Bake to Help the BC SPCA

On Monday, February 29th, bake for a difference and help the BC SPCA on National Cupcake Day.

Transform Your Life & Live Out Your Dreams

By Maria Kritikos The inspiration and vision for Lunch With Maria started at the grass roots level and is an idea driven purely from the heart. How could I assemble a group of women together and show them how truly remarkable they were?  I wanted to create a network of powerful, like-minded women who could [...]

A Better World: Playing For Change for Children

If you haven’t already heard about their work, Playing for Change is a “multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music”.  The Playing for Change Foundation also builds music and art schools for children and their communities around the world.  Playing for Change projects have been featured in the film [...]

Canadian Gifts That Give Hope

If you’re heading out this weekend to tackle your Christmas shopping head on, you might come across gift ideas that do double duty by giving hope to others.  Here are a few opportunities which will allow you to purchase a gift and also help a good cause at the same time. If you would like to order some [...]

Back to School Again

Over at CanadianParents.com there is a busy and useful online discussion taking place about back to school topics.  If your children are starting school, you’ll probably have a few questions that you’d like to ask about the new school year routine. If your children are in high school, you’ve probably got the Back to School activities down [...]

Taste of the Holidays at Whole Foods Market

The Crabtree Corner Family Resource Centre is a wonderful and critical programme that meets the needs of families in the downtown eastside of Vancouver – one of Canada’s most impoverished neighbourhood. On their website you will see that they provide a wide range of programmes to help families in need. One of their most important [...]

A Better World:  Helping children in need

Back in March we wrote about a volunteer effort on Vancouver Island that focused on creating packages of supplies, clothing and toys for children living overseas.  The focus at the time was on relief efforts in Haiti, but has since expanded to include other regions of the world.  Much work has been done since this [...]

Pink Power and the Run for the Cure

The CIBC Run for the Cure will take place across Canada this October 3rd in a a location near you.  If you would like to support the work that CIBC does for  breast cancer research, you can celebrate this year’s run by heading to your nearest CIBC branch to see their Run for the Cure [...]

A Better World:  Project Haiti

Immediately after the January 12th, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Vancouver Island residents Al and Shirley discussed several times about what they could do to help a country which they knew was desperately poor and only just starting to recover from decades of horrendous strife, corruption and incredibly inept governance by despots of all stripes. They saw [...]

Daily Dish: Meet Molly and Ming the Twin Moose

While withdrawing money at my local CIBC on Homer street I noticed that the bank was selling stuffed moose as a fundraiser for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.  My gift of choice for Canadian children living overseas has traditionally been a stuffed toy moose. In fact, now that I have children of my own I [...]

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