L’Occitane Foundation and World Sight Day

World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. For 17 years, L’OCCITANE has worked with local NGOs to help fight avoidable blindness in 15 countries. Every year on World Sight Day, L’OCCITANE sells a special soap to help raise funds to support the fight against avoidable blindness … Continue reading L’Occitane Foundation and World Sight Day

#MentalHealth Awareness through #WorldMentalHealthDay and @SquishCandy Brainstorm in October

Squish Candies, based in Montreal, is known for their gummies crafted from the highest quality ingredients possible. When Douglas and I are in downtown together commuting from Granville Station, we like to pop by Squish Candies inside Top Shop to sample one of their 100 flavours of awesomely delicious gourmet gummies. Every month, Squish chooses to support a different cause and organization with their candy … Continue reading #MentalHealth Awareness through #WorldMentalHealthDay and @SquishCandy Brainstorm in October

Black Cat Awareness Month

After the unexpected long hot and humid summer we had over here on the West Coast, I’m glad that it’s already October. With that comes with more holidays and even more excuses to celebrate. To start off with my search for special days, I learned that October isn’t only known for Halloween and Thanksgiving for Canadians, but for other times of action like Black Cat … Continue reading Black Cat Awareness Month

#RestaurantsForChange on October 18th, 2017

On October 18, 2017, 92 restaurants in 19 cities across Canada will join together for the fourth annual Restaurants for Change event to donate proceeds from their dinner service to Community Food Centres Canada and local Community Food Centres. Funds raised have supported and continue to support healthy food programs in low-income communities. Make a dinner reservation at a participating restaurant on October 18, 2017 … Continue reading #RestaurantsForChange on October 18th, 2017

#CaribooCares campaign

This summer was a scorcher across many areas in Canada, especially across towns in British Columbia. BC Wildfire Forest Service declared this summer to be the worst season ever for wildfires. Over 900,000 hectares were burned from over 1,000 fires across BC since this April. Pacific Western Brewing (PWB) and those who love the Cariboo family of beers are joining forces in September to raise … Continue reading #CaribooCares campaign

#ShareBeauty with Shiseido Canada

The first time I learned about this campaign was when I watched a series of Tonight Show Hashtag videos on Youtube. In between the videos, this video of #ShareBeauty played. Between the exchanges of kind words and deeply thoughtful compliments, I admit I teared up for most of them. Seeing that these videos were of special events that happened in Quebec and Ontario, I secretly … Continue reading #ShareBeauty with Shiseido Canada

5 Free Kids Meals with every $5 donation at @bostonpizza

Company: Boston Pizza Causes: Self-esteem, Education, Community Organizations: Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects, Big Brothers Big Sisters, JDRF, Kids Help Phone, Live Different and Rick Hansen Foundation Year: 2017 The last time we babysat our nephews was when they were visiting from Vancouver Island. Both Douglas and I were surprised to see how much fast-food they downed when we went to go eat out. As much as we … Continue reading 5 Free Kids Meals with every $5 donation at @bostonpizza

Buy A Bag, Give A Meal™ with @petsmart

Company: PetSmart Causes: Animal Welfare, Welfare of North Americans Organization: PetSmart Charities, Food Banks, Pet Shelters, Pet Rescue Groups Year: 2017 To celebrate their 30th anniversary, PetSmart came up with a little idea that can make a big difference for pets in need. Up to 7 million pets enter shelters each year, but not all pets in need live in shelters—some live with pet parents who … Continue reading Buy A Bag, Give A Meal™ with @petsmart

#Canada150 Soap by @RockyMtnSoap

Company: Rocky Mountain Soap Causes: #Canada150, Environment, Support Local Organization:Nature Conservancy of Canada Year: 2017 To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, Canadian-owned Rocky Mountain Soap is offering their new, limited-edition Canada 150 soap. Handmade in small batches, this specially made bar is designed in red and white to pay homage to our beautiful country. With a delicately sweet scent reminiscent of a birthday cake, cut with … Continue reading #Canada150 Soap by @RockyMtnSoap

#fvindiemarket at Coquitlam Town Centre Park

Company: Various and Loving Local Causes: Shopping Local, Supporting local businesses from the Fraser Valley and Tricities Organization: Donations supporting Salvation Army BC Fire Relief Year: 2017 Near Coquitlam Town Centre this weekend? Check out the latest Fraser Valley Indie Market on Saturday, August 26th 2017 from 11am to 7pm. Admission is by donation, to go toward Salvation Army BC Wildfire Relief. Follow along on … Continue reading #fvindiemarket at Coquitlam Town Centre Park