Archive for the category "charity"

Christmas in Vancouver: Adopt-A-Family

Friday, November 16th, 2007 — 3:30pm PDT
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Update 2010 The Salvation Army’s Adopt-a-Family program is back for 2010. Last year I wrote a few blurbs about the Adopt-a-Family program through the Surrey Christmas Bureau. I’m now noticing a lot of Google search love from people seeking to learn more so here’s the scoop: The Adopt-A-Family program is a way to match up […]

Tulips for Tomorrow

Thursday, October 4th, 2007 — 11:34am PDT
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Earlier this week I wrote about the growing need for better healthcare facilities in the Fraser Valley and the Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation‘s plans for the region. Details of the “Tulips for Tomorrow” campaign have now been released and the purpose is to fund raise with the public’s help and also “beautify” the City of […]

Successful Raise a Reader Morning

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007 — 10:13am PDT
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Last year during Raise a Reader Day I was able to meetup with Marc Chouinard and Trevor Linden. We flashed smiles, took some pictures, and signed some papers. Once again this year, Canucks organization members, players, firefighters, policemen and local politicians were out on street corners downtown handing out newspapers by donation. The Raise-a-Reader campaign […]

Sponsor Buzz in the Tour of Courage

Monday, September 17th, 2007 — 10:00am PDT
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John and I are prepping for the Run for the Cure on September 30th but local blogger, columnist and radio personality Buzz Bishop will be hopping in his bike alongside Lance Armstrong next weekend for the BC Cancer Foundation’s Tour of Courage. Vancouver cyclists are hitting the pedals with Lance Armstrong this weekend in support […]

Surrey's Reptile Refuge Closes to the Public

Friday, September 14th, 2007 — 10:55am PDT
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I accompanied my niece’s preschool class to the Surrey Reptile Refuge several years ago. Tucked away off 176 Street it houses reptiles that have been abandoned i.e. that cute little alligator Timmy got for his birthday that soon grew 6 feet thus being too big for the family bathtub. You can view nearly 400 animals […]

CIBC Run for the Cure

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007 — 8:07am PDT
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For the 3rd year I will be participating in the CIBC Run for the Cure on September 30th, 2007. John and I have done our fair share of runs in the city in the past but we usually make sure to catch this one every year because it’s for such a great cause. The Canadian […]

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