#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

Discovering Vancouver’s Emerging Artists at Bombay Sapphire x ARTSY Artisan Series

Last week, we were invited to the Vancouver installment of the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Artisan Series at Windsor Gallery in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant district. The Artisan Series is an annual search to discover the best emerging visual artists from North America. Vancouver served as the premiere stop on the tour. The search is now in its eighth year, with new partner Artsy, an online resource for … Continue reading Discovering Vancouver’s Emerging Artists at Bombay Sapphire x ARTSY Artisan Series

Holiday Beauty Ornaments at Sephora

It seems that every year, the promotions for Christmas sales seem to be showing up earlier and earlier in the calendar year. It’s currently September and the latest promotion for holiday sets arrived in my email inbox. Going through the holiday sets, I didn’t see anything that really catch my eye so far. However, remembering that my friend Joyce likes to pick-up special holiday edition … Continue reading Holiday Beauty Ornaments at Sephora

#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

Ideas to help those affected by #HurricaneHarvey by @Honest

Locally on the west coast, this summer we have experienced such dry and hot sunny days, unlike the usual cooler sometimes rainy days in Vancouver of past summers. With many factors contributing to climate change globally, this in turn affects different communities across the world. Over the past few days, I have been seeing updates of Hurricane Irma in Florida and those who are recovering … Continue reading Ideas to help those affected by #HurricaneHarvey by @Honest

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