April Community RoundUp

Coffee for events in Vancouver

Things are picking up for Spring with these great events in and around Vancouver, and we’re proud to be supporting them with coffee!

Saturday, March 29th

Active Aging Artists (AAA) ProgramArt for Impact – The AAA Program promotes healthy and active aging through the arts. They hold classes, weekly social gatherings, performances, and field trips to target the mental, physical and social well being of seniors in their neighbourhood. Learn more about this event or visit their website.

Tuesday, April 1st

The CityStudio HubbubCityStudio – In 2009, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson presented a plan to make Vancouver the greenest city in the world. CityStudio is an innovation hub inside City Hall where staff, university students and community members design and execute programs to help make this goal a reality. Learn more about them on their facebook page.

Saturday, April 5th

Hastings Community Little LeagueHastings Community Little League (HCLL) is a non-profit sports organization established in 1953 which provides baseball programs in five divisions for boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 12.  They are located/practice in the fields across from Playland in Vancouver. Learn more about them on their facebook page.

Saturday, April 12th

“Spring Dance” FundraiserCompaigni V’ni Dansi– A Vancouver based traditional Métis and contemporary dance company dedicated to sharing the dances, stories, and culture of the Métis.  This is their first annual fundraiser all funds raised will support the company’s ongoing activities, including Annual Louis Riel Day Celebrations and work with youth. Learn more about this event on their facebook page.

Sunday, April 13th

Annual Transplant TrotThe Canadian Transplant Associations BC Region – The Transplant Trots are series of not for profit running & walking events held across Canada during National Organ & Tissue Donation Week. Each Trot is organized by a group of local volunteers on behalf of the Canadian Transplant Association. The Trots were created to celebrate life after transplant for organ and tissue recipients, increase organ & tissue donation awareness in our communities, and increase the number of registered organ and tissue donors. Learn more about this event on their facebook page.

Monday, April 14th

Intersections Media Opportunities for Youth Society – Intersections is a non-profit organization that offers an employability and life skills workshop and work experience opportunity to youth facing multiple barriers to employment. Through the unique and familiar medium of art and digital filmmaking as well as participating in group-based projects, Intersection’s participants gain the experience and confidence for long-term attachment to the workforce. Since its inception Intersections has grown from 6 participants per year to 48. Learn more about them on their facebook page and follow them on twitter @MediaForYouth.

Wednesday, April 23rd

Coffee ServiceQuilchena’s 6th Annual Eco-Fair – Quilchena Elementary School – Quilchena is a vibrant school community on the west side of Richmond. They strive to create an active, respectful learning community which focuses on environmental stewardship, academic excellence and positive social interactions. They host an annual fair to inspire through environment education, awareness and action. Find out more on their facebook page.

Friday, April 25th

Fundraising Gala “A Night at the Apollo”  – St. Francis of Assisi School – St. Francis of Assisi School is part of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, it is an independent  school that receives 50% of funding from government to cover operating costs but no funding to cover capital improvements. Their school is over 60 years old and is in desperate need of a gymnasium and facility upgrades. The Gala is the schools major fundraiser project of the year and takes place at the Italian Cultural Centre. Tickets and info available here.

Saturday, April 26th

Live and Silent Auction Preschool Fundraiser – Dunbar Memorial Preschool – Dunbar Memorial Preschool is a non-profit parent participation preschool that has been serving families in Dunbar, Kerrisdale, Kitsilano and Point Grey for 50 years. All money raised from the fundraiser will be applied to the purchase of educational materials, classroom supplies, and the continuing operation of their preschool.

Sunday, April 27th

Cheers to the Planet: Eat, Drink & Be Eco fundraiserCEED Centre Society – The Community Education on Environment and Development Centre Society works at building stronger, more sustainable communities in Maple Ridge, BC & Pitt Meadows, through free workshops, local events, and community programs. All proceeds from the fundraiser directly support the CEED Centre Society. Learn more about Cheers to the Planet.

G Day For GirlsYMCA of Greater Vancouver – G Day is a new global social movement anchored by day-long events that celebrate, inspire and empower girls ages 10 to 12 as they transition into adolescence. 250 girls ages 10-12 from all over the city will be hosted by 50 adult volunteer facilitators and engaged by 10 speakers and artists in a variety of fun, thoughtful and creative activities. Learn more on their facebook page, or follow them on twitter @GDayforGirls.

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