June 13, 2017

2017's Longest Day fundraiser was a giant success !

It was another successful year!

With the attendance over 110 people, we raised almost $3,000 for the Saint James Music Academy. A special shout out to Tony at Article for getting his company to raise $800 themselves.
Arlene, Dee Dee & Mel were on site to talk a little bit about Saint James Music Academy. SJMA feeds, inspires and provides emotional support for children and young people in "Canada's poorest postal code." It is a great privilege to be able to support this tremendous organization.
It was blue sky with some fast moving clouds for most of the day, a breeze to keep us cool while we ran or walked out the jetty.
Marie, starting things off with a yoga stretch including a Haka (traditional war cry, dance or challenge from the Maori people of New Zealand) She never fails to come up with something fun !

Peter from Globus was the fastest runner this year with a time of 34 minutes, but Duncan & Andrew were quick on his heels. The fastest women was Emma, coming all the way from Squamish for the event. Tony, a new comer took the win for the fastest walker with a time of 48 minutes.
Last year we introduced the "Team Spirit" award. The number of entries more than double in attendance. The "Outsetters" took first place with their matching palm palm headbands, but we couldn't just have one winner. The "Wander Women" were also given a prize with their matching tiara's and playful flying along the walk. 
The wildest hat is always a very hard prize to pick, each year the hats get better. Kevin took the win with his snaky hat. But the Hershey's Kiss, and the mad hatter were close seconds.

A special thanks to all the 2017 sponsors. (Listing above)
It was another year of great success, and we already planning 2018 !
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~ Colleen .

February 2, 2017

Thanks from Covenant House

We got this in the mail today !

January 24, 2017

Thanks from the Food Bank

We got this in the mail today, it's a cute way to say thanks !

November 23, 2016

2016 Holiday Charities

For every chocolate given out during the 2016 holiday season,  $1 will be donated to the agents Vancouver Downtown Eastside charity.
These are the charities we will be supporting in 2016:

Saint James Music Academy believes in social transformation through the power and love of music. Through the inspiration and joy of collaborative music making within the framework of their orchestras and choirs. They give young people of the Downtown Eastside the opportunity to explore their creative potential, gain self-confidence, get an academic head start, and become role models within their families and community.

W.I.S.H. is a foundation that helps increase the health, safety and well-being of women involved in the survival sex trade in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES). Women come to W.I.S.H. to attend to their basic needs. A hot meal, showers, clothing or referrals for health care, shelter and detox support.

Downtown Eastside Women's Centre: Provides basic needs and helps make a positive change for women and children of the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.

October 28, 2016

Food Bank Friday's

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is suffering from a historical low this year. So for the month of October The Travel Group's Friday #WineDown's money will go towards The Vancouver Food Bank.

“For every dollar that’s donated to the food bank, we can convert it to nearly three times its value.”
~ With Files from Linda Aylesworth
(global news interview)

BT Vancouver, December 2013

October 22, 2016

End of the season Golf Tournament

We wrap up another year (2016) with another fundraising golf tournament. 

Get a hole in one !

September 24, 2016

Tourism Australia hosts Friday #WIneDown

It's not all work and no play !

This week we had Tourism Australia in conjunction with South Australia Tourism sponsor our Friday #WineDown.

They held a 30 minute learning session all about Australia, including Ultimate Winery Experiences followed by #WineDown with the tastes of Australia to help raise money for the Vancouver Downtown Eastside.

Thank you to Michael & Lea-Ann for hosting.