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.

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* Any events with an asterisk will be contest enabled. Members and non-members will be able to enter our contests for a chance to win UNINTERRUPTED VIP tickets and $10,000.

On-going

Shred-a-thons

Date : Various dates/time/locations

Cost to attend : By donation

For a full listing of event dates click here

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

Donations will go to various community partners.

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On-going

UNINTERRUPTED

Date: Wednesday, June 28th – Saturday, September 30th

Time: 10:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Location:

Coopers Park
1020 Marinaside Crescent ( Google map )

Cost to Attend: None

Vancity is celebrating our 70th anniversary this year and one of our key member and staff engagement opportunities is with an upcoming partnership we have with Canada Wild Productions Ltd. We are a presenting sponsor of UNINTERRUPTED, a 30-minute cinematic spectacle that will project the story of the wild Pacific salmon migration beneath the Cambie Street Bridge. This cinematic art installation stature will digitally transform the almost one kilometer undersurface of the city bridge into a BC river to explore the connection between nature and our urban environments.

To celebrate with our members, Vancity is hosting four 70A VIP celebration events once a month during the screenings. The VIP nights will take place on Friday, June 30th; Friday, July 21st; Friday, August 11th; and Friday, September 8th. We are also giving a chance for our members to win tickets to an exclusive VIP experience at UNINTERRUPTED that includes access to prime seating, special 70th anniversary themed gifts, and yummy treats. Tickets can be won through our blog, social media channels, and by visiting a Vancity booth at one of our local community events this summer.

Jul 1- Jul 3

Golden Spike Days*

Date: Saturday, July 01 – Monday, 03, 2017

Time: Varies throughout the weekend

Location:

Rocky Point Park, 2800 Murray Street, Port Moody, BC (Google map)

Cost to attend : None

The festival is the largest annual festival held in Port Moody. Vancity is assisting in making this event a zero waste event and hopes to have a larger presence that previous years.

Come visit us at the Vancity Tent and play our Salmon Toss Game on July 01 and July 02 and enter to win a $10,000.00 prize/ and/ or a VIP experience to UNINTERRUPTED. Ask any of our Vancity Staff at the event to sign up.

Click here to learn more about UNINTERRUPTED.

Lean more about Golden Spike Days here.

*Volunteers needed: please contact Deep Purewal for details

Jul 4- Aug 24

Get Rooted Youth Leadership Program

Date: Tuesday, July 04 – August 24, 2017

Time: This program run twice a week from July 4 to August 24, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Location:

5900 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, BC

(Google map)

Cost to attend : None

Get Rooted is a Youth Leadership Program organized by the Richmond Food Security Society in cooperation with Vancity as one of their supporters. This is an opportunity for youth ages 16-25 to network with industry professionals and receive master classes on food security, social justice and environmental sustainability. You will gain meaningful volunteer hours and support local food security initiatives and families in Richmond.

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Jul 6- Jul 15

Indian Summer Festival

Date: Thursday, July 06 – July, 15, 2017

Time: Various times

Location:

Various locations

Cost to attend : Varies

2017 marks the 7th year of the Indian Summer Festival, with social justice as a theme woven in throughout the series of events. It allows access to dialog across the community, regardless of culture or social class. A “quirky but rigorous” series of events will lead to conversations to allow for spaces to look at the global environment.

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Jul 7

South Burnaby Financial Literacy Seminar

Date: Friday, July 07, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm– 2:30 pm

Location:

5064 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC

(Google map)

Cost to attend : None

Join the South Burnaby community branch for a financial literacy seminar. At this seminar you’ll learn:

  • What credit history is
  • Credit score challenges and how to build a good one
  • Bankruptcy and credit counselling

Space is limited, so please RSVP by Thursday, July 6, 2017. Email Jennifer_dalziel@vancity.com or jack_wedge@vancity.com or call (604) 877-7173 and ask for Jen or Jack.

Jul 8

Khatsahlano*

Date: Saturday, July 08, 2017

Time: 11:00 am– 9:00 pm

Location:

West 4th Ave, between Burrard and MacDonald, Vancouver, BC

(Google map)

Cost to attend : None

Created with love in 2011 by the members of the Kitsilano West 4th Avenue Business Association, Khatsahlano, features multiple stages showcasing more than 50 of Vancouver’s top musical performers as well as the eclectic work of local artisans and street performers. This 10-block street fair, spanning from Burrard to MacDonald Street also features a wide variety of food options, bustling patios, giveaways, and special activities!

Come visit us at the Vancity Tent and play our Salmon Toss Game and enter to win a $10,000.00 prize/ and/ or a VIP experience to UNINTERRUPTED. Ask any of our Vancity Staff at the event to sign up.

Click here to learn more about UNINTERRUPTED.

Learn more about Khatsahlano.

*Volunteers needed: please contact Connelyn Villanueva for details

Jul 8

Everything Marpole

Date: Saturday, July 08, 2017

Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location:

8615 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC

(Google map)

Cost to attend : None

All Marpole services and organizations will come together to show case the groups that's making the lives of Marpolians better.

Come check out everything local from baby and child programs, health care, community gardening, faith and immigrant services, Indigenous communities, literacy and seniors programming and other local societies.

The Marpole community branch will be engaging with community with fun activities, including face painting!

Jul 8

Sunrise Summer Kickoff*

Date: Saturday, July 08, 2017

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location:

2500 Franklin Street, Vancouver, BC

(Google map)

Cost to attend : None

Each year, Hastings North BIA and Hastings Sunrise CPC team up to organize a community event, that’s grown to become one of the biggest street festivals in East Van. Held in the Sunrise Square Parking Lot (2500 Franklin St), this free community event includes, live performances, delicious food, face painting, pony rides and street hockey for kids (over 260 kids took part last year).

