December 18, 2012

Grand Cariboo Opry, 7th Annual

Each year a group of us enjoy a night of entertainment  with Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts & Guests at The Grand Cariboo Opry

Originally starting in the basement of a church where people would squeeze in the church pews for a night of entertainment. The Opry has now outgrown that location and are now on their 7th year and filling up the Vogue Theathre !

This annual fundraiser is in support of the Potluck CafĂ© Society, who are residents of the Vancouver downtown Eastside and this year rasied over $38,000!!

See you next year !


December 6, 2012

2012 Christmas Charities

There are so many charities in Vancouver and around the world it is very hard to pick one. Most people choose their charity based on someone they knew who was affected by an illness or something that is close to their heart. At The Travel Group we like to support local charities, and with majority of our employee's growing up in the Vancouver area we feel it is important to help those in our neighbourhood.

We continually fundraise throughout the year with our weekly "Friday wine down,"  "Jean's Day" and one of our biggest fundraisers is our annual event "The Longest Day of the Year."

This year we have picked 2 charities to concentrate on:

Potluck Cafe Society provides training and employment to residents of the Downtown Eastside with multiple barriers to employment. They also serve nearly 30,000 nutritious meals every year to community residents.

WISH, Operated by women for the exclusive use of female sex trade workers. A registered non-profit society that furnishes a variety of services within a nurturing and non-judgmental environment. WISH offers on-site showering facilities, dispensing of hygiene items & clothing, nursing care, and a detox centre among other things.