10 Charitable Events to Attend in BC this Fall

As we say goodbye to summer, we welcome the beautiful changes the Autumn season brings in to our lives. We’ve compiled a list of charitable events so that you can make a difference in your community this Fall.

September Events:

1. Schoolyard Harvest Dinner

What: An enchanting evening with a multi-course meal created by Chef Juno Kim. Drinks provided by by 33 Acres Brewing, and local ingredients sourced from schoolyard farms, local farmers, and Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fisheries. Ticket sales support Fresh Roots: a local non-profit society that cultivates gardens and programs to promote healthy eating, ecological stewardship, and community celebration.

When: Saturday, September 9

Where: Fresh Roots’ Schoolyard Farm, David Thompson Secondary School, 1755 East 55th Avenue

More information: Find event details and purchase tickets here.

2. Walk For the Kitties

What: A 5K walk in support of the Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue (VOKRA). All proceeds go towards funding the rescue of more than 1,400 cats and kittens in Vancouver each year.

When: September 17

Where: Jericho Beach

More information: Register online and/or donate here.

3. Hope Couture

What: An elegant luncheon fundraiser in support of Preventing Women’s Reproductive Cancers at the BC Cancer Agency. Includes a silent auction reception, live auction, raffle, gourmet lunch, and a fashion show by local boutiques Bacci’s and Boboli.

When: September 20

Where: Rocky Mountaineer Station, 1755 Cottrell Street

More Information: For information on ticket sales, please contact Dana Arsenault at 604.675.8261 or dana.arsenault@bccancer.bc.ca.

4. BGIS Vancouver Charity Casino

What: A 007 themed evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, gambling, and bidding in support of Covenant House: a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing food, shelter, guidance, and support to keep Vancouver’s youth off the streets.

When: Friday, September 29

Where: Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference – Grand Villa Casino, 4331 Dominion Avenue

More Information: Find event details and purchase tickets online here.

5. Canuck Place Adventure Race

What: A bike, run, and obstacle course in support of the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. All fitness levels and ages welcome!

When: Sunday, September 17

Where: Jericho Beach Park East

More Information: Find event details and register here.

October Events:

6. Granville Island Turkey Trot

What: A 10K run from Granville Island to Island Park Walk in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.

When: Monday, October 9, 8:30am

Where:  Granville Island, Vancouver BC

More Information: Find race details and register online here.

7. SPLASH

What: Arts Umbrella’s signature Art Auction and Fundraiser featuring work from local artists and inspiring student performances.

When: Saturday, October 14, 6:00pm

Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 W Georgia St.

More Information: Find event details and purchase tickets here.

8. 9th Annual Evening of Artists

What: A celebration of diversity through music, food and visual art. This event will support Shanti Uganda’s work with maternal, infant, and teen health in East Africa.

When: Thursday, October 19, 6:00pm -10:00pm

Where: Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street

More Information: Find event details and purchase tickets here.

9. Little Black Dress Gala, Autumn 2017

What: A glamorous evening of jazz, ballet, opera, and philanthropy in support of the Help Change my City Alliance (HCMC Alliance ). This organization provides youth and women access to mentorship programs.

When: Friday, October 20

Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 W Georgia St.

More Information: Find event details and purchase tickets here.

November Events:

10. Inspiration Gala

What: A black tie event hosted by the BC Cancer Foundation in support of the Hereditary Cancer Program at the BC Cancer Agency. This evening of elegance will include a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, entertainment, raffle, live auction, and silent auction.

When: Saturday, November 4

Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 W Georgia St.

More Information: Find event details and information on how to purchase tickets here.

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