Archive for the category "community"

Vancouver 2010 Torch Relay Celebrations


Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 — 9:30am PST
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As the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch makes it way around BC on the last leg of its journey the excitement is bubbling over from community to community. Photo credit: AlbertaVan2010 on Flickr Over the Rockies, through the Kootenays, down and around the Thompson Okanagan. Photo credit: UrbanWorkbench on Flickr Here’s a rundown of where the […]

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards: Nominations Open


Monday, January 18th, 2010 — 10:30am PST
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Nominations for this year’s YWCA Women of Distinction Awards are now open. Since 1984, the YWCA has honored over exceptional 200 women who have been nominated by family, friends and colleagues. The YWCA Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards encourages nominations that will showcase individuals and organizations who are driving positive change for women and girls […]

Woodward’s W Rises Again


Friday, January 15th, 2010 — 8:04am PST
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The giant red “W” atop Woodwards in Vancouver is make a reappearance tonight as it will be lit up for the first time in a decade. “W” removal in 2006 – Photo credit: cam in van on Flickr Woodward’s means far more to Vancouver than simply being a defunct department store. Founded by Charles A. […]

Community Gardens in Vancouver


Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 — 4:36pm PST
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In recent years more park spaces and vacant lots in Vancouver have been turned into community gardens – sometimes where you would least expect them. Photo credit: 0x on Flickr In the summer heat, sunflowers stretch toward the sky in a plot of land where gasoline and diesel were once poured into tanks. A Shell […]

Strathcona Community Centre: The Heart of the City


Saturday, December 26th, 2009 — 10:49am PST
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You still have time to donate to the Food Security program through the Christmas at Canada Place website. By donating through Canada Place before January 10th, 2010 you’ll be entered to win an all-inclusive trip for 2 to Jamaica. This season I have partnered with Canada Place’s Christmas campaigns and as such, I have learned […]

Call for Artists: The Art of Being Together by L’Arche


Thursday, November 12th, 2009 — 3:00pm PST
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L’Arche Greater Vancouver is ramping up for a community art showcase fundraiser and they are putting the call out to local artists who would like to participate. Seeking Artwork Inspired by Community L’Arche Greater Vancouver is seeking submissions by emerging artists for “The Art of Being Together”, an upcoming juried show. Ten finalists will be […]

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