October Community Events 2015

The colourful, invigorating days of autumn are upon us once again. Come join us at these lively events in and around town. Help us raise funds, educate and have fun!

Friday, October 2nd
The 2015 Theatre Under the Stars Annual Fall Gala “Plant your roots with TUTS!”Theatre Under The Stars – With cocktails, dinner and entertainment provided by an exciting list of special guests, this will be a glittering evening of song and dance celebrating years past at TUTS and sharing our vision for a bright future. For more information follow TUTS on Twitter @TUTSVancouver or like their Facebook page.

Saturday, Oct 3rd
Water’s Edge Day
Georgia Strait Alliance – Georgia Strait Alliance is a non-profit that devotes their time to raising awareness through their Waterfront Initiative; A collaborative effort that brings together multi-jurisdictional stakeholders, and citizens to define a common agenda and take action to ensure a diverse, thriving, and resilient waterfront for all. Water’s Edge Day is an all day free event at Vancouver’s Maritime Museum in Kitsilano on Oct 3rd. The event will feature free kayaking, harbour tours, bird watching, and live music. Ethical Bean Coffee giftpacks will be featured as door prizes and as a silent auction item. The goal is to bring together a common vision that will restore, protect and revitalize the waterfront in Vancouver. Water’s Edge Day is an opportunity for people to explore our waterfront and experience all the different ways we interact with it in our city!

Saturday, October 10th
Strides For Change 2015
MADD Metro Vancouver – MADD Canada’s mission is to stop impaired driving and to support victims of this violent crime. Our mandate is to offer support services to victims, heighten awareness about the dangers of impaired driving, and to save lives and prevent injuries on Canadian roads and waterways.
Strides for Change is MADD Canada’s signature walk event, offering corporations and individuals a unique opportunity to enhance the health and safety of our communities. Ethical Bean Coffee is pleased to be donating giftpacks for the silent auction and door prizes. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, October 10th, 2015 from 10:00AM until approximately 2:00PM at Stanley Park in Vancouver. The event will consist of a 2K or 5K walk-a-thon and a Safety Fair. Communities across Canada join together annually to walk towards safer roads without the dangers of impaired driving. For more information follow @MADDVancouver on Twitter, like their Facebook page, or visit the Strides For Change website.

Sunday, October 11th
Granville Island Turkey Trot – Kids Fun Run and 10KM Run/Walk/Stroll
Vancouver International Marathon Society – Ethical Bean Coffee is going to be served to fuel the athletes and onlookers at The Granville Island Turkey Trot, a hallmark event for Granville Island and the Vancouver running community. The annual event brings together families of runners in a celebration of Thanksgiving – demonstrating our community of running, our gratitude for the sport, and our commitment to supporting others. The Turkey Trot features a family-friendly, 10KM race on Monday, October 12th – open to runners, walkers and strollers! Cruise around Vancouver’s scenic seawall this Thanksgiving Monday. To register of for more information, please visit their website or Facebook page.

Saturday, October 17th
Global Health Conference
Medical Undergraduate Society – The Global Health Conference at UBC is a student-led initiative that strives to bring together diverse leadership from internationally recognized global health front-runners to emerging young leaders. This conference is geared towards students, young professionals and scholars from all disciplines with a particular emphasis on medicine, business and engineering. Our goals are to shed light on changing perspectives in global health and help leaders generate innovative solutions to current challenges. By encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration and innovative thinking we hope to inspire attendees to critically appraise current strategies used in international aid and help encourage a team-based strategy when approaching global crises. We are very excited that Ethical Bean Coffee will be served at the first annual Global Health Conference at UBC. For more information please visit the website, Facebook page, or follow them on Twitter @ghcatubc.

Saturday, October 17th
Impromptu: Mardi Gras
Coquitlam Place des Arts Society – Our mission is to “inspire the artist in everyone.” Impromtu, our signature fundraising gala, will hope to do just that by welcoming arts enthusiasts to enjoy interactive entertainment, exciting live and silent auctions, delicious canapes and more. The raised funds will go towards providing accessible, high quality arts education programming as well as funding meaningful PdA initiatives such as subsidies for families in need and youth engagement, so bid generously on the Ethical Bean Coffee giftpack. For tickets to this event visit there website. To find out about future events, follow @pdacoquitlam on Twitter, or like their Facebook page.

Saturday, October 17th
The Starlight Gala
The Richmond Hospital Foundation – Richmond Hospital Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to fundraising for VCH-Richmond and our community’s health care needs by inspiring individuals, businesses, and organizations to give to Richmond Hospital Foundation as their charity of choice to help purchase vital medical equipment, improve patient care programs, and upgrade local facilities.
The Starlight Gala is Richmond Hospital Foundation’s annual signature white tie event and Richmond’s largest and most prestigious gala fundraiser. Last year, this event raised $529,000 net towards improving health care.
The 17th Starlight Gala promises to be a glamorous and inspirational evening, with a cocktail reception, a gourmet plated dinner, silent and live auctions (that will include an Ethical Bean coffee giftpack), a touching patient journey video, our annual Leadership Challenge to raise funds for an area of Richmond Hospital, and live entertainment from world renowned jazz musician Chris Botti! To purchase tickets for find out more follow them on Twitter @richmondHspFdn or like their Facebook page.

