Tuesday, Mar 3rd
Life Without Limits Gala – Cerebral Palsy Association of BC – CPABC provides support, education, and information throughout BC for people living with CP and other disabilities. The Life Without Limits Gala is an opportunity to celebrate our accomplishments and be a supportive part of the vision that CPABC holds for the future. Proceeds go to fund our programs and services, such as Dance Without Limits, Yoga Therapy, workshops and training, support and referrals.
Friday – Sunday, March 4th – 6th
Barry Naimark Charity Skins Bonspiel – Vancouver Curling Club – Mission Statement: The Vancouver Curling Club is a community facility that welcomes the public for curling and social activities. Vision Statement: The Vancouver Curling Club will ensure its long-term viability by growing its membership, building active and diverse partnerships and by providing an enjoyable curling experience.
Event: The 2016 Barry Naimark Charity Skins Bonspiel is an opportunity for our Club and its members to the use the power of sport and our community to contribute to a local charity where we feel we can make a significant impact. We expect 128 curlers plus family and friends to attend the event. We are supporting the St. James Music Academy that allows Vancouver’s inner-city children access to musical programs, both after school and via outreach programs.
Monday – Tuesday, March 7th – 8th
The Sauder Summit – The Sauder Summit – Spreading awareness and educating young individuals about social entrepreneurship. 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.
Wednesday, March 9th
Community BBQ in the Park – Mindset Foundation – Mindset Social Innovation Foundation is a registered Canadian charity founded in 2006. We are mandated to conduct research into the observance of human rights, and to ensure our findings are creatively distributed to the innovators: those developing and implementing solutions to create more equitable and just systems.
The Door Is Open: The Door Is Open is a drop in centre located at 255 Dunlevy Avenue, in the heart of East Vancouver. The Centre supports the needs of hundreds of less fortunate people in the downtown east side. Many of our guests have compounding difficulties such as drug and alcohol addiction, physical and mental handicaps as well as maturing life stages and many other impairments.
Community BBQ: As the annual Downtown Eastside BBQ that we hold in December was such a success, we are planning on doing it again on Wednesday, March 9th! This time, we would like to give our kids a chance to become involved in their community by having them work together to make and serve burgers during a time when The Door Is Open needs food donations more than any other time of year. Ethical Bean coffee will also be served along with the great food.
March 11th – 26th
Little Miss Glitz – Too Fly Productions Society – Little Miss Glitz is an original jukebox musical parody of child beauty pageants set to some of the biggest pop hits of the past 30 years.
The musical sets the questionable beauty standards and parenting practices of hit reality TV’s Toddlers and Tiaras to music in a high-energy musical with a twist: there is no scripted winner. Each night, a panel of judges pulled from the audience will determine who wins, leaving the cast to improvise the end of the show.
Adding to this element of surprise is a heartwarming story of Isabella Connor, a frumpy and impressionable 7-year-old played by Paige Fraser, as she navigates through the world of child beauty pageants. While at first pageants seem like a fun way to dress up, have fun and get a foot in the door of stardom, Isabella soon discovers that the cutthroat world of pageants takes no prisoners. You have to fight to survive.
Shocking, heartwarming, and uncompromisingly funny, Little Miss Glitz promises to take you on a musical adventure like you’ve never seen before.
GO GLITZ OR GO HOME!
Friday, March 11
2016 Equality Breakfast – West Coast LEAF – West Coast LEAF is the only organization in BC dedicated to promoting women’s equality through the law. West Coast LEAF and our sister organization LEAF National have helped bring about some of the most important victories for women in Canada: safe access to reproductive rights; fair workplace standards; fair separation agreements; “no means no” in sexual assault; the right to be free of sexual harassment from landlords, and more. We’ve been working since 1985 to end discrimination against women through BC-based equality rights litigation, law reform, and public legal education.
Each year, we host the Equality Breakfast to raise funds for our upcoming projects, honour International Women’s Day,and thank our donors and sponsors for the important role they play in our continued success. The 29th Annual Equality Breakfast is to be held on Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.
Saturday, March 12th
Limitless – UBC Social Enterprise Club – Spreading awareness and educating young individuals about social entrepreneurship. 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.
Saturday – Sunday, March 19th – 20th
Anatomy Trains Workshop – EP Strength & Conditioning – Our EP slogan is: Move better. Feel better. Live better.
Thomas Myers’ Anatomy Trains for Movement and Fitness Professionals by Presented by Sherri Leigh Iwaschuk: ”Movement, Stability, Coordination – get your anatomy in motion!” Being fit means different things to different people. For some it’s living the BC life, snowboarding and mountain biking in the same day, never tiring of fresh air and fresh tracks. For others it’s the ability to keep up to a busy and demanding schedule with energy left at the end of the day to enjoy the life they work for. And for some it’s seeking to build a positive relationship of trust and confidence with their body.
Regardless of how you view fitness and where you wish to see yourself on that continuum, having a place to go to that provides a positive and motivating environment is vital to successfully reaching your goals. It’s our experience that the changes that come from the gym have a compounding positive effect in people’s everyday lives. With this in mind we aim to make the gym a place that promotes growth and confidence as well as strength.
This has led to our core philosophy and served as a guide to building our very own training system. We developed this system by borrowing the belting system from martial arts and combining it with our knowledge of sports science and combined coaching experience. This concept has evolved into a seven tiered training system, each level encompassing its own philosophy, techniques and exercises to guide your journey from novice to expert.
Thursday, March 31st
WalkAbout 2016 – UBC Faculty of Education – Walkabout is an annual 9-week health and wellbeing challenge promoting regular exercise in social settings. Designed and launched in 2005 by Dr. Joy Butler, Faculty of Education UBC, this year, Walkabout is partnering with UBC Recreation and UBC Human Resources to celebrate the UBC Centennial and the Faculty of Education’s Year of Alumni. Everyone is welcome to create teams of five and compete in walking the distance of the virtual route, commemorating The Great Trek.