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Shea Jim is standing on the pitcher’s mound at Nat Bailey Stadium. At nine years old, she’s almost lost in this huge field of green. The people in the stands, including her family, can barely pick...
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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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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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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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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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Special Olympics BC Ken McLean doesn't mince words. He gets right to the point, with a sincerity that’s unnerving and refreshing at the same time. McLean is 44. He has a job that he likes. He has 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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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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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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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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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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Sex Workers Movement Vancouver Foundation funded two projects to bring the subject of sex trade workers out of the dark and into the light. These efforts encourage dialogue on the issues to improve...
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BC Coalition to Eliminate Abuse of Seniors Seniors can be particularly vulnerable members of our society. BC Coalition to End Senior Abuse is helping empower seniors by giving them the tools to...
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