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The world’s on the brink of one of the worst famines in modern history, with 20 million people at risk of starvation in the Horn of Africa – 10 million of which are children. South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria are all at risk of disaster, and it doesn’t really seem like the world has […]

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We’ve talked to a lot of community leaders over the past year who deal with international issues both at home and abroad everyday. We can learn from each one of these extraordinary people but today we’ve gathered just a few stand out thoughts that can be applied to the current global political situation. We can’t […]

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Four years ago, friends David Barnett and Chris Brandt realized that participating in the Music Therapy Ride wasn’t exactly the best event for two guys without motorcycles. But they still wanted to do something to support the therapy that they believed in. After a series of aspirational conversations, David made time in his busy schedule […]

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It was a night of serious fun that did some serious good. On Wednesday, October 21, hundreds of the Vancouver tech community’s finest packed out the Imperial Theatre to do what they do best – consume craft beer, wear short shorts, play ping pong, and make the world a little bit better. Techpong 2015 Raises […]

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It’s the calm before the storm at the narrow annex of Queen Alexandra Elementary School. Volunteers scurry around to get the last bags lined up on the long school tables. Each plastic bag contains an assortment of food items: canned tuna, ready-made meals, apple juice and fresh fruit. “We have Backpack Buddies today”, a loudspeaker […]

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If you’ve recently visited the Vancouver Aquarium, the Central Library or strolled along the False Creek seawall, you probably came across a scenario like this: a brightly painted piano played by a random stranger surrounded by a small crowd of bystanders tapping their feet to the rhythm. What you stumbled upon is Vancouver’s latest public piano […]

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The #BuckUp Campaign At A Glance Now in its second year, Whitecaps FC’s #BuckUp for Mental Health campaign presented by Desjardins Insurance launched on May 19, 2015, and culminated at the ‘Caps match on May 30. On match day, fans were asked to “Buck Up” and donate $1 to show solidarity for homeless youth in Vancouver. With the help of their fans, Whitecaps FC raised $21,385 in support of Covenant House Vancouver. […]