese can be very helpful in translating services.

    http://wiki.crisiscommons.org/wiki/Honshu_Quake

    also Vancouver needs to hold our own CrisisCamps so that we can help others during global disaster situation; and also acquaint ourselves as a resilient community for emergency response/preparedness. http://wiki.crisiscommons.org/wiki/CrisisCamps

  4. Niki says:

    I like your style. You are for sure inspiring me to get involved! If you post more local ways to be socially generous, I will definitly be listening 🙂

  5. Here is another one for the comedy fans:

    Stand Up For Japan and Improv(e) your Japanese
    Tuesday, March 22 8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)
    Anza Club, 3 West 8th Avenue & Ontario, Vancouver BC
    $10 per person

    Stand up comedy and improv.

    Produced by Brendan Beiser.

  6. Karen Snider says:

    Hi – My name is Karen and I work at the Canadian Red Cross. Just wanted to thank you for providing a link to our site, and also for your tremendous support on Twitter. Hopefully, you’ve connected with our BC team on Twitter as well – they are @redcrossBC. We’re on Facebook.com/canadianredcross.
    Thanks again,
    Karen

  7. Hi Everyone,

    My name is Mika and I’m a baby photographer in Vancouver. The situation in Japan just breaks my heart so I’m hosting a fundraiser called:

    Cutest Little Canucks Fundraiser for Japan
    Date: April 2, 2011
    Time: 1-4pm
    Location: Studio in Vancouver

    I am donating my time and offering mini photoshoot for babies in Canucks t-shirts, jerseys, toques etc in time for the playoffs! Please contact me for more info at mikaphotography@gmail.com. I have about 4 spots left.
    All proceeds will go to the Canadian Red Cross.

    Thanks in advance for your support 🙂
    Mika

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  9. Tom says:

    Thanks for giving the shout out to Tea for Japan. We are working really hard to get another event going in mid-April for Japan.

  10. Lorne Mallin says:

    Hi, please add our dance benefit to your event listings. Together we can make a difference!

    Come Dance for Japan fundraiser
    Saturday, April 9 · 7:30pm – 10:30pm
    St. Mark’s Anglican Church
    1803 Larch Street at W.2nd Ave. (Kitsilano)
    Vancouver, BC
    Fun way to help Japan. Enjoy the music of Spirit Road and then shake your booty to the Burke Street Blues Band.
    Cash bar * Refreshments * Silent auction
    Tickets at the door: $20 ($15, students, seniors, unemployed)
    Proceeds to the Red Cross Japan Earthquake Relief
    Event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=204591826236029

  11. Yuko says:

    Please add “Ganbare Japan! Concert” to your event list.

    http://www.bc-jerf.ca/ganbare

    It is a benefit concert for Japan. All the ticket sales (except HST) will go to Japan Red Coss.

    WHEN:Tuesday, April 19th 19:30-
    WHERE: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
    Tix:$35, $25(seniors/students), $75(dress circle)
    through ticketmaster outlets or http://www.ticketmaster.ca
    1-855-985-5000

    Performers: Jon Kimura Parker & members of VSO, Taiko for Tohoku, Kokoro Dance, Takeo Yamashiro & Alcvin Ramos(Shakuhachi, Japanese flute), Jum Byrnes,The Sojourners, Bill & Saffron Henderson, Doug& the Slugs, Simon Kendall, Mae Moore, John Ellis, 54-40 and MORE!!

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