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When Judy Kenzie set out to spread the word about the benefits of growing your own food in small spaces, she took her message to the streets of Vancouver… in the back of a pick-up truck. Kenzie...
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Nathan Coburn is the Origami Kid – and a stealth community nurturer. The enthusiastic 11-year-old with the nimble fingers paws through a vat of his brightly coloured origami creations to show off...
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It starts with one ball... dropping onto the hard gym floor at RayCam Community Center in East Vancouver. The basketball hits the floor with the distinctive “thunk” of rubber on laminated wood, and...
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Traditionally, children have told stories through drawings, written reports, and oral presentations. What happens when you combine all these pieces, throw in music, moving images, and some...
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May 8, 2013 -- Vancouver Foundation and its donors provided more than 4,000 grants and distributions totaling more than $46 million to registered charities across Canada in 2012 — a 12 per cent...
May 7, 2013 -- Metro Vancouver youth aged 15 to 24 will have an opportunity to provide their views and perspectives on important social issues such as homelessness, health and education through the...
May 2, 2013 -- Vancouver Foundation announced today that it has extended the application deadline for its Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program in Surrey to May 31, 2013. The Neighbourhood Small...
May 1, 2013 -- Gordon MacDougall, Chair of Vancouver Foundation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason McLean, President and Chief Executive Officer of the McLean Group, to the Foundation’s...
April 16, 2013 -- Vancouver Foundation Statement on its Support for the Carnegie Community Action Project Vancouver Foundation has a long history of funding worthwhile projects in the Downtown...
March 11, 2013 -- Vancouver Foundation President and CEO Faye Wightman commended the BC government for its $2 million funding commitment for the Giving in Action Society (GIA), which was announced...
February 13, 2013 -- “Our Neighbourhood Small Grants program started in Vancouver in 1999, with one neighbourhood,” says Vancouver Foundation President and CEO Faye Wightman. “It soon expanded to...
February 12, 2013 - Helping families connect to nature near their home; making small Vancouver businesses more energy efficient; holding bike skills courses for low-income individuals; and creating a...
February 7, 2013 -- The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Foundation today announced the 17 recipients of the 2012 Community Grants from the Greenest City Fund, who will receive a total of $391,500 in...
VANCOUVER (BC), February 6, 2013—As the first ever Family Day approaches, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver, Vancouver Foundation, YWCA Metro Vancouver, United Way of the Lower Mainland, Boys & Girls...
January 31, 2013 -- Metro libraries are not the hushed mausoleums of yore. Some are talking about selling books, hosting knitting workshops, scattering book lending boxes throughout neighbourhoods,...
By now, many of our readers are familiar with the Connections and Engagement Survey Vancouver Foundation conducted in the spring. Our survey found that most neighbourhood connections in metro...
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Never underestimate the power of an apple pie. That simple dessert became a catalyst for building community last year, inspiring nine women – originally from Germany, Brazil, Venezuela, France, China...
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Amy McMillan dreams of opening a 1960s-themed diner. Until that happens, she’s having a brilliant time learning the ropes at the COCO Café. When she’s not bustling around greeting customers with her...
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You can be forgiven for thinking the Henderson Spirit Garden is an eerie place full of cobwebs, ghosts and apparitions. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth. The garden takes its name...
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Confident, self-assured, polished – Paul Lacerte looks like he belongs in a corporate boardroom, dealing with tough negotiations and strategizing mergers. At 40, he is one of the youngest members of...
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There are more than 200 parks in Vancouver, and Julien Thomas has added another to the list. It’s small. Really small. About three square metres (or 0.0003 hectares). So small that if you blink while...
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The summer sun streams into the Teen Lounge at Surrey’s City Centre Library. The “hangout” room is designed specifically for youth. It’s a fitting location to interview Saad Al-Samarrai, a...
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January 15, 2006: a Sunday in the dead of winter. But for Canadian soldier Captain Trevor Greene this was a winter day like nothing he had experienced before. Rather than cold winds and blankets of...
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Bill Nimi’s memory isn’t as good as it used to be. But even at 80 years old, he can still recall many details about his father’s drugstore . “The address was 331 Powell Street,” he says without...
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Bill and Manny are enjoying their retirement. They both worked hard and invested their money wisely – Bill was a chartered accountant, and Manny (who trained as a miner in Germany) worked in the...
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