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

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Sep 2

Prakash Utsav Din

Date: Sunday, September 2

Time: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Location: Kalgidhar Park

30640 Blueridge Drive, Abbotsford ( Google map )

Cost to attend:

Free

When translated it means the birth celebration of the 10th Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. The festival is one of the most widely celebrated events by Sikhs. It will have a processing through Abbotsford.

Sep 3

Labour Day Picnic

Date: Monday, September 3

Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)

2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver ( Google map )

Cost to attend:

$12.00 (check with your union to see if they purchased your ticket)

On Monday, Sept 3 (Labour Day) VDLC (with the BC Fed) is hosting a Labour Day event at the PNE. 28 unions have sponsored and all VDLC affiliates are welcome to partake.

28 unions have sponsored the event which will include games, activities and opportunities to socialize.

Sep 4

CamFest

Date: Tuesday, September 4

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Lansdowne Campus

3100 Foul Bay Rd, Victoria ( Google map )

Cost to attend:

Free

The Camosun College Students Society (CCSS) will be welcoming back students, faculty, and staff at the annual CamFest; this two-day festival-style party starts on Tuesday, September 4 from 10am-2pm and continues at Interurban on Thursday, September 6 from 10am-2pm.

Free lunch will be served from 11am-1:30pm (or whenever the food runs out). We’re serving hotdogs as we do every year, but this year keep your eyes peeled for some food trucks!

To round out the fun there'll be live entertainment and garden games. Come out, eat, learn, and have fun. We're all looking forward to meeting you! Check out the action on social media by following #CamFest18.

Click here to learn more.

Sep 4 - 6

Surrey Social Innovation Summit

Date: Wednesday, September 5 - Thursday, September 6

Time: Wednesday, September 5, Networking Reception: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Time: Thursday, September 6, Summit and workshops: 7:45am – 4:45pm

Location: Surrey City Hall

13450 104 Ave, Surrey ( Google map )

Cost to attend:

$39-$99

Tickets:

Click here

Building on the success of the first three summits, this year’s agenda emphasizes the need for thoughtful and passionate leadership, project and program partnerships, capacity building, and the practical “how to” tools needed to generate social innovation in organizations, neighbourhoods and cities.

The annual Social Innovation Summit is a work-in-progress approach to finding creative and workable solutions for the complex social issues facing modern communities, particularly one like Surrey with a population that’s growing by 1,000 new residents every month.

Vancity is proud to be the Founding Partner of this event as we strive to meet the community’s evolving needs and continue to deepen our relationship with the Surrey Community.

Click here to learn more.

Sep 5-13

KSA Fall Welcome Week

Date: Wednesday, September 5 – Thursday, September 13

Time: Varies

Location: Various campus locations

Cost to attend:

Free

For a full list of dates and locations, click here

The Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) welcomes new and returning students to campus for the fall semester. Come and attend the KSA welcome week for food, activities, prizes, music and more!

Sep 8

Dunbar Village Harvest Festival

Date: Saturday, September 8

Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Location: Vancity Dunbar Community Branch

4445 Dunbar Street, Vancouver ( Google map )

Cost to attend:

Free

The Harvest Festival is an annual family-friendly street festival held in the Dunbar neighbourhood. There will be music, activities, games and a scavenger hunt. The Dunbar Branch has consistently been a part of this event and will be a touch point for the scavenger hunt.

Sep 8

"Back-Pack" to School Supplies Drive

Date: Saturday, September 8

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Location: Vancity Pinetree Community Branch

20-2991 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam ( Google map )

Cost to attend:

Free

Join us at the branch on the last day of our school supplies drive to enjoy family friendly games, music and more! Help contribute to the successful initiative by dropping off new/lightly-used school supplies to enrich our local elementary schools.

Sep 8

Recovery Day BC Festival

Date: Saturday, September 8

Time: 12:00 pm – 6:00pm

Location: Uptown New Westminster

511 6th St, New Westminster ( Google map )

Cost to attend:

Free

Whether you are in recovery, an ally to someone who is in recovery, or you just think that sobriety is awesome – come on out! Everyone is welcome to celebrate recovery from addiction.

This is a substance-free, wicked-awesome and family-friendly event all in one. Part music festival, part carnival, part educational event: Recovery Day BC is a celebration, a rally, a memorial for those lost, and a tool to raise awareness for recovery while reducing the stigma of addiction recovery.

