Events

Events

Financial workshops

From basic budgeting to financial planning and savings, get the knowledge you need to help you make good decisions.

Community events

Vancity is proud to host and support local community workshops and events.

Shred-a-thons

Vancity branches will be offering community shred-a-thons to help prevent people from becoming victims of identity theft and lighten our footprint on the environment.

Upcoming Events

May 2

Good Money Helps Plan A Sustainable Future

Date: Wednesday, May 2

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Victoria community branch

3075 Douglas St, Victoria ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

None

Join us for a free seminar featuring premiere award-winning sustainable portfolio managers and shareholder activists. Space is limited, so please RSVP with Anieta Vanderweij at 877.709.5838 or anieta_vanderweij@vancity.com.

May 2

Little Mountain Neighbourhood House 40th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Date: Wednesday, May 2

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Sun Sui Wah Restaurant

3888 Main St, Vancouver ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

$75 (portion tax deductible)

Tickets: Register here

Join us for special multi-course Chinese feast, live music & special guests. A chance to bid on an excellent selection of silent auction items and a variety of delicious cakes at our live cake auction!

Learn more.

May 2

Investing with Confidence - 2018 Global Market Outlook

Date: Wednesday, May 2

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Vancity Pinetree community branch

2991 Lougheed Hwy #20, Coquitlam ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

None

Vincent Nijjar, VP Sales, CI Investments to speak on current market situation, opportunities they present and strategies for investing in these challenging markets.

Space is limited, so please RSVP with Ayaz Sunderji at 604.709.6948 or email ayaz_sunderji@vancity.com. Alternatively, you may RSVP with Joanna Chen at 604.707.4189 or email joanna_chen@vancity.com.

May 5

Each One Teach One Financial Literacy Session- RRSP & TFSA

Date: Saturday, May 5

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: Vancouver Public Library Renfrew branch

2969 East 22nd Ave, Vancouver ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

None

Join Vancity and the Vancouver Public Library to learn about RRSP’s and TFSA’s, how they differ, and how to choose the right product for you.

Space is limited, so please email info@vpl.ca or call 604.257.8705 to reserve your spot.

May 7

Sow the Seeds for Success! Business Skills for Food Processers

Date: Monday, May 7

Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Location: Vancity South Burnaby community branch

5064 Kingsway, Burnaby ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

$100 for the general public, $50 for Vancity members

Tickets: Click here

Do you have a start up business in food processing or manufacturing? Invest in yourself and build a foundation for success with our one day workshop.

Space is limited, so please register early by following the link on the left or emailing info@goodtogrowproducts.com

May 8

ABLE Financial Empowerment Conference

Date: Tuesday, May 8

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Radisson Vancouver Airport

8188 Cambie Road, Richmond ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

$450

Tickets: Click here

The ABLE Financial Empowerment Conference is a national biannual conference for all stakeholders interested in fostering financial empowerment for people who live on low incomes.

On May 8th and 9th, 2018, 300+ participants from across Canada will gather for two days where they will hear from leading experts from the financial empowerment field. Participants will engage in interactive workshops, learning sessions, panel discussions and networking opportunities.

May 8

Building Resiliency to Support Mental Wellness

Date: Tuesday, May 8

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Richmond Hospital

Ralph Fisher Auditorium, Richmond Hospital, 7000 Westminster Hwy, Richmond ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

None

Join the Pathways Clubhouse for a film Screening and Discussion. Post Screening Discussion with Dr. Ingrid Socting, Director UBC Psychology Clinic, Clinical Associate Professor, UBC Psychiatry. Space is limited, so please RSVP by contacting Barbara.fee@pathwaysclubhouse.com

May 8

Vancity Annual General Meeting

Date: Tuesday, May 8

Time: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: Anvil Centre

777 Columbia St, New Westminster ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

None

The Annual General Meeting (also known as the AGM) is a legally required, member meeting that takes place every year. The Board and Chief Executive Officer present the Annual Report, Ordinary and Special Resolutions, and a brief overview on Vancity's performance and strategy.