Saturday – Sunday, October 17th – 18th
Vancouver Art & Book Fair
Project Space – Ethical Bean Coffee is pleased to once again be served at the Vancouver Art & Book Fair, a multi-day festival of artists’ publishing featuring over one hundred local, national and international publishers, as well as a diverse line-up of programs, performances and artist projects. Featured artists travel to Vancouver from across Canada and the globe, and produce everything from books, magazines, zines and printed ephemera to digital, performative or other experimental forms of publication. To learn more about this event visit their website, or follow Project Space on Twitter and Facebook.

Tuesday, October 20th
Sports Celebrities Festival
– Special Olympics BC and the Canucks for Kids Fund – Now in its 17th year, this popular gala has raised more than $3.6 million in support of Special Olympics BC and the Canucks for Kids Fund. This year we hope to help them raise more with one of our huge coffee-packed gift baskets in the silent auction.
Funds help empower athletes with intellectual disabilities to gain confidence, acceptance, and pride through sport, and also provide vital opportunities, resources, and care to children and families throughout B.C.
Event highlights:

  • Meet and mingle with local sports heroes, including the entire Canucks roster, Special Olympics athletes, and more
  • Three-course dinner
  • Challenge Canucks players in great games such as table hockey
  • Photos with your favourite Canuck
  • Silent and live auctions
  • Live entertainment

Purchase your tickets on their website, or follow the fun on Twitter @sobsociety or on their Facebook page.

Friday, October 23rd
G Day Vancouver –
United Girls of the World Society – Ethical Bean Coffee will be served at the G Day for Girls. (“G Day”) is a rite-of-passage event series for girls ages 10 to 12 emphasizing connection, confidence and supportive family relationships at this key “coming of age” life phase. At each G Day event, 250-300 people gather together as a community to welcome and celebrate our girls, letting them know that we value them and are there to support them.
G Day is produced by United Girls of the World Society, a registered non-profit society based in Vancouver. The mission of UGW is to empower girls and women around the world by providing the tools they need to develop positive self-esteem.
Find out more or register on their webiste, or follow them on Twitter @GDayforGirls or on Facebook.

Friday, October 23rd
THESA Conference –
Teachers of Home Economics Specialist Association – THESA is a provincial specialist association of the British Columbia Teachers Federation. Our members are Home Economics educators in British Columbia, Canada, collaborating together for the betterment of individuals, families, and communities! This year’s THESA conference will be held at R.C. Palmer Secondary School in beautiful Richmond, BC, with Ethical Bean Coffee being served hot and fresh thought the day. Learn more on their website or follow the hashtag #THESA2015 on Twitter.

Monday – Friday, October 24 – 30th
HUB’s Bike to Work Week Celebrations – Bike to Work Week – Bike to Work Week is back Oct 26-Nov 1 and we’re giving away tons of great prizes! Register for free to log your trips and be entered to win all sorts of prizes. There are 40+ Bike to Work Week Celebration Stations that await you during the week, from Surrey and Richmond, to Tri-Cities and the North Shore! Get a boost on your ride to work, with free coffee, snacks, maps and bike service. Check out our interactive map to find out where we’ll be! Visit the events webpage, follow them on Twitter or Facebook.

Thursday, October 29th
Project Somos Grand Fiesta –
Project Somos – The Project Somos Village is an eco-sustainable alternative community for at-risk mothers and children. The Village has family homes and an organic farm within the small Kaqchikel community of Chivarabal in the Central Highlands of Guatemala. Project Somos believes that a child’s best chance for happiness and success comes from being raised by his/her own family in a stable supportive environment. As an orphan prevention program, the Village supports widowed and single mothers who are at-risk of losing their children due to poverty and difficult living situations. The village offers a home, education and vocational training to help mothers provide opportunities and a new beginning for their children.
For more information visit the Grand Fiesta page on their website, or follow them on Twitter @ProjectSomos and Facebook.

Thursday, October 29th
11th Annual Reach For The Stars Gala –
Charlford House Society For Women – Since 1970, Charlford House has provided a supportive recovery home for women who are ready to move on from their substance addiction.
Charlford House is a non-profit residence: not an institution. All of our empathetic staff have had personal experience with addiction, but have been clean and sober for a long time. They have all had formal education and training that equips them to help others on the path to recovery.
The women who come to our home are embarking on a journey to recovery, needing the safe and structured support of professional staff and peers. For this reason, we are situated in a family-oriented neighbourhood in Burnaby, British Columbia.
For more information visit the Gala page on their website, or follow them on Twitter @CharlfordHouse and Facebook.

Friday, October 30th
Chasing Sustainability 2015
Commerce Undergraduate Society Sustainability
We are providing coupons for the gift bags that will be handed out at the Chasing Sustainability 2015 event, a student-run business sustainability group within the Commerce Undergraduate Society (CUS), at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business. We strive to educate Sauder students about sustainability and to foster genuine commitment by organizing meaningful events, campaigns, and programs. At CUS Sustainability, we believe that sustainability and business should not be separate entities, as companies around the world are constantly reinventing, innovating, and seeking new ways to make their practices more integrated with sustainability initiatives. Visit the events webpage, follow them on Twitter or Facebook.


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