November Community Events

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Saturday, November 1st
Fall Parksfest 2014
Pacific Parklands Foundation – The event is held each year by Metro Vancouver Regional Parks in recognition of the efforts of partners, volunteers and staff by providing a day of inspiring presentations and practical workshops. Pacific Parklands Foundation bridges the gap between government funding and the pressing demands on our valuable regional parks. One lucky attendees will be win an Ethical Bean Coffee gift pack. Register for the event here, or to find out more visit their Facebook page, or follow them on Twitter @PacificParkland.

Friday, November 7th
Moonlight Masquerade
Beneath One Sky – Beneath One Sky is a non-profit student group based in Surrey and Vancouver dedicated to the awareness of poverty locally and globally. Its members reach out to the underprivileged through fundraising and volunteer efforts. Your $17 ticket to the Moonlight Masquerade will include a ticket into 50/50 draw, appetizers, a chance to participate in a silent auction (featuring an Ethical Bean Coffee Gift Pack, of course) and Music By: DJ OJ & IPO. To learn more about this event or to buy tickets, visit their website, like their Facebook page, or follow them on Twitter @BeneathOneSky.

Sunday, November 9th
The Variety BC Market & Auction
Buy-Low Foods – A market stocked with quality food items, live and silent auctions and a brunch buffet. On November 9th, at the Westin Bayshore Resort, over 450 guests will join us in an afternoon of excitement to help raise money for kids who have special needs. We will feature over 300 items at auctions, with items ranging from Ethical Bean Coffee gift baskets, to power tools. Learn more about this Variety BC event on their website, like their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter @VarietyBC.

Friday, November 14th
DOXA’s 2014 Annual Fundraiser and Auction
The Documentary Media Society – All funds raised support the DOXA Documentary Film Festival, DOXA’S Justice Forum, youth educational programs, and inviting filmmakers and special guests to attend the festival to participate in Q&A’s. Presented by The Documentary Media Society, a Vancouver based non-profit, charitable society devoted to presenting independent and innovative documentaries to Vancouver audiences. You can bid on two Ethical Bean Coffee gift packs to help fund this society, that exists to educate the public about documentary film as an art form through DOXA Documentary Film Festival, a curated and juried festival comprised of public screenings, panel discussions, public forums and educational programs. Learn more about DOXA by visiting their website, Facebook page or follow them on Twitter @DoxaFestival.

Sunday, November 16th
“Paws to Remember” High Tea & Fashion Show
The Pacific Assistance Dogs Society – This fundraiser for PADS will be held at the Holiday Inn in North Vancouver, and will include a delightful presentation by Ivan Sayers, noted fashion historian. Mr. Sayers and his models will present and describe how World War I & II and the emancipation of women changed fashion forever.
PADS exists to breed, raise, train and place Assistance Dogs for people with disabilities and to support those client/dog teams for the working life of the Assistance Dog.
PADS dogs are provided at no cost to our clients.  The average cost to train, place and provide follow up care to one assistance dog team is $35,000.00.
PADS is funded solely by donations and our fundraising initiatives and you can bid on an Ethical Bean Coffee giftpack at this event.
Find out more by liking PADS on Facebook, or following them on Twitter @PADSdogs.

Friday to Sunday, November 14 -
 16th
The Second BC Seed Gathering
Farm Folk City Folk and Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Sample bags of Ethical Bean Coffee will be gifted to speakers at this event, which presents a unique opportunity to support a provincial gathering of seed growers, community leaders, and farmers from across BC, showcase innovative practices in seed cultivation, harvesting and storage to an educated audience, and participate in the strong and committed community of seed practitioners from across North America.
Like no other agricultural gathering in BC, this event will bring together an incredible roster of experienced, dedicated individuals committed to focusing locally and connecting nationally to protect the culture, history and future of seeds in our world.
Small-scale seed growers, community leaders, seed networks and young urban farmers from across BC will bring their seeds to clean, test a variety of cleaning equipment, learn, share experiences and launch the BC Eco Seeds producer cooperative. We will decide how, together we can improve the quality, quantity and diversity of locally grown seed. For more information on this or other events, or to register visit their website, Facebook page or follow them on Twitter @ffcf.

Sunday, November 16th
The 7th annual Jingle Bell Walk & Run for Arthritis
Arthritis Society – The 1 km or 5 km walk or run will take place at the Westminster Quay in New Westminster. Since inception, here in British Columbia, the Arthritis Society has raised close to $100,000 to support the more than 600,000 children and adults in BC & the Yukon living with arthritis. Be sure to arrive early for photos with Santa – and stick around after the event for snacks, hot chocolate, Ethical Bean Fairtrade organic coffee, a costume contest, and the chance to win some great draw prizes including Ethical Bean Coffee gift packs.
The Arthritis Foundation’s mission is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. The Arthritis Society has been setting lives in motion for over 65 years. Dedicated to a vision of living well while creating a future without arthritis, The Society is Canada’s principal health charity providing education, programs and support to the over 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis. Since its founding in 1948, The Society has been the largest non-government funder of arthritis research in Canada, investing more than $185 million in projects that have led to breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with arthritis. To learn more about this event click here. For more information about the Arthritis Society and to make a donation, visit their website.

Monday to Monday, November 10th – 17th
11th Annual BC Studies Online Auction –
BC Studies – The BC Studies Quarterly Journal (located at UBC) is a non-profit, scholarly journal that is dedicated to the exploration of British Columbia’s cultural, economic and political life; past and present. Ethical Bean Coffee is donating a Gift Pack to the online auction which will include, tickets to arts and culture events around Vancouver, gift certificates to great restaurants, work from local artisans, admission to BC museum and galleries, books from local publishers and much more. To learn more visit their website or Facebook page.

Saturday, November 22nd
2014 Children’s Christmas Fair
Vancouver Waldorf School – Celebrate the magic and wonder of the winter season with the entire family, with creative activities for children, delicious organic food (as well as Ethical Bean Coffee) and baking, puppet shows, live music and a fabulous Marketplace offering natural toys and handcrafted gifts for all ages. Learn more on their website, or like their Facebook page.

Friday, November 28th
District Professional Development Day –
Vancouver Technical Secondary School – Ethical Bean coffee will be served as part of the free bagged lunch provided, courtesy of Vancouver Inner City Education Society (VICES), during this Professional Day for 15 Inner City Elementary Schools and 15 Inner City Highschools – A professional development day is basically a learning day for educators or business professionals.  We have a keynote speaker coming in who will speak about “managing your energy, not your stress” especially for those of us who are working with some pretty high risk inner city families. To learn more about this Pro D Day event, click here.

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