In addition, we will have the Community Marketplace with five Community Partners, which are:

- Aji Gourmet Sauce

- Beta5 Chocolate Bars

- Hives for Humanity

- Nomad Nutrition

- Wize Monkey

Learn More.

May 9

How to Use Social Media to Benefit Your Business

Date: Wednesday, May 9

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Vancity Blundell Centre community branch

130-6020 Blundell Road, Richmond ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

None

Br 88 is hosting a Business Networking Event. Set up as a panel discussion,hear from business members who have benefitted from Social Media. Vancity business specialists will also be present to answer questions about your financial needs. Space is limited, so please register with the Blundell Centre community branch by May 2 by calling 604.915.3883.

May 9

Local Farmers Lunch and Learn

Date: Wednesday, May 9

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Kwantlen polytechnic University

20901 Langley Bypass, Langley ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

None

Join us for a free seminar open to local farmers and growers who are looking to expand their business knowledge. Our guest speakers will address a number of topics including business development, marketing and sustainability. Lunch to be provided. Space is limited. Please RSVP by Friday May 4 2018.

Call 604-877-2543 or visit one of the Langley branches to reserve your seat.

May 10

Building Resiliency Through Creativity

Date: Thursday, May 10

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Richmond Public Library, Brighouse branch

7700 Minoru Gate #100, Richmond ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

None

Join Registered Art Therapist, Teresa Massel for a presentation on the benefits of Art Therapy followed by a fun, experiential exercise or two that does not require you to have any artistic skills at all. Space is limited so please RSVP by calling Pascale or Barb at Pathways Clubhouse at 604.276.8834.

May 12

The Great Salmon Send Off

Date: Saturday, May 12

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Stoney Creek Community School

2740 Beaverbrook Crescent, Burnaby ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

None

This is a wonderful community event. It attracts a diverse section of the multi cultural community. It is covered by the press - Burnaby Now.

It is open to everyone and free of charge. This event includes food, entertainment, educational booths and of course the main event which is the release of Salmon fry into the Stoney Creek. It take s place on the gravel school field behind Stoney Creek Elementary School .The creek where the Salmon Fry are released is at the back of the field. This is a fun day for all ages.

May 12

Chinatown Shred-a-thon

Date: Saturday, May 12

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Corner of Keefer and Columbia

105 Keefer Street, Vancouver ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

None but donations are encouraged

In cooperation with Downtown Eastside Neighborhood House and Urban Impact, we are hosting a Shred-a-thon to protect member identity and our environment at the same time raising funds for the Downtown Eastside Neighborhood House. Shred your personal and confidential documents by donation to protect your privacy at the same time help the DTES Neighborhood House.

May 12

Ruben's Ruckus

Date: Saturday, May 12

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Town Centre Park

1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

None but donations are encouraged

Ruben's Shoes began in 2013 and was inspired by a young boy named Ruben living in the Dominican Republic. In countries like the Dominican, without shoes kids can't go to school. Ruben's Shoes collects gently used shoes and ships them around the world to those in need. We give a pair of shoes a second life, which gives people in other countries a chance at a new beginning.

Along with shoes we also invest in projects that deliver education. Ruben's Shoes currently has over 100 students enrolled in an education sponsorship program which provides the necessary school supplies, tuition, uniforms and meals required for students to attend school, gain an education and have the opportunity for a better future.

May 12

Stone Soup Festival

Date: Saturday, May 12

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Britannia Centre – Napier Greenway

1661 Napier St, Vancouver ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

None

The event is the Stone Soup Festival that will host a variety of our business members as well as a new NPO, the Grandview Woodland Community Seed Library. They will have a Food Market, Community Groups, Artists, Music, Workshops, and Free Soup!

