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Ballet British Columbia Who doesn’t like Frank Sinatra? Inspired by old blue eyes himself, Nine Sinatra Songs is a ballroom-dance ballet set to the swooning voice of Sinatra, presented by Ballet...
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"Is that art? Or is it mass production?" Instructor Val Batyi leads a group of students through the Artists for Kids Gallery in North Vancouver. They've just moved on from Ed Burtynsky's Oxford Tire...
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August 13, 2007. Afternoon, a beach near Victoria, hot sun, clear blue sky. The rhythmic plash of small waves on sand. The sea is flat, the horizon a knife edge in the distance. The only interruption...
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Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) Meet Chris Wilson and her dog Murphy; the two are inseparable. Wilson, who is hearing impaired has Murphy to alert her of certain noises, helping her to live a...
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University students lead busy lives, often working while going to school. Imagine being a parent on top of that and struggling to find daycare for your child. The SFU Childcare Centre is popular with...
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Over the last decade there has been a dramatic increase in the number of children diagnosed with Type Two Diabetes. This UNBC program is trying to reverse this trend by offering hope to kids who are...
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Crystal meth is a highly addictive and dangerous drug that is destroying lives. Vancouver’s Theatre for Living brings attention to the drug through an innovative new play about the struggles of...
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Measuring Up is working to ensure that BC will be recognized as the world leader in accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities by 2010. The new program is part of the Accessible and...
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“We kick, punch, elbow strike…” And the teachers at this summer camp encourage it. Many children with developmental disabilities need encouragement. They often feel different and isolated. That’s why...
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KidSafe provides healthy meals, learning and fun activities for children in Vancouver’s inner city. The program is geared towards vulnerable kids, giving them a place to go after school and an...
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Never in her wildest dreams did 10-year old Kelyn Clowes think that breaking a board would be on her list of summer accomplishments. But after summer camp training at Master Sirota’s Martial Arts...
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Vancouver welcomes thousands of new immigrants every year. However, their integration into Canadian life isn't always easy. The North Shore Multicultural Society’s Igniting Colours of Resistance...
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Pivot believes that everyone, regardless of income, benefits from a healthy and inclusive community where respect and equality are strongly rooted in the law. The Strategies for Change project...
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The King family in Chilliwack has 10 children from one to twenty-one years old, with different disabilities and abilities. Some are adopted, some are foster children and some are biological. And four...
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Victorian Order of Nurses Caring for an elderly or incapacitated family member in the home can be a challenge. The Victorian Order of Nurses created the Family Respite Centre to give caregivers a...
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Arts in Action Society The Arts in Action Society has launched its new magazine, Lester’s Army, which aims to strengthen intergenerational friendships by connecting youth and seniors. The magazine...
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University of British Columbia - School of Rehabilitation Science As people age they can lose cognitive function: the brain’s ability to reason, memorize and learn. Hip Health Research studies the...
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Neighourhood Small Grants and Youth Philanthropy Council The Youth Philanthropy Council and South Burnaby Neighbourhood House know their communities. Vancouver Foundation entrusts them with selecting...
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Prostitution Alternatives Counseling and Education Society (PACE) EPIC is a new project aiming to strengthen communication between sex workers and communities. Through artistic involvement, sex...
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SWOVA and Howe Sounds Women's Centre Vancouver Foundation understands the importance of violence prevention and funded two worthy initiatives aimed at curbing violence in our society. The Respectful...
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Vancouver Foundation - Youth Philanthropy Council Civic engagement is important, especially for our youth. Vancouver Foundation is nurturing the next generation of volunteers with our Youth...
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Kids Up Front Foundation Kids Up Front Foundation gives underprivileged families the opportunity to attend entertainment events they couldn’t have afforded otherwise. One father says, “It’s been...
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Society of St. Vincent de Paul Poverty doesn’t just exist in the developing world, it’s a daily reality for people right here in BC. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul not only helps the less...
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Zajac Ranch Each year Zajac Ranch welcomes hundreds of children with chronic illnesses and disabilities. With facilities to accommodate their health needs the kids are able to focus on making friends...
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Activities Unlimited of the Cowichan Valley In Crofton, on Vancouver Island, the owners of a retirement home have created a garden that has not only enriched the lives of its elderly residents, but...
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