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Engaging in charitable initiatives at work can be a win for everyone involved. Consumers want to do business with companies that care and potential employees want to work with them. And by fundraising together for causes they care about, employees get to know each other better and become more invested in their workplace. One of […]

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It was its first time going to bat with employee giving, and Kent Employment Law scored a win. The Vancouver-based law firm turned its annual summer picnic and outing to a Vancouver Canadians baseball game into an opportunity to fundraise for three charities its staff wanted to support. And the results were game-changing. We spoke […]

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As a former youth pastor and Youth with a Mission (YWAM) team member, Landry McAllister had undertaken humanitarian work in more than two dozen countries around the world. So when he found himself working as a server and shift leader at Joey Restaurant in Vancouver’s Bentall Centre, the idea of doing a food-focused mission trip […]

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In the midst of one of the driest summers in the Canadian Prairies in 68 years of record keeping, water conservation has become a serious issue both here in Canada and around the world. California is four years into the worst drought it’s experienced in centuries, a “megadrought” that could last 30 years, according to […]

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On June 24, 600 cheering spectators were treated to a sight not often seen in Vancouver tech circles: their fearless (and fearsome) colleagues decked out in spandex, sequins and satin on stage to showcase their not-so-hidden talents. Nineteen tech companies and their supporters gathered at Fivesixty Nightclub to lip synch their hearts out and raise […]

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Competition is heating up for Tech’s Got Talent, a Vancouver tech sector fundraising event co-hosted by Chimp and Plenty of Fish. Twenty tech companies have signed up to take their best talent out of the office and put them in the spotlight where they’ll lip synch their hearts out for a good cause. Each participating […]

TechPong brought Vancouver's tech sector together for charity
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It was a night to remember for Vancouver’s tech sector, or, in the words of one tech company CEO, “the best Vancouver tech event I’ve ever been to!” (Thanks Ryan Holmes!) With more than 350 attendees, 4 hours of heated ping pong matches, dozens of photo booth pics, jenga, beer pong, wine pulling, and, of course, […]

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Since late August, 18 Vancouver tech companies have been sharpening their ping pong skills in preparation for an epic tournament in the name of a good cause. The cause? Downtown Eastside charities working to alleviate poverty. The event? TechPong. Ready, Set, Serve! On October 1, TechPong – a ping pong tournament with purpose launched by […]