May 12 - June 16

Haney Farmers Market- Soil to Salad Workshops

Date: Every Saturday from Saturday May 12, until Saturday June 16

Time: 10:00 am

Location: Memorial Peace Park

224th St, Maple Ridge ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

None

Join the Haney Farmers Market at Memorial Peace Park to learn how to feed your family 52 weeks of the year. Vancity is delighted to be a sponsor of the workshop series. Seating is limited so please contact hfminfo@haneyfarmersmarket.org or call 604.467.8424

May 14 - May 16

#BCTECH Summit

Date: Monday, May 14 to Wednesday, May 16

Time: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre

1055 Canada Place, Vancouver ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

$799-$899

Tickets: Click here

Receive $100 off registration with Vancity promo code “SAVC18C”

The #BCTECH Summit is the largest technology conference in Western Canada, showcasing B.C.'s vibrant tech and innovation sectors. Expect global thought leadership gained through keynote speakers, interactive sessions and deep dives covering innovation and its impact on the way we work, live, and play. The #BCTECH Summit will bring together the world's brightest entrepreneurs and creative minds to shape and challenge the future of business.

Arak Bhokanandh, Director of Digital Strategic Partnerships will be hosting the Entrepreneur stream on Tuesday, May 15, as well as participate on the panel for the topic “Get Smart: Accessing Financing in B.C. to Grow Globally”. Christine Bergeron, Executive Lead of Member Experience and Community Engagement will then give a 10 minute TECH Talk on “Allocating Capital to Influence Social Change” on Wednesday, May 16.

Our digital team will be at the Vancity Marketplace booth to gain feedback on Vancity technology, as well as attract digital talent to build a new platform. We’re also sharing our Marketplace with two community partners, Climate Smart on May 15 and Open Green Building Society on May 16. Come by and say hello!

Vancity is proud to be the Gold sponsor of #BCTECH Summit providing expertise in impact investing, financing, and highlighting our impact products in the digital world.

Learn more.

May 15

The Invisible Heart + Vancity Impact Talk

Date: Tuesday, May 15

Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Vancity Theatre

1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

$13 or $10.00 using your VIFF Bronze+ membership. Vancity members receive free Bronze+ membership between May 14 – August 15, 2018. For more details, Click here

Tickets: Click here

Three centuries after Adam Smith coined the term “the invisible hand” to describe the self-regulating nature of markets. The Invisible Heart tracks the birth of a new financial market, one that promises to solve society’s most complex, intractable problems.

An unorthodox marriage between capitalism and charity, Social Impact Bonds have made strange bedfellows: social workers and Wall Street bankers, the homeless and venture capitalists, conservative and liberal politicians. From the halls of power to the struggling underclass, The Invisible Heart follows an unusual cast of characters as they attempt to tackle everything from crime to homelessness poverty.

As VIFF’s official Social and Environmental Impact Partner, Vancity will host a panel discussion after the film featuring filmmakers and/or Vancity community partners with important insights into the film’s subject.

Learn more.

May 15

Sow the Seeds for Success! Business Skills for Food Processers

Date: Tuesday, May 15

Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Location: Vancity Surrey Centre community branch

10293 King George Blvd. Surrey ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

$100 for the general public, $50 for Vancity members

Tickets: Click here

Do you have a start up business in food processing or manufacturing? Invest in yourself and build a foundation for success with our one day workshop.

Space is limited, so please register early by following the link on the left or emailing info@goodtogrowproducts.com

May 16

Langley Farmers Market

Date: Wednesday, May 16

Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Kwantlen Polytech Campus

20901 Langley Bypass, Langley ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

None

The Langley Community Farmers Marker is please to welcome customers and vendors alike to participate in Langley’s tastiest outdoor market.

Throughout the Spring and Summer you’ll find more than 75 vendors who ‘make it, bake it, or grow it’ selling the very best this region has to offer.

Learn more.

May 17

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia Breakfast

Date: Thursday, May 17

Time: 6:45 am – 9:00 am

Location: Sheraton Wall Centre

1088 Burrard St, Vancouver ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

Individual Tickets: $120

Regular Table: $1200

Tickets: Click here

Since 2012, the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia breakfast attracts an enthusiastic crowd of community, business, and political leaders. IDAHOT continues to hold a place of prominence on Vancouver’s community calendar. With an official proclamation from the City of Vancouver, movers and shakers from many different organizations, corporations, and sectors celebrate and commit to the life-changing work QMUNITY undertakes.

Learn more.

