December 25, 2013

Happy Holidays from The Travel Group

   Printing and postage costs saved through this e-card have been donated to our charities.

December 11, 2013

Happy Holiday's from all of us at The Travel Group

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.
Every agent can choose any of the charities in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside, there are many to pick from, but this year we all seemed to concentrated on 3. For each chocolate that we hand out this year a $1 is going to donated to their charity of choice.
Covenant House provides essential services for homeless and runaway youth aged 16-24.
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.
Throughout the year we are continually fundraising 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."

November 15, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan

Today we are wearing RED to support those who have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan. With each piece of clothing
The Travel Group is donating $5.

Also all of our fundraising money from our
Thursday office yoga, and Friday wine-down is being donated to those in need.

September 27, 2013

Mixology contest

It was a Friday afternoon of laughs and creativity while 3 teams competed to create 5 different drinks all using the ingredient
"Red Essence, Tomato Juice Beverage"

Only $1 to taste and
all proceeds will go to the Vancouver Downtown East Side.

With a unanimous vote from the tasters
" The Groupie "
Was announced as the best mixed drink.


September 13, 2013

Back to School

It's Back to School and we're helping kids go back in style.

Supporting the Salvation Army with the "Backpack & School Supply Drive" we donate kids back packs full of supplies (note books, pencils, crayons of all colours & paints) to help them get their school year started off right.

August 19, 2013

Golf Tournament to raise some funds...

The Travel Group has donated a suitcase full of Golf trinkets as a door prize for a client’s annual golfing fundraising tournament.

Good Luck!

August 14, 2013

Pirate Pak Day

Today is Pirate Pak Day…and it isn’t just for kids!


For every Pirate Pak White Spot sells, $2 will go to the Zajac Ranch for Children – a BC based summer camp that brings joy to children with serious medical conditions.


August 2, 2013

Raising money for Oceanside hospice Society

Out clients are at it again!  Fundraising for the Qualicum Beach Oceanside hospice Society.
The Travel Group has donated a suitcase door prices with trinkets for the silent auction to help them reach their goal.

June 28, 2013

Southern Alberta has been hard hit by disastrous flooding

In last weeks flooding hundreds of homes and businesses have been severely damaged or completely destroyed. The heartbreak and financial hardship this is causing to so many Albertans right now is beyond belief.

Every little bit helps and this week for our Friday Wine Down we will be taking all donation and sending them to the Red Cross Alberta Floods Fund.

June 17, 2013

Longest Day of the Year Fundraiser - 5th Annual

The sun shone on us again this year. We were blessed and know that one day we won't be so lucky with the weather.

A new exciting venue was picked, mainly because of the insane parking prices last year. We set up for our 5th Annual Longest Day Fundraiser on the lovely Iona Jetty, Richmond. We picked this location, because of the view of open ocean. Which you can see from the beach as well as the 4km Jetty. Amazing bird life all around, dogs are welcome and free parking !

More pictures can be view at:
Thank you to everyone who attending in supporting
The Travel Group and the Vancouver Downtown East Side
with our 5th annual event.

Unfortunaly this year Marie from Insight toWellness was not able to give us our pre-race stretch, but we hope she will be able to join us next year.
Zahida was the first to cross the finish line after an 8km run.

Followed very quickly by our fastest walker, Carol.
It was the longest walk event we've done at 5 km

This year we had the most consistence enter for Sexy Shorts!
Karen took the prize again with her sexy coral shorts.
Nicole took the runner up prize with her
psychedelic black and white shorts

Thank you to everyone who attending in supportingThe Travel Group and the Vancouver Downtown East Side
with our 5th annual event.
Mark your calendars for next year - June 22nd 2014
With a prize for "Best Hat"

June 15, 2013

Air Canada introduces new menus

Thank you to Edna with Air Canada, and Jason with Australian Pacific Touring (APT) for being our flight attendants, while having a little bit of fun at our Friday wine down.

May 10, 2013

Golf Tournament for Mesothelioma

Our clients are at it again! 
The BCICA (British Columbia Insulation Contractors Association) 6th Annual Golf Tournament will be held on May 31st 2013. The Travel Group does not have any avid golfers to put up to the golfing challenge so we support with a door prize of a suitcase full of trinkets for the silent auction.

Last year the event raised more than $41,000 and a presentation of $100,000 was made to the BC Cancer Control Agency. The $100,00 will fund an early Pre-Screening CT Scan Study. It is hoped that pre-screening will lead to earlier discovery and provide better treatment options to those at risk of developing Mesothelioma.

April 26, 2013

A new member of Crush Club

The Travel Group is now a member of Tinhorn Creek Crush Club. Straight from the shipping box into the refriderator the whites went. Ready to be sampled at our Friday Wine Downs. This week the Gewurztraminer and 2Bench Rose. The Rose was a big hit !

Each week for only a $1 donation come sample wines with us, all money raised goes to the Vancouver Downtown Eastside.

Contact your Travel Agenc for more details.

April 5, 2013

House Cheese

Another week for an afternoon Friday wine down with The Travel Group
Raising money for the Vancouver Downtown East side.
The house cheese (right) Le Dauphin
For only a $1 donation come sample the lovely cheese and wines with us.
Contact your Travel Agent for details.

March 8, 2013

Friday Wine Down, Thanks Rob

We are still at it !

Each week The Travel Group raises money for the Vancouver Downtown Eastside, it only costs a $1 donation to sample the lovely cheese and wines. 

This week we enjoyed some Wild Smokeye Salmon with our Cheese - YUM !

Email your travel agent for more details.

February 20, 2013

Have you ever been to the Wild Wild West

Now is your chance. Enjoy a night of cowboys and cowgirls while raising money for
 Our Lady of the Assumption School, the school of Colleen's neice, at their  trivia night.

The Travel Group has donate sever trinket for table door prizes.
Also prizes for costumes, a live auction and raffle. 
Get out and enjoy the night Wild West Style !