Tomorrow afternoon the Olympic cauldron in Jack Poole Plaza downtown will be lit as the City of Vancouver proclaims September 7th “United Way Day“. Photo credit: raoming-the-planet on Flickr This will mark the launch of the United Way’s 2011 fundraising campaign to help vulnerable children, families and seniors throughout the region. The United Way Kick-Off […]
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Timeraiser is returning to Vancouver this month at the Waldorf Hotel. This event is a silent auction but instead of bidding with money, you bid with the number of volunteer hours you are willing to contribute in order to win your desired piece. It combines a local art showcase with a volunteer-hour fundraiser, a complete […]
Surrey presents the free Youth Fest this month at the Guildford Recreation Centre. Events will begin around 4:00pm on Saturday, September 24th and include concerts from youth bands, skateboard demonstrations, a teen dance, and more. In the Gym: Sumo Suit Wrestling, Velcro Olympics, Big Bout Boxing, First Down Bungee Run, Airbrush Tattoo Artists, Caricature Artist, […]
I’m in disbelief that the Labour Day long weekend is already here and that those famous mini donuts (and deep-fried Pop Tarts) at the PNE will be gone again for another year. There’s still time to check out plenty of activities in the sunshine this weekend — and Tourism Vancouver’s even made a Top 10 […]
It was on this day in 1980 that Terry Fox was forced to end his Marathon of Hope as he succumbed to the cancer that eventually took his life. After 143 days and 5,373kms, his journey ended just outside Thunder Bay… and that’s when the rest of Canada picked up the run where he left […]