May 23

Chinatown Reunion Banquet

Date: Wednesday, May 23

Time: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: Float Seafood Restaurant

180 Keefer Street, Vancouver ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

Individual Tickets: $75

Table of 10: $750

Tickets: Click here

The Chinatown Reunion Banquet aims to bring together individuals and families from the Chinatown community to celebrate new and old connections over a Chinese Banquet meal.

Vancity is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor.

Learn more.

May 24

Each One Teach One Financial Literacy Session- Identity Theft and Fraud Prevention

Date: Thursday, May 24

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: Vancouver Public Library Champlain branch

7110 Kerr Street, Vancouver ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

None

Join Vancity and the Vancouver Public Library to learn about how to protect yourself against identity theft and fraud. You will learn the common schemes people use to fraud and how to avoid them.

Space is limited, so please RSVP by emailing info@vpl.ca or calling 604.665.3955.

May 26

Spring Clothing Drive

Date: Saturday, May 26

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Vancity Blundell Centre community branch

130-6020 Blundell Road, Richmond ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

None, but donations are encouraged

Vancity Blundell Centre community branch is hosting their annual Spring Clothing Drive. Join in for some fun games, clothing donation, and (hopefully) sunshine. This will be held in partnership with Richmond Society for Community Living. Bring any of your unneeded clothing and small household items.

May 26

Burnaby Shred-a-thon

Date: Saturday, May 26

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Vancity Royal Oak community branch

6632 Royal Oak, Burnaby ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

None, but donations are encouraged

In partnership with The Burnaby Neighbourhood House, we will be hosting a fundraising shred-a-thon located at our Royal Oak Community Branch on Saturday, May 26th during branch hours!

May 26

Collingwood Days 2018

Date: Saturday, May 26

Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Gaston Park

3470 Crowley Dr, Vancouver ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

None

Join the Collingwood community for delicious food samples and shopping, music and entertainment, games, rides, dog shows, prizes and more! Collingwood Days is from May 22 to 27, but Vancity will be on-site for the festival on Saturday, May 26.

Vancity is a proud sponsor.

Learn more

May 27

Salmonberry Days

Date: Sunday, May 27

Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Dunbar Community Centre

4747 Dunbar St., Vancouver ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

None

The Dunbar Community Centre Association hosts an old fashioned community fair at the end of May to mark the culmination of Dunbar’s month long Salmonberry Days Festival. Young, old and in-between, there’s something for everyone each and every year. Entertainment, activities, games and refreshments for all! Please join us for a day of fun, friends and community!

June 2

Doors Open Richmond Pollinator Picnic

Date: Saturday, June 2

Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Location: Terra Nova Meadows

2680 River Road, Richmond ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

None

Bring a picnic to enjoy the “buzz” in the park and an afternoon full of community activities. Learn about native pollinator species, native bee habitats and how you can help by becoming a citizen scientist.

June 2

Hats Off Day 2018

Date: Saturday, June 2

Time: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Location: Hasting Street between Beta Ave and Boundary Road

4302 Hastings St, Burnaby ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

None

Hats Off Day is a huge, one-day street festival featuring a colourful main-street style parade with real local flavour, followed by a big street party. Hastings Street from Boundary Road to Gamma Avenue is car-free, and our streets are packed with families, friends, neighbours, and merchants!

Join the Burnaby Heights community branch to play our Community Bean Bag Toss game and win some cool swag!

Learn More.

June 2

Pitt Meadows Day

Date: Saturday, June 2

Time: 7:00 am – After sunset

Location: Harris Road Park

12474 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows ( Google map )

Cost to Attend:

None

Come out celebrate this popular free annual community tradition in Harris Road Park on Harris Road in Pitt Meadows. Start the day off with a delicious pancake breakfast served by the Lions Club from 7:00 am – 10:00 am, and then watch the parade at 11:00 am. The afternoon activities for the whole family kick off at 1:30 pm with the opening ceremony and the crowning of Miss Pitt Meadows. The event ends with a spectacular fireworks finale at 10:00 pm at South Bonson Athletic Field.

Come say “hi” at the Vancity tent in Harris Road Park before 4:00pm.

Learn More.

Financial seminars

Vancity offers a variety of financial workshops and seminars in the community to help our members from understanding basic banking to building a business plan for your venture.