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Parksville Seniors Centre Society Elli Steinki speaks affectionately of the Parksville Seniors’ Activity and Drop-In Centre. “We have lots of fun here,” she laughs. “Lots of fun. That’s what we’re...
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Volunteer Vancouver Finding skilled professionals to volunteer on your organization’s Board can be a challenge. Vancouver Foundation knows how important it is to make these connections within the...
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Gathering examples of sustainable transportation from around the world could improve the quality of life for people here in the Lower Mainland. Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST) is a...
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In the spring of 2007, Dr. Mirhady, a retired physician, overheard a discussion on CBC radio about the impending closure of a local school's band program. The threat to shut down the program was a...
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United We Can is a bottle depot that makes a difference. Not only does it provide recycling, but it is a vital source of employment and training for people on the Downtown East Side. Many people...
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Vancouver Sculpture Biennale "The Vancouver Sculpture Biennale is a bi-annual citywide celebration that transforms the city into an open air museum. It features contemporary works by artists from...
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Vancouver Foundation A unique program creates stability for B.C. arts organizations. With a $25M donation from the Province of B.C., Vancouver Foundation offers arts and cultural organizations...
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The art world has seen a renewed interest in painting, both here in Vancouver and abroad. The Vancouver Art Gallery has created an exhibit focusing on seven BC painters who ventured out of Canada to...
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NeWorld Theatre Society Neworld Theatre Society’s latest production Adrift on the Nile explores the relationship between the Middle East and the West. Adrift on the Nile addresses many of the...
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Every Wednesday evening, from September to June, the walls of Ryerson United Church in Vancouver, reverberate with the sounds of a world-renowned choir rehearsing. You may have heard them on national...
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ArtStarts in School Society Delta students take part in a gallery tour created by young artists in collaboration with professional artists. Through movement and dance, students see first hand the...
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Strong support and knowledge can make it easier for women to cope with HIV and AIDS. The Positive Women’s Network helps women support women through counselling, advocacy, a food bank, a drop-in...
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3,600 Aboriginal people live in Vancouver’s downtown eastside, making it one of the largest reserves in BC. The Aboriginal Front Door Society (AFD) is a place where First Nations people can go for...
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There are many challenges that come with moving to a new country - culture shock, economic circumstances, stress and poverty. My Circle is a peer support program recognizing immigrant and refugee...
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Autistic children often struggle in social situations and as a result they have trouble forming friendships with other kids. Integrated play groups is a de-mystifying program that brings together...
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Christmas Bureau There’s no rest for Christmas elves. The Christmas Bureau works all year round to gather and distribute toys so that more children can share in the joy of Christmas. Thanks in part...
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For someone who is just over 5 feet tall, Shirley Wong makes a big impression. Wong remembers the first word she learned in English. As a six-year-old, in Grade 1 at Vancouver's Lord Strathcona...
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Potluck Cafe Society Many people living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside have a history of unstable employment, making it difficult to get hired by any employer. The Potluck Café aims to enhance...
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“Everyone that looks after her falls in love with her. They just get hooked. We call it the “Briana fix”—they all want more, more, more,” Bernie Shephard, laughing with his wife Marilyn. Some people...
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It's been quite a journey for Vancouver businessman Tung Chan. Chan, a Hong Kong native, immigrated to Vancouver in his early 20s, waiting tables to put himself through school. Today, his list of...
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Nowadays, many Canadian children grow up without cavities, thanks to regular check-ups and daily oral hygiene. The reality for some Aboriginal children, however, is far different. Without ready...
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A dedicated philanthropist, Wosk has had a long involvement with Vancouver Foundation. He is a member of the Foundation's Education Advisory Committee and in 2005 established the Yosef Wosk Libraries...
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CBCI Program Meet Dr. Margaret McGregor while she does a routine health check with one of her patients. McGregor is one of the many health practitioners who has benefitted from the Community Based...
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On the surface, Vancouver’s Renfrew-Collingwood community seems like a typical middle-class neighborhood. Delve deeper and you’ll discover the alarming truth: 30% of residents live below the poverty...
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The Healthy Harvest Box is the brainchild of the Penticton and District Community Resources Society. Families who subscribe get a large box of local, organic produce for only $12 a month. This non-...
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