Click here to learn more.

Sep 8

North Vancouver Shred-a-thon

Date: Saturday, September 8

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00pm

Location: Vancity North Vancouver Community Branch

1290 Marine Drive North Vancouver ( Google map )

Cost to attend:

Free but donations are encouraged.

North Vancouver Community branch is hosting their annual Shred A Thon. Starbucks and Save on foods will be participating too.

Shredding is by donation and all donations will be going to the North Shore Multicultural Society. There will be a BBQ, and a bouncy castle. Fun for the whole family.

Sep 8

North Shore Seniors’ Health Expo

Date: Saturday, September 8

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00pm

Location: Seniors' Activity Centre

695 2121 Marine Drive West Vancouver ( Google map )

Cost to attend:

Free

North Shore Seniors' Health Expo is on September 8, featuring exhibitors, innovative speakers and researchers focusing on cognitive, physical, social, nutritional and financial well-being.

Click here to learn more.

Sep 8-9

Kerrisdale Days

Date: Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00pm

Location: Kerrisdale Village

2380 West 41st Ave, Vancouver ( Google map )

Cost to attend:

Free

Celebrate Kerrisdale’s birthday. Sign up to compete in the popular Kerrisdale Idol contest. Free birthday cake and events for the entire family including: music, clowns, face painting, rides and amazing sidewalk sales.

Come and say hi to the Kerrisdale Community Branch volunteers! We will be on-site from 10:00am – 3:00pm on Saturday, September 8.

Click here to learn more.

Sep 9

Drive Electric Victoria

Date: Sunday, September 9

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00pm

Location: University of Victoria

Lot #10 3800 Finnerty Rd, Victoria ( Google map )

Cost to attend:

Free

Drive Electric a free event to bring together existing electric vehicle owners and community members who are interested in learning about them. They will address the benefits and challenges.

Click here to learn more.

Sep 9

24th Annual Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields

Date: Sunday, September 9

Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Location: UBC Farm

3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver ( Google map )

Cost to attend:

$15-950

Tickets:

Click here

Feast of Fields is a wandering gourmet harvest festival that highlights the connections between farmers and chefs, field and table, and between farm folks and city folks. With a wine glass and linen napkin in hand, you'll stroll across a farmers field, traveling from tent to tent (sometimes through the barn, past the tractor or around the chicken coop) listening to live music, and tasting gourmet creations from some of BC's top chefs, bakers, food artisans, vintners, brewers, distillers and other beverage producers.

Click here to learn more.

Sep 10-13

TCLIP Tri-Cities Newcomer Employment Week

Date: Monday, September 10 – Thursday, September 13

Time: Varies

Location: Various locations in the Tri-cities )

Cost to attend:

Free

Tickets:

Register here

TCLIP in partnership with Vancity will host the Tri-cities first Newcomer Employment Week, the week of September 10th, 2018. With over 30 employment-related activities throughout the week, newcomers have the opportunity to connect with service providers and employers, expand their professional network and reach their employment goals.

Vancity is proud to present the following workshops:

- Small Business and Startup Loans / September 10th, 2:00 – 3:30 @ Coquitlam Public Library Learn about available resources in starting your own business, such as financing for small business startups, small loans for qualified individuals to purchase professional/ trade tools, & how to prepare your business for financing.

- Resume and Interview Skills: An Employer’s Perspective / September 11th, 9:30 -10:30 @ Port Moody Rec Centre Vancity recruiters will share their tips on how to get your resume noticed, how to have a successful interview & what to expect in Canadian workplaces

- Self-help through the Cooperative Enterprise Model / September 12th, 3:00 – 4:30 @ Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex Cooperatives are businesses that are owned and democratically controlled by their members and focus on providing the goods, services, and/or employment those members need. Learn more about the cooperative model & resources available.

For the full list of workshops or to register click here.

Sep 12

A Silent Transformation + Vancity Impact Talk

Date: Wednesday, September 12

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: Vancity Theatre

1181 Seymour St, Vancouver ( Google map )

Cost to attend:

$13

Tickets:

Click here

This is a film about the transformative power of the co-operative enterprise model. The co-operative movement was built by people who took on the responsibility for their collective well being in the face of government neglect, economic exclusion and cultural discrimination.

