Volunteer at the Vancouver BC SPCA

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Image courtesy of Kathleen Tyler Conklin | Flickr.com

If you’ve always wanted a dog or cat, but you’ve never wanted to deal with the commitment than comes with owning an animal, the BC SPCA has the perfect solution for you. This year, why not spend some of your extra time volunteering at your local shelter to earn some valuable karma points and give some companionship to some cute cats, puppies or other smaller animals.

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Volunteer at the Vancouver BC SPCA

5 Vancouver-Specific New Year’s Resolutions to Make for 2014

new years resolutions vancouver

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It’s always fun to make your New Year’s Resolutions, but usually they don’t end up being very fun or lasting very long. Going to the gym gets a bit tired after the second week, and giving up the sauce never seems to stick.

That’s why, this year we’re giving you 5 Vancouver-specific resolutions that will be easy to keep and fun to do! So this year, forget about those five extra pounds that you’ll “swear you’ll lose this year”. Take some time to explore the city and expand your horizons while having a good time (hopefully)!

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5 Vancouver-Specific New Year’s Resolutions to Make for 2014

Volunteer in Vancouver this Christmas Season

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Image courtesy of Andrew Taran, Union Gospel Mission

Christmas is just around the corner, and we know that this time can be extremely stressful! Although the holidays are a time of giving, it’s also a great time to help those around us who may not be as fortunate. So, why not take some time away from the presents, parties and big turkey dinners to spread some Christmas cheer this holiday season?

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Volunteer in Vancouver this Christmas Season

Hot One Inch Action for One Day Only on Nov 9th

Hot One Inch Action Button Show Vancouver

To the victor goes the spoils…
Photo courtesy of Kris Krug | Flickr.com

Hot One Inch Action is the original, one-night only art show that features the art of 60 local artists reproduced on limited edition 1 inch buttons.

On November 9th  from 8-11pm at Hot Art Wet City (2206 Main @ 6th), the show will pop up for one night of miniature art. Conceived in 2004, this year marks the 10th anniversary of the show that merges button art and social interaction in Vancouver.

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Hot One Inch Action for One Day Only on Nov 9th

Vancouver’s Only Bi-Monthly Drawing Party

Draw by Night Vancouver

The finished product…
Image courtesy of VFS Digital Design | Flickr.com

Nothing connects people quite like art can, and Draw by Night does just that. This free, public event located in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, brings together artists and people who just love to doodle. It’s a great way to spend an evening, eating snacks and admiring other people’s artistic talents.

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Vancouver’s Only Bi-Monthly Drawing Party