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Feb 21–Mar 4 – DOXA Online Auction
The DOXA Documentary Film Festival is coming up in May, and you can help raise funds to make it the best festival yet just by... shopping! Bid on an amazing array of online auction items, from tickets to hear Astronaut Chris Hadfield speak to 1 tune-up at Our Community Bikes. Full item list here.
Feb 28 – Carbon Talks, Vancouver – FREE
Want to hear current dialogue on environmental issues impacting our region? Carbon Talks hosts "Small Steps in Ecological Footprinting", with panelists Jennie Moore and James Boothroyd on understanding our ecological footprint. Limited seating still available.
Mar 1 – Coast Car Co-op Launch, Gibsons – FREE
This Saturday, a Modo contingent will be heading to Gibsons to celebrate the launch of the first carshare co-op on the Sunshine Coast! Meet the team behind Coast Car Co-op, learn about its founding and celebrate with Community Partners, 11–2 pm at the Gibsons Public Market. RSVP on Eventbrite.
Mar 1 – Seedy Saturday, Vancouver Public Library - Kensington Branch – FREE
It's time to begin thinking about your garden for this year! Seedy Saturday is the first event of the Kensington-Cedar Cottage Seed Sharing Library's 2014 season. Take home seeds for your garden, share ones you've saved and meet other garden lovers in the neighbourhood. Open to all ages from 10 am–12 pm.
Mar 1 – Maker Town Hall, Mount Pleasant – FREE
Have you thought about participating in Vancouver's Mini Maker Faire? Have questions and need advice? The Maker Town Hall is an evening of presentations, Q&As, and networking with fellow makers! This event is geared toward novice Mini Maker Fair participants with a veterans event planned for a future date. Pre-registration is recommended.
Mar 1 – ArtShift: Cures For The Common Protest, Vancouver
ArtShift BC aims to bring together artists, activists and everyone in between to cultivate collaboration and learning. A full-day of hands-on workshops in art-based creative action tactics, organizing and more. Participation is open to all, entry is by donation.
Mar 1 – 2014 Vancouver Diversity Health Fair, Vancouver – FREE
Held at the Croatian Cultural Centre, the 2014 Vancouver Diversity Health Fair brings together a wide variety of health and wellness exhibitors, assessments, performance and demonstrations presented in a number of languages. The Croatian Cultural Centre is located near the Commercial/Broadway SkyTrain Station at 3250 Commercial Drive. The Bicycle Valet will be on site.
Mar 4 – LOCO First Tuesday Business Mixer, Vancouver
Our friends at LOCO BC throw fantastic monthly mixers on the first Tuesday of each month. They're a great opportunity to meet local business owners, enjoy local food and drink, and support a stronger local economy. This month, Commissary Connect is your host and they're home to such local favourites as The Juice Box, Meliferra Bees
and Leaf It To Me. Tickets here.
Mar 8–9 – Vancouver Bike Show, Vancouver
Western Canada's largest bike display and entertainment show is kicking off cycling season next month! Packed with events, manufacturer displays and opportunities to see what's new for cycling in 2014, this is a must for all bike enthusiasts. Tickets here.
Mar 8–Apr 26 – Vancouver Tool Library Spring Workshop Series, Vancouver
Following the success of the Fall Workshop Series, the Vancouver Tool Library has created four new workshops to pass on their knowledge and help folks hone some new skills. Want to build your own slingback chair or make your own cutting board? Sign up early because these tend to fill up fast!
Mar 12 – Gay & Grey: Concerns About Being Gay and Growing Old, Vancouver – FREE
Dara Parker, Executive Director of Modo Community Parter, QMUNITY, joins a panel for CBC's Radio 1. Hosted by Stephen Quinn at the Fountainhead Pub on Davie Street, the event is open to the public.
Mar 25 – The Walrus Talks Energy, Vancouver
Yes, that Walrus. Part of their National Events series, "The Walrus Talks Energy" has assembled an esteemed panel to consider our sustainable energy future, the challenges of energy production, our collective impact and what lies ahead. Tickets here.
Mar 29 – Motown Meltdown, Vancouver
Modo Community Partner, The Shooting Stars Foundation is bringing its Motown Meltdown showcase to the Commodore Ballroom on March 29! Hear some classic Motown hits performed by 25+ Canadian vocalists, backed by a scorching 12-piece band. If you can't make it downtown in March, Motown Meltdown Tri-Cities is drifting into Coquitlam on April 5. March 29 tickets here.
Apr 5 – #dinnerpartyYVR, Vancouver
While #dinnerpartyYVR takes place April 5, this is your friendly reminder (and encouragement) that Modo Community Partner Social Bites is still recruiting a few more hobby chefs for this event! If you have a special dish you'd love to share with some new friends, as well as raise money for a local charity, sign up online!