Spring is in the air which means it’s the perfect time to refresh and re-focus on personal and philanthropic growth. Start the season off right with these 10 charitable events:

May Events

1. Workout to Conquer Cancer

What: Whether you run, walk, bike, hike, box, stretch, or dance, Workout to Conquer Cancer presented by RYU Apparel challenges you to get moving every day for the month of May. Join hundreds of British Columbians and break a sweat while fundraising in support of critical cancer research and enhancements to care at BC Cancer.

When: May 1 – 28, 2018

More Information: Register as an individual, form a team, or join a team here.


2. Covenant House Sleep Out To Support Homeless Youth: Mothers or Daughters Vancouver

What: Sleep Out Mothers or Daughters is a specific call to action for women to spend one night sleeping on the street to raise funds to support the Covenant House Street Outreach Program.

When: May 3, 2018, 7:30pm to 6:00am

Where: 575 Drake Street

More Information: Register as an individual, join a team, or start a team here.


3. BMO Vancouver Marathon Street Festival

What: Near the Finish Line, runners, supporters, and spectators can find entertainment, Kids’ Zone, food sampling as Hastings Street turns into a family-friendly Street Festival on race day. The Street Festival builds on the spirit of celebration that Vancouverites experienced during the Olympics.

When: May 6, 2018, 8:30AM-3:30PM

Where: West Hastings Street between Bute and Burrard Street


4. InWithForwardHQ Studio Open House


What: InWithForward is opening up their studio during Vancouver Design Week. Learn more about Social Design and behavior change frameworks.

When: May 7, 2018

Where: 790 E 14th Ave

More Information: RSVP and find event details here.


5. Definitely Not a Gala! Annual Help CLICK Kids Fundraising Event

What: Come casual and bid on some fantastic silent auction items while feasting on gourmet delights. Donations will go towards supporting Vancouver’s inner city kids.

When: May 10, 2018

Where: Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athletes Way

More Information: Find more information and get your tickets here.


6. Rare – 15th Annual Ignite Hope Gala

What: Look forward to a spectacular evening hosted by the Canadian MPS Society in the unique and beautiful surroundings of The Vancouver Club where you will be treated to a delicious three-course dinner and wines. Enjoy music and dance entertainment, bid on unusual live and silent auction items, participate in fun games and raffles, learn from some interesting and enlightening speakers and videos, and meet and get to know some RARE and very special MPS families.

When: May 26, 2018

Where: The Vancouver Club, 915 West Hastings Street

More Information: Tickets available via Eventbrite.


7. Groundswell Test Market Kick-off Weekend

What: Gain practical business skills while testing and refining your product in the Groundswell TEST MARKET (and making sales!), taking your business to Granville Island and bustling street festivals in Vancouver.

When: May 25 -26, 2018

Where: Triangle Square, Granville Island

More Information: Find program details and hours of operation here.


June Events

8. 13th Annual Heart of Gold Gala

What: Join Jennifer Rainnie, 2018 Heart of Gold Gala Chair and Joannie Rochette, 2010 Olympic Bronze Medallist and 2018 Heart of Gold Gala Honorary Chair, for a New Orleans inspired evening of live music, dancing, entertainment and cuisine in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

When: June 1, 2018

Where: Parq Vancouver, 39 Smithe St, Vancouver Grand Ballroom

More Information: Purchase a table or donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada here.


9. Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland Spring Lunch

What: Join Big Sisters and author of “Canada 150 Women” Paulina Cameron at the annual Big Sisters Spring Lunch.  Celebrate the impact mentorship has on young, vulnerable girls to achieve more and be a part of changing girls’ lives for the better. The program will include a champagne cocktail reception, a 3-course meal, and an exciting raffle.

When: June 8, 2018

Where:  Sutton Place Hotel 845 Burrard Street

More Information: View the full program and reserve tickets here.


10. The Digital Nonprofit Conference

What: The fourth annual The Digital Nonprofit conference is specifically designed to help nonprofits and charities learn about the models and tools needed for digital transformation. The event will include case studies from nonprofits who will share the online tactics they’re using to truly engage with their members as well as presentations by guest experts.

When: June 11, 2018

Where: Roundhouse Community & Recreation Centre

More Information: Tickets available via Eventbrite here.

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