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David Suzuki’s Nature Challenge enables teachers and students to learn about their role in nature and what they can do to protect the environment. With support from Vancouver Foundation, Grade 4...
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In 1978, high school science teacher Rod MacVicar received a $4,150 grant from Vancouver Foundation to buy a 25-foot aluminum dory. He christened it the Medusa 2 and used it to launch a marine...
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As part of the Peachland Wellness Centre’s fitness program, Judy Wyper checks her pedometer on an early morning walk. By 8 a.m. Beach Avenue is already busy with people walking along the 11...
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It wasn’t an “eidetic” moment -- certainly no one was about to sound a “tocsin” -- but the crowd gathered at the new Trade and Convention Centre on a hot summer morning was “chary” about being called...
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What do California Bighorn Sheep, the Western Screech-Owl, Nuttall's Cottontail, and rock climbers in Penticton have in common? They're all species-at-risk. At least, they were until January 2008...
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Kelly Murphy has had a difficult and challenging life: full of highs and lows, stops and starts. The talkative and energetic Murphy grew up in a family plagued by problems. By seven, she was...
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There are many myths and misconceptions about HIV/AIDS (for example, half of Grade 9 students in Vancouver believe there’s a cure for AIDS). This segment features “Project Stitch” - an HIV/AIDS...
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“The baby was two weeks old, and we were staying with one friend, then another, at my grandma’s place, all over. Nick couldn’t stay with the baby and me; he had to stay somewhere else. Our stuff was...
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Judith Hall
Judith Hall is a dynamo: a pediatrician, geneticist, lecturer, educator, researcher, advocate, volunteer, member of the Order of Canada, award-winning academic and philanthropist. Although Hall...
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"I used to really hate math,” beams grade five student Alice Le Bihan. “And now it just makes me really happy to find math on the board in the morning.” Alice is just one of dozens of kids whose...
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Valerie and Barbara Hunter – tag team for Vancouver Foundation – (daughter Valerie works at the Foundation, and mother Barbara is a donor) started a community fund with the Foundation more than 10...
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Miner’s lettuce grows in shady places, explains Sharon, an anthropology student at Douglas College. “The leaf is like a cup with a little flower that comes right out of the middle,” she says,...
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Marine Educational Services Association In 1978, Rod MacVicar received a $4,150 grant from Vancouver Foundation to buy a 25-foot aluminum boat. He named the boat the Medusa 2 and launched a marine...
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Check Your Head A brainchild of the youth organization Check Your Head, the Sustainable Schools program teaches youth about sustainability and global issues with a focus on improving their schools...
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Power of Hope Society They’ve got beat-boxing, rhyme writing and the rhythm. This music camp gives disadvantaged teens a chance to work side-by-side with hip hop artists and music producers. It’s a...
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Kitsilano Secondary Class of 1948 The graduating class of 1948 returns to Kitsilano Secondary for their 60th High School reunion. Together, 47 former students revisit the old halls, rekindle...
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Vancouver Foundation Written for a general audience, Vancouver Foundation magazine is an upbeat, positive look at philanthropy in British Columbia. It features stories about the efforts of the...
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Vancouver Foundation Vancouver Foundation is 65 years young this year, and held a party to celebrate the event in September, attended by over 400 people. In 1943, the Foundation started with one...
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Vancouver Foundation How do our perceptions measure up to reality? Vancouver Foundation's Vital Signs for Metro Vancouver blends people’s opinions, statistics and grades to tell the story of life in...
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Multifaith Action Society of B.C. Green Sacred Spaces brings spiritual communities together using the environment as a common ground. The program provides individuals and congregations with toolkits...
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Britannia World Music Society The beat goes on... The Youth to Youth Marimba Program is an expansion of the Britannia World Music Society – a program that teaches students in east Vancouver how to...
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Everyone has a story to tell. Some are more dramatic than others. Some tell their story easily. Others, you have to draw it out of them. A pilot project for immigrant youth on Vancouver's east side...
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“There’s one part of the brake that squeaks really bad,” he says with a shy smile. “That’s not supposed to happen. I did everything you can do to make that stop and it still does it. That’s taken up...
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It’s the end of another day at camp, and little Evan Ma is smiling like there’s no tomorrow. He’s learned how to do a karate chop, paint, cook and play games. He’s done martial arts exercises and...
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Special Olympics BC Meet 4 year old Oliver Sutherland, an athlete in training. Oliver is getting a chance to work on his basic motor skills with the Active Start program that is available for...
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