March 2015 Community Events

march-community_eventsWhile it seems the rest of North America was suffering through a deep-freeze last month, here in Vancouver we were blessed with sunny, spring-like weather. Could it be because of our bright new Brand Ambassador, Kathleen O’Neil? We like to think so. Welcome to the Ethical Bean family, Kat! Here are some great events around the lower mainland Ethical Bean Coffee is participating in this March. Hope to see all you there enjoying the winter sunshine.

February 26th-March 6th
CiTR Fundrive 2015 – CiTR 101.9 FM – This year’s theme is “Let’s get digital” and the money raised will go towards two projects: the digitization of CiTR’s collection of historic reel-to-reels, and the creation of a new website that will integrate and highlight CiTR and Discorder content from the past and present.
CiTR 101.9 FM is the broadcasting voice of the University of British Columbia (UBC), bringing alternative programming to over two million listeners from Bellingham to Squamish, Point Grey to Langley.
Produced by campus and community volunteers, CiTR is unique. It provides its listeners with everything that the commercial airwaves in Vancouver lack, including local, alternative and independent programming, broadcasting training and community access to the airwaves. For more information about this event check out their website, Facebook page or follow them on Twitter @CiTRradio.

Tuesday-Sunday, March 5th-8th
18th Annual Barry Naimark Charity Skins Bonspiel
Vancouver Curling Club – Named after the late Barry Naimark, a member of the club and 1964 World Curling Champion, this bonspiel is an opportunity for the VCC to raise funds for a local charity where they feel their donations can make a significant impact. This year for the second year in a row the charity for the bonspiel is BC Pets and Friends. For more information visit their Facebook page, or follow them on Twitter @vancurling.

Saturday, March 7th
Tip A Wee Dram
– Team Hope – Tip A Wee Dram is an annual whisky tasting fundraiser benefiting registered local cancer charities in British Columbia. Founded in 2010, the event has grown substantially over the years into what local whisky lovers consider to be Vancouver’s springtime whisky festival. Tip A Wee Dram is organized and executed entirely by volunteers, contributing over $130,000 to charities such as the BC Cancer Foundation and the Callanish Society. To learn more visit their websiteFacebook page or follow them on Twitter @TipAWeeDram.

Wednesday, March 11th
Careers in Communication 2015
SFU Communication Student Union – Networking in the communication industry is crucial but as undergrads, it can be hard to know how, when and where to start! By attending Careers In Communications, you will have the opportunity to meet and connect with people currently working in all different aspects of the communication industry. It is an evening to further fall in love with what you think you might want to do with your degree, or discover something completely new that you didn’t even know you were capable of. Ethical Bean Coffee gift packs have been provided as door prizes. For more information visit this event’s website or Facebook page.

Friday, March 13th
Me Inc. Conference
UBC Commerce Undergraduate Society – Look for our 60 gr sample packs of Lush coffee in the grab bags at this conference. Me Inc. was originally established to provide Sauder students with a preview of all the career options available before specializing in their third year. Choosing an option is a major milestone in anyone’s university education, and we want to help you make the most educated decision possible. However, it isn’t enough to simply learn about business disciplines — you also need to evaluate how they align with your goals and personality.
Our vision is to inspire students to pursue a career they are truly passionate about. This is a continuous journey, and one that many students embark on too late into their academic careers. Start now and think about your values, your passions, and how you can translate them into a successful career. Learn about what industry professionals actually do on a day-to-day basis, and discover resources and networks that will help position you in reaching your dream career. For more information visit their website, Facebook page, or follow them on Twitter @UBCMeInc.

Wednesday, March 18th
Spring Soiree
SFU HRSA – SFU Human Resources Students Association (HRSA) will be holding its fourth annual stand-up professional networking event → Spring Soirée. The evening will feature three keynote speakers who will deliver their focus on change management from both professional and personal standpoints; each distinguished speaker will be sharing their insights and experiences to enlighten students on how to manage change in different environments. In addition, there will be a number of networking sessions throughout the evening where students and industry professionals will have the opportunity to build invaluable relationship with one another, while also receiving exposures to the industries the students are interested in. The event will come to an end with a silent auction, which includes a Gift basket loaded with seven Ethical Bean Coffees and a Bodum French Press. All proceeds will be going towards Free the Children, an international charity operating in 45 countries to educate and empower students to become leaders of tomorrow.
The Spring Soirée is the perfect destination to not only showcase and outline the culture and merits of the Human Resources Industry, but to also provide students an opportunity to generate conversation and build meaningful connections with professionals. For more information please visit their website, Facebook page or follow them on Twitter @sfuhrsa.

Saturday, March 28th
Bridge to Success Gala
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. – S.U.C.C.E.S.S. assists new immigrants with settlement; provide counseling and support to families and individuals with personal issues; promote personal development of children and youth; facilitate social participation of parents and seniors in the community; help the unemployed in job and career development; facilitate entrepreneurs in business development; deliver education and employment related training; and promote social change through community development and advocacy. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation hopes to raise $500,000 from this signature gala in support of services and programs at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. For more information about this event visit their website or Facebook page.

Monday-Tuesday, March 30th – 31st
Ski Challenge
Ronald McDonald House of BC – Are you ready for two days of fun on and off the hill, all for a good cause? Join us for the 2015 Ronald McDonald House BC Ski Challenge, taking place March 30 – 31 in beautiful Whistler. Register now as an individual or a team of four for a fun race in support of BC children and their families. In addition to skiing with Olympic athletes, event festivities also include a welcome party in Whistler Village and a banquet dinner at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Hotel.
Even if you don’t ski or snowboard, you can still join in the fun off the slopes. We offer a non-skier package which includes the welcome party and banquet dinner, as well as one of two luxurious options: pamper yourself surrounded by breathtaking scenery at the Scandinave Spa or take a cooking class at the world-renowned Araxi restaurant.
Proceeds from the Ski Challenge provide accommodation for BC and Yukon families who are forced to travel to Vancouver for their child’s medical treatment at BC Children’s Hospital. With your support, we can help seriously ill children stay together with their families when they need it most.
For more information about this event visit their website, Facebook page or follow them on Twitter @rmhbc.

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