Feb 28 - PechaKucha Night Vancouver, Special Edition, Vancouver
PechaKucha is a popular speaker series that takes place around the world with creative people sharing ideas, works, thoughts, etc in 20 slides set at 20 seconds each. The local chapter, for its 26th show, is partnering with Women Transforming Cities to present a special edition on the theme of designing an ideal city for women and girls. Speaker details and tickets.
Mar 2 (and every Saturday through April) - Vancouver's Winter Farmers Market, Nat Bailey Stadium
Modo is proud to be a continuing sponsor of Vancouver Farmer’s Markets. At the market this month: apples, artichokes, arugula, beans, beets, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, chard, carrots, chicory, collard greens, daikon radish, eggplant, garlic, hazelnuts, honey, kale, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, pears, peppers, sunchokes, turnips, winter squash, eggs, milk, cheese, beef, chicken, lamb, halibut, pork, sablefish, salmon, shrimp, cod, tuna, and more. No home composter? Bring food scraps for drop off! Details.
Mar 2 - Imagine Surrey: Urban Planning For Our New Downtown, Surrey - FREE
Join Modo at this free open house event for Surrey's new downtown. Speakers include Gordon Price, director of SFU's City Program, who'll speak on Surrey's urban renewal; Aubrey Kelly of the Surrey City Development Corporation, offering a glimpse at what’s coming to Surrey’s new downtown; Don Luymes from the City of Surrey, speaking on rapid transit planning and Surrey’s City Centre Plan; and Michael McDonald of Kasian Architecture offering an Introduction to Surrey’s New City Hall. Plus a Lego building challenge for families! Details.
Mar 5 - Ubizo, Vancouver
Now in its third year, Ubizo (oo-bee-zoh) is a day-long workshop and business development think-tank designed for locally owned, values-based business owners and leading-edge social entrepreneurs. This one-of-a-kind event brings entrepreneurs, mentors and peers together to discuss common business challenges and to create new strategies for business growth and success. Details and tickets.
Mar 5 - LOCO BC First Tuesday Monthly Business Mixers, Vancouver
LOCO BC events are hosted by members in factories, stores and warehouses, with good local food, drink and business connections with the city's most innovative entrepreneurs. Get to know other members, strengthen community and leverage the LOCO network to support a stronger local economy. The March event takes place at the 8 1/2 Restaurant. Register.
Mar 6 - Can working less slow down climate change?, Vancouver - FREE
Group and panel discussion with Bill Reese, Tom Walker and David Rosnick, who recently authored the research paper, "Reduced Work Hours as a Means of Slowing Climate Change," which is getting a lot of media attention. Reserve your spot at the Wise Hall event. Details.
Mar 7 - Dine Out For Life, region-wide
Restaurants from Whistler to White Rock and across the Fraser Valley are contributing 25% of all food sales on March 7 to people living with HIV/AIDS as part of Dining Out For Life. Over the last 18+ years, BC’s largest restaurant fundraiser has raised more than $3 million for HIV/AIDS support services through A Loving Spoonful and Friends For Life. New this year: Receive 20% off every Tuesday, from March 12, 2013, through February 25, 2014, at participating restaurants through Vancity. Learn more.
Mar 7 - Backpacking A-Z, Trade School Van, Vancouver - FREE
Whether you are a first time backpacker or a budding flashpacker, this workshop will cover essential travel tips from A to Z. (Yes, that includes Q, X and Z!) Discover the pros and cons of different backpacks, tricks for stashing your cash and some simple ideas on what and how to pack. By the end of this course, you will take away practical advice, a resource list and, the best part, inspiration for your first or next journey. Register.
Mar 10 - Sky & Snowboard Tune-Up Workshop, Vancouver Tool Library
After this workshop, participants will leave with the confidence to use the VTL's ski and snowboard waxing/tuning tool set at their own home. The workshop will focus mainly on downhill skis and snowboards; most of the information being taught will be transferable to cross-country skis. Facilitator Sean Hillis will go through basic waxing and edge tuning/maintenance techniques, then your new skills will be put to work through lots of practice! Register.
Mar 11 - Repurposing Baling Straps, Trade School Van, Vancouver - FREE
Sick of seeing those sturdy baling straps go to waste? This is a workshop on how to repurpose them into baskets and more! See illustrations and examples. Register.
Mar 14 - Career Planning 101, Trade School Van, Vancouver - FREE
Trying to decide what career path to take, or means of getting there? Career Planning 101 will examine the decision making process in choosing your career goals, managing decisions, and giving yourself the best shot at success. This is not a Resume focused class. It’s a You focused class and will be discussion driven. Recommended resources will be covered. Register.
Mar 14 - City Commons Info Session, Vancouver - FREE
The Vancouver Tool Library is excited to announce this interactive, multi-day placemaking event scheduled for July 2013. Inspired by Portland's annual Village Building Convergence, VTL plans to collaboratively transform 10 underutilized private and public spaces in Vancouver into common places that foster neighbourliness. By day, participants will collaborate on placemaking projects such as street murals, building community furniture and educational/play areas, or neighbourhood sharing stations; in the evening, participants will continue to gather for workshops, music and theatrical performances that celebrate our communities. What happens during City Commons is up for discussion at this information session, at the Mt. Pleasant Community Centre. Bring your creative ideas and meet other people who may be interested in collaborating on a project. RSVP.
Mar 23 - Earth Hour, everywhere - FREE
Earth Hour is the single, largest, symbolic mass participation event in the world. Born out of a hope that we could mobilize people to take action on climate change, Earth Hour now inspires a global community of millions of people in 7,001 cities and towns across 152 countries and territories to switch lights off for one hour, from 8:30-9:30 pm, as a massive show of concern for the environment. Details.