December 2016 Community Events

Brrr, baby, it’s cold outside, but inside hearts are warm and overflowing with joy. Come help us celebrate the season of giving at these great events around town.

Thursday, December 1st
Flip Side: Annual FundraiserDocumentary Media Society – The society 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.DOXA’S annual fundraiser will take place on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at the historic Ironworks building (Alexander & Main). Each year we welcome over 200 guests to participate in our silent auction, and to enjoy live music, film projections and refreshments with us. Our fundraiser is a terrific way and to bring together our friends and supporters for an evening of fun and celebration of the art of documentary.
Twitter: @DOXAFestival
Facebook: DOXAfestival

Friday, December 2nd
Hubbub #7CityStudio Vancouver – CityStudio is an innovation hub inside City Hall where university students, city staff, and community members co-create projects to make Vancouver more livable, joyful and sustainable. HUBBUB is our event hosted in the City Hall every semester to showcase students’ projects, facilitate dialogue and collaboration among students, faculty, City staff and community leaders to discuss the future of Vancouver.
Twitter: @citystudiovan
Facebook: CityStudioVancouver

Friday to Sunday, December 2nd – 4th
TOQUE: Western Front’s Annual Fundraiser & Craft Fair Western Front Society – Established in 1973, Western Front is one of Canada’s leading artist-run centres for contemporary art and new music. We produce and present visual art, exhibitions, new music concerts and workshops, media-art residencies, performance art and other artist-driven initiatives.
Toque, Western Front’s Annual Fundraiser and Craft Fair, takes place Dec 2-4 at the Western Front (303 E. 8th Ave). Curated by the Western Front, this year’s fair is a showcase of 27+ Vancouver-based artists and designers with wares ranging from textiles, ceramics and jewellery, to books, bags and candles. Proceeds support Western Front’s year-round art and music programs.
Opening night is Friday Dec 2nd from 6-10pm and the fair continues Dec 3rd and 4th from 11am-5pm.
Twitter: @western_front
Facebook: Western-Front

Friday, December 2nd
Recycling Awareness EventBCIT Sustainability Initiative – The BCIT Sustainability Initiative’s mission is to inspire small changes across campus as stewards of environmental and social responsibility while encouraging conscious living, creative problem-solving, and teamwork within BCIT and the greater community.
This recycling awareness event will teach students at BCIT how to recycle coffee cups into the proper containers. The paper cup, plastic lid and cardboard sleeve can all be recycled at BCIT and according to BCIT statistics from the Ecological Footprint Assessment, 17,000 disposable cups are thrown away each week! We are hoping to bring awareness to the students by having them participate in a recycling game where they have to sort different types of recyclables. When participants are successful in the game, they can enter their names into a draw to win 1 of 3 reusable coffee mugs.
Twitter: @SustainableBCIT
Facebook: BCITSustainability

Monday, December 5th
The Door is Open BBQMindset Social Innovation Foundation – We are mandated to conduct research into the observance of human rights, and to ensure our findings are creatively distributed to the public through a variety of media for maximum impact. We are also mandated to support the efforts of social innovators: those developing and implementing solutions to create more equitable and just systems.
This event is a bi-annual BBQ served at The Door is Open to provide a nutritious meal to the Downtown Eastside Community.

Thursday, December 8th
Outreach ChristmasThe Society To End Homelessness in Burnaby – Working together to End Homelessness in Burnaby.
Twitter: @BurnabyHomeless
Facebook: Burnaby Homeless

Thursday, December 8th
CONNECT: Catalyzing a Social MovementThe Leverage Lab – Do you see yourself actively involved in the front lines of an organisation seeking to help residents in the lower mainland foster a greater sense of CONNECTION and BELONGING? If so, we are inviting YOU to:
ENGAGE around the common goal of increasing social connections and
BUILD MOMENTUM to reach this goal through collaboration and leadership
INSPIRE by sharing your initiatives, research and current practices to increase our collective impact and enable greater positive change
Over the past several years, social connection has been a recurring topic of interest for many local governments and agencies in the region. There is a strong interest in knowing more about the current state of activity relating to social connection, and how this impacts communities across the region. In response, the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Coastal Health and Metro Vancouver have collaborated to bring you CONNECT, an action-oriented forum exploring the impact our built and social environment can have on social connections.
Twitter: @TheLeverageLab
Facebook: strategiesforthefuture


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