February 2016 Community Events

Wednesday, February 3rd
Signature conference: Limitless
UBC Social Enterprise Club – Limitless is a conference designed for UBC students to learn more about social entrepreneurship from successful social entrepreneurs through a speaker series and a networking session. The speakers are new and successful social entrepreneurs who would share their experiences and talk about the obstacles they faced when building their enterprise. In the networking session, students will have the opportunity to network with other business professionals who are also successful social entrepreneurs. We’re proud that Ethical Bean coffee will be fuelling great entrepreneurs and upcoming entrepreneurs at the conference. Learn more about upcoming events by following them on Twitter @secatubc or liking them on Facebook.

Thursday, February 11th
First Call Fundraising Gala with Trevor Linden – First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition – First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition is a non-partisan coalition of over 95 provincial and regional organizations who have united their voices to put children and youth first in BC through public education, community mobilization and public policy advocacy.
The First Call Fundraising Gala will be held on February 11, 2016 at Fraserview Hall in Vancouver. We’re excited to announce that Trevor Linden will be joining us in celebrating young people and advocates working to improve our foster care system. We are thrilled to be partnering with the Vancouver Foundation’s Fostering Change initiative and the Trevor Linden Foundation to highlight this important issue. You can find more info at www.firstcallbc.org/gala.
Our previous galas have drawn more than 500 people from a range of sectors with an interest in the well-being of children and youth, including the arts, health, education, social services, academia, labour, government and business. Raising money for public policy advocacy work is a challenge. All of the funds raised at our gala go toward our work to put BC’s children and youth first, including such initiatives as the Child Poverty Report Card, so bid generously on all items, including an Ethical Bean Giftpack. Follow First Call on Twitter @firstcallbc or on Facebook for more information or to learn about upcoming events.

Friday, February 12th
3rd Annual Sexual and Reproductive Health Day Breakfast
Options for Sexual Health –  Sexual and Reproductive Health Day (SRH Day), held annually on February 12, is a national event intended to raise awareness of sexual and reproductive health issues and reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections. February 12, 2016 will be the 13th Annual Sexual and Reproductive Health Day as established by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Opt will celebrate SRH Day with our 3rd Annual SRH Day Breakfast. Every year, Opt identifies a Sexual Health Champion worthy of recognition for outstanding contributions in sexual health.
Delicious breakfast, enticing door prizes (including an Ethical Bean Coffee giftpack), and of course, an organization and cause that you are passionate about — what could be better? Tickets are available now. Join us on February 12th to celebrate Sexual and Reproductive Health Day 2016! Learn more about this organization on their website, or follow them on Twitter or Facebook.

Friday, February 12th-14th
Crazy 8s Film Competition 2016 –
Crazy8s Film Society – Crazy8s is an 8 day filmmaking challenge that provides funding and support to emerging filmmakers to help them produce a short film. —– Crazy8s is run by the Crazy8s Film Society, a not-for-profit society. It was created to foster support for emerging filmmakers who have little or no access to funding for short films.
Our film is called “I Love you So Much It’s Killing Them”
“A pitch-black comedy about Vivian, a lonely serial killer whose three loves in life are; math, accounting, and killing random people. This all changes when she meets the handsome Alex, a colleague at the company where she works. Now Vivian has a new lease on life and a new reason to commit her gruesome acts: she does it for Alex. But what happens when Vivian discovers that he might not be worth the effort?” Learn more about this Crazy8s Film Society on their website, or “like” their page on Facebook.

Sunday, February 14th
Blue Grass Brunch in Support of Thank Dog I am Out –
Thank Dog I am Out – “To Save as Many Dogs as Possible”. On Valentine’s Day The Yale will be hosting an event in support of Thank Dog I am Out. A local charity dedicated to rescuing as many dogs as possible and connecting them to a loving furrever home.
A live band will be rocking “The Yale” for “Blue Grass Brunch” February 14th from 10am to 1pm and there will be many great door prizes, including an Ethical Bean giftpack! Visit Thank Dog I am Out’s website, or like their page on Facebook to find out more or how you can donate.

Tuesday, February 16th
23rd Annual JCC Sports Dinner
Jewish Community Centre – The mission of the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver is to provide leadership in cultural, recreational, educational and social activates enabling individuals and families to achieve and enhance a positive identification with Jewish life and Israel and to develop good citizenship and a sense of community. Bid generously on the Ethical Bean Coffee giftpack during the silent auction. Follow JCC on Twitter or Facebook to learn more.

Friday, February 26th
Family Movie Night –
Douglas Elementary School – Sir James Douglas Mission Statement: Our students are challenged to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be socially responsible members of a diverse multi-cultural society. Our community is working together to create a safe, courteous and respectful environment where all students are encouraged to develop their individual potential and to become life-long learners.
Event Description: We host an annual Family Movie Night and Silent Auction each year that is attended by the children and their families approx. 500 people. We have a silent auction and sell food, drinks, Ethical Bean coffee and treats, to raise funds to support cultural performances, field trip opportunities and educational experiences. Look for an Ethical Bean Coffee giftpack in the auction. Visit Douglas Elementary’s Wordpress blog to learn more.

Friday, February 26th
Selkirk Royale
Lord Selkirk School – Look for an Ethical Bean Coffee giftpack in the Selkirk Royale silent auction, raising money for much needed technology.

Friday – Sunday February 26-28th
Adult Skills Training Weekend
Girl Guides of Canada – Guiders get together to learn from experienced camp staff. Adult Skills Training Weekend is for Unit Guiders who have some experience running programs, but want to practice and play before going out with their unit as well as get qualifications for facilitation.

Monday, February 29th
The ArtStarts Showcase and Conference
ArtSarts in Schools – The ArtStarts Showcase and Conference is Western Canada’s most important performing arts showcase and conference for school and community arts programmers interested in booking performances for young audiences.
From dancers and storytellers to musicians and theatre groups, the range of performing artists presented at the ArtStarts Showcase and Conference always proves to be diverse, engaging and of the highest calibre.
Conceived over 20 years ago by a group of educators, the ArtStarts Showcase and Conference (formerly called ArtScan) has evolved in response to the needs of young people’s arts programming. Go to this exciting event, support the arts, and you just might win an Ethical Bean Coffee giftpack as a door prize. Win/win/win!
Learn more by following them on Twitter @ArtStarts or on their Facebook page.

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