The 5th annual Timeraiser is happening Thursday, November 8, 2012 at the Roundhouse in Yaletown. It’s the only event around that combines supporting local artists through an artwork auction with raising volunteer hours for local causes.
Tickets are currently on sale for $20 and the goal is to raise 4,000 volunteer hours at the event. This would equal to everyone in attendance pledging 20 hours over the next 12 months.
Each artist is paid a fair value for their piece in exchange for having them auction it off for volunteer time. Non-profit agencies can apply to be recipients of the volunteer hours and get exposure through the event.
Confirmed agencies for Timeraiser Vancouver include:
411 Seniors Centre Society
Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Mental Health Association
Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society BC
Canadian Women Voters Congress
Canadian Youth Business Foundation
Compassionate Eye Foundation
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver
Marpole Oakridge Family Place Society
MS Society, BC & Yukon Division
Pacific Post Partum Support Society
Pink Ink Theatre Productions (dba Pi Theatre)
Pride in Art Society
PTC (Playwrights Theatre Centre)
Special Olympics BC
Spinal Cord Injury BC
Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation
The Lipstick Project Society
Urban Native Youth Association
West End Seniors’ Network (WESN)
Skwachàys Healing Lodge & Urban Aboriginal Fair Trade Gallery
Timeraiser takes place across Canada in Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Hamilton, London, Ottawa, Montreal, Regina, St John’s, Toronto, Vancouver, and Winnipeg. Each supports artists in the community along with benefitting local non-profit organizations.
If you would like to check out Timeraiser Vancouver on November 8th, I have a pair of tickets up for grabs. Here’s how you can enter to win:
- Leave a comment naming a non-profit you would support with your time (1 entry)
- Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Friday, November 2, 2012.