A Silent Transformation sets out to explore the innovative self-help efforts of different communities across the Province of Ontario. By addressing their needs collectively they are helping to regain the radical vision of co-operation. In these communities are the seeds of economic democracy, global solidarity, and a new popular movement to transform society.

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.

Click here to learn more.

Sep 12

Estate Planning Seminar

Date: Wednesday, September 12

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: McGill Library

4595 Albert Street, Burnaby ( Map )

Cost to attend:

Free

At this seminar, we'll discuss, estate and personal planning documents, what is probate, what are trusts and when can they be beneficial, and planning to avoid potential financial abuse.

Guest Speaker: Linda Dear, B.A., LLB, Estate Planning Consultant, Vancity sustainable Wealth Management

Space is limited so please RSVP by Wednesday, September 5,2018. Call 604.299.8955 or visit our branch to reserve your seat. To register online, visit www.bpl.bc.ca/locations-hours/mcgill

Sep 15

Korean Community days

Date: Saturday, September 15

Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: North Road “Koreatown” Community

4501 North Road, Burnaby ( Google map )

Cost to attend:

Free

This neighborhood celebration is about showcasing the Korean Culture. It is expanding this year and including the shops and business across from North Road. Its is family & pet friendly. There are lots of booths showcasing their business’s with games and food for everyone.

Sep 15

Fraser Valley Wellness Expo

Date: Saturday, September 15

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Matsqui Centential Civic Plaza

32315 S Fraser Way Abbotsford ( Google map )

Cost to attend:

Free

We are seeking likeminded wellness based small business from the Fraser Valley area to join us in a day of “wellness” open to the community to showcase products and services. This is a family friendly fun filled day of demonstrations and presentations. An open-air environment. A chance for the public to meet you and your business. We are limiting the participants and want to create “shop local” vibe.

Learn more.

Sep 19

My Local Business' Impact in my Community!

Date: Wednesday, September 19

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Vancity Burnaby Heights community branch

4302 E Hastings St ( Google map )

Cost to attend:

Free

RSVP:

Visit the Vancity Brentwood community branch at 106-1901 Tosser Ave #106, Burnaby or call the branch at 604.877.7433

Business mixer to learn about LOCO BC's Impact Assessment program that will be free for 5 businesses. The program assesses the impact a business contributes towards in their own communities. Each of the businesses will have marketing / promo collateral to share with their communities the positive work they make in their own backyard. Businesses attending will decide on an October workshop date.

Sep 22

Mission Shred-a-thon

Date: Sunday, September 23

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Vancity Mission community branch

150-32555 London Ave ( Google map )

Cost to attend:

Free but donations are encouraged

Our annual Shred Event with all proceeds going to SARA for Women Society. Urban Impact will be on site shredding documents by donation, Mission RCMP will be here to talk about identity theft and fraud protection, Save On Foods will be selling hot dogs chips and pops with all proceeds going to SARA for Women Society.

Sep 23

Langley Community BC Rivers Day Festival

Date: Sunday, September 23

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Derek Doubleday Arborteum

21200 Fraser Hwy, Langley Twp ( Google map )

Cost to attend:

Free

Kick off WaterWeeks 2018 at this family friendly, festival to celebrate water and nature! Featuring live musical performances by Bobs and LoLo, Tony Prophet and the TaDa Lady. FREE BBQ lunch, interactive displays and activity booths including a costume parade, wildlife displays, birdfeeder building, gold panning, climbing wall and so much more! Ride your bike and receive valet parking! Free admission, no registration required.

Sep 29

Collingwood Shred-a-thon

Date: Saturday, September 29

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Collingwood

3417 Euclid Avenue, Vancouver ( Google map )

Cost to attend:

Free but donations are encouraged.

Join the Collingwood community branch to shred your old documents and protect yourself from identity theft and fraud.

Sep 30

PumpkinFest 2018

Date: Sunday, September 30

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: West Vancouver Community Centre

2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver ( Google map )

Cost to attend:

Free

West Vancouver Community Centre family friendly community day. Community comes together to enjoy farm animals, old fashioned games, artisan market, Home & Harvest competition, watch police & firemen demonstrations, participate in free swimming, gymnastics and skating, enjoyed local food vendors and listened to fantastic local talent.

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.