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Through December – Hope In Shadows 2014 Calendar
If you haven't picked up the 2014 Hope In Shadows calendar from a friendly Vancouver or North Van street vendor, we encourage you to find one this month! We're proud to sponsor this fantastic community project and are eager to share these beautiful photos with our members and supporters.
*** CONTEST: Win a Hope In Shadows 2014 calendar from Modo! To enter, share a Hope In Shadows Facebook photo via Twitter or Facebook (don't forget to tag Modo!) and email a screenshot to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: "Contest: Hope In Shadows"). Winners will be drawn at random and notified via email. Contest ends December 9.
Closing Nov 22 – East End Food Co-op Experience Survey
The East End Food Co-operative (EEFC) is Vancouver's only consumer-owned grocery store. They're currently conducting a brief survey to understand the needs and preferences of their shoppers. And they need your input! You may even win a $100 EEFC gift certificate!
Closing Nov 30 – A Good Book Drive
The fine folks at A Good Book Drive are at it again collecting brand new children's books for local community groups. This year's recipient is the Frontier College Waiting Room Literacy Pilot Program
– Canada's original literacy organization. To donate, bring a new copy of your favourite children's book to one of the many Good Book Drive donation box locations, or donate through the online form.
*** CHECK OUT Modo member Little Woo and staffer Anthony Casey with their favourite children's books on the blog!
Saturdays – Vancouver Winter Farmers Markets
December may be around the corner, but you'll still find fresh and delicious local produce at the Vancouver Winter Farmers Markets at Nat Bailey Stadium every Saturday, 10–2pm. Additionally, Thursday's Yaletown Farmers Market is being held over until December 14, and The Drive's one-day Holiday Market will be open on December 14. Support and enjoy local food all year long! For more info, visit www.eatlocal.org.
Nov 23 – Happy City Machine, Museum of Vancouver
Can art and design make us kinder? Visit "Happy City Machine" to experience the creations of students from CityStudio, Emily Carr, Kwantlen Polytechnic and SFU's School of Interactive Art and Technology as they explore the link between happiness and design. The exhibit is open 1–4pm, Saturday, November 23. Tickets
Nov 23–Dec 21 – #ShineShopDine, Vancouver's West End – FREE
The West End BIA and Robson Street Business Association celebrate the holidays with #ShineShopDine! Every Saturday, November 23–December 21, trolleys provide a free historic tour along Davie, Denman, Robson and Burrard Streets, leaving from St. Paul's Hospital every 10 minutes, 4:30–9:30pm. Hop off along the way to explore the West End's many shop and restaurants, or just enjoy the holiday cheer!
Nov 28–Dec 1 – Make It! Vancouver, PNE Forum, Vancouver
The popular Make It! Vancouver show brings the handmade revolution to its new, enormous venue at the PNE Forum. Find something for everyone, including clothing, jewellery, home decor and baby items, plus food, music and hands-on activities! Pay once, shop for all four days: $7 at the door (click here to get $2 off admission!); kids 12 & under free.
Nov 30 – Strathcona Winter Craft Fair, Strathcona Community Centre
If you're planning to do some holiday shopping this month, we recommend the Strathcona Winter Craft Fair. From 10–5pm, the Strathcona Community Centre will be filled with handmade goods from local crafters, as well as some freshly baked treats to put you in the holiday spirit. Admission is $2 with proceeds going to Strathcona Preschool and Out of School Care Programs.
Dec 2 – Starry Night, Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
Modo Community Partner Shooting Stars Foundation never fails to deliver amazing shows for a great cause. This year is the 28th anniversary of its Starry Night musical variety show with a cavalcade of talented performers! Tickets online or at 604.629.8849.
***CONTEST: Win 2 tickets to Shooting Stars Foundation "Starry Night" with Modo! To enter, share the event page (found here) on Facebook or Twitter (don't forget to tag Modo!) and send a screenshot to email@example.com (subject: "Contest: Starry Night"). Winner selected by random draw and announced November 29.
Dec 2–8 – Buy Local Week, Metro Vancouver
Our friends at LOCO are celebrating their 2nd annual Buy Local Week next month! This campaign raises consumer awareness of the benefits of buying local, as well as increases participation in building a sustainable local economy. Visit LOCObc's website and use their map tool
to find great local businesses and services, and win big prizes with their Buy Local Week contest!
*** PROMO: Modo is offering Free Registration during Buy Local Week! Just mention this promo during sign up and we'll take care of the rest.
Dec 5 – Notes of Justice: Music to Inspire Change, Burnaby Centre for Community Inclusion
Modo Community Partner In The House Festival continues its performance series with Notes of Justice. Explore how different genres of music including reggae, hip hop and folk, address various issues of social justice. Tickets
Dec 6 – Own Your City Lecture, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts – FREE
The SFU City Program presents Jennifer Keesmaat, chief planner for the City of Toronto, who will speak about her experiences shifting public discourse through capacity building, and the underlying factors that lead to the tipping point required to achieve a lasting impact. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Reservations required.
Dec 14-15 – Got Craft?, Maritime Labour Centre
November and December are prime crafting time in Vancouver. Find unique gift ideas and take part in a DIY workshop at this year's Got Craft? event! Modo is a proud sponsor of this event series and we can't wait to visit this year. As a special treat for guests, the first 50 people each day receive a swag bag filled with goodies. Only $3 at the door – kids 10 and under get in free.