Come visit us at the Vancity Tent and play our Salmon Toss Game and enter to win a $10,000.00 prize/ and/ or a VIP experience to UNINTERRUPTED. Ask any of our Vancity Staff at the event to sign up.

Click here to learn more about UNINTERRUPTED.

Learn more about the Sunrise Summer Kickoff

Jul 9

Car Free Day Commercial Drive*

Date: Sunday, July 09, 2017

Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location:

1675 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC

(Google map)

Cost to attend : None

Car Free Day stretches across 15 blocks featuring amazing local artisans, musicians, community activities, delicious food, tons of entertainment and activities for all ages. As the place that Car Free Day began, Commercial Drive stays true to its grassroots beginnings and the story behind the festival.

Come visit us at the Vancity Tent and play our Salmon Toss Game and enter to win a $10,000.00 prize/ and/ or a VIP experience to UNINTERRUPTED. Ask any of our Vancity Staff at the event to sign up.

Click here to learn more about UNINTERRUPTED.

*volunteers needed : please contact Caterina Spinelli for details

Jul 11

How To Raise Money Without Giving up Equity

Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location:

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

#1200-200 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC,

(Google map)

Cost to attend : $10

Looking to raise some capital but perhaps not keen on giving away equity? Looking for more than just the cheque? Or perhaps your business isn't suited for venture funding? Fear not, there's now a multitude of other resources that we can tap into.

Join us on Tuesday, July 11th for an interactive evening of activities, discussion, and networking. Familiarize yourself with the wealth of non-dilutive funding and non-traditional support options available locally for startups in the early and growth stages, and how best to tap into them. Learn how to successfully get the funding and support you need from our panel of experts.

RSVP here and click to learn more

Jul 13

Giro Di Burnaby

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Time: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Location:

4302 Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

(Google map)

Cost to attend : None

This is our 10 year anniversary of the Giro Di Burnaby where cyclists from all over the world will race on Hastings Street. The Burnaby HUB members will also be present at the event sharing information on cycling. The HUB is a member- based non profit organization that strive to remove barriers to cycling and improve the quality of our communities, health, the environment, and local economies.

Find out more about the Giro Di Burnaby here

Jul 16

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon*

Date: Sunday, July 16, 2017

Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location:

Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC

(Google map)

Cost to attend : None

With over 30 years of history, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation's annual Walk with the Dragon has a reputation of being BC's largest family scenic walk and festival. Each year, over 13,000 individuals including 600 teams participate in a 3km or 7km panoramic walk along the seawall of Stanley Park.

Come visit us at the Vancity Tent and play our Salmon Toss Game and enter to win a $10,000.00 prize/ and/ or a VIP experience to UNINTERRUPTED. Ask any of our Vancity Staff at the event to sign up.

Click here to learn more about UNINTERRUPTED.

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*volunteers needed : please contact Grace Wong for details

Jul 22

Uptown Live Street Festival*

Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location:

Westminster Centre, 511 Sixth St, New Westminster, BC

(Google map)

Cost to attend : None

Uptown Live is scheduled to begin at 12:00pm and will run until 9:00pm. There are 3 Main Stages and one Kids’ Stage with continuous live performances throughout the afternoon and evening. The final one-hour stage performance featuring The Boom Booms is scheduled for 9:00pm.

Come visit us at the Vancity Tent and play our Salmon Toss Game and enter to win a $10,000.00 prize/ and/ or a VIP experience to UNINTERRUPTED. Ask any of our Vancity Staff at the event to sign up.

Click here to learn more about UNINTERRUPTED.

Learn More about Uptown Live Street Festival

Jul 28- Jul 30

Alert Bay Seafest*

Date: Friday, July 28, 2017

Time :

July 28, 9:00 am – July 30, 3:00 pm

Location:

30 Maple Road, Alert Bay, BC

(Google map)

Cost to attend : None

Seafest is a 3 day festival that takes over the picturesque waterfront of downtown Alert Bay, BC. It's held the 4th weekend of July ~ every year!

Come visit us at the Vancity Tent and play our Salmon Toss Game and enter to win a $10,000.00 prize/ and/ or a VIP experience to UNINTERRUPTED. Ask any of our Vancity Staff at the event to sign up.

Click here to learn more about UNINTERRUPTED.

Learn More on the Alert Bay Seafest.

Jul 29 – Jul 30

Caribbean Day’s Festival*

Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017

Time :

July 29, 10:00 am – July 30, 7:00 pm

Location:

560 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC

(Google map)

Cost to attend : None

It is the 30th Anniversary for the Caribbean Festival!

Join and enjoy the music, entertainment and food! It’s the cornerstone of an entire Summer Series of Events presented by Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of B.C.

Come visit us at the Vancity Tent and play our Salmon Toss Game and enter to win a $10,000.00 prize/ and/ or a VIP experience to UNINTERRUPTED. Ask any of our Vancity Staff at the event to sign up.

Click here to learn more about UNINTERRUPTED.

Learn more about Caribbean Day’s.

*volunteers needed : please contact Carmelina Tropeano for details

Aug 10

Richmond Society for Community Living Annual Family Picnic

Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location:

Brighouse Park
7000 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, BC

(Google map)

Cost to attend : None

Richmond Society for Community Living (RSCL) host the Annual Family Picnic that invites the individuals and families that they support, together with Board Members, staff and community partners for a relaxing afternoon BBQ.

Come visit us at the Vancity Tent and play our Salmon Toss Game and enter to win a $10,000.00 prize/ and/ or a VIP experience to UNINTERRUPTED. Ask any of our Vancity Staff at the event to sign up.

Click here to learn more about UNINTERRUPTED.

Sep 9

Back-Pack to School*

Date: Saturday, September 09, 2017

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location:

20 -02991 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam, BC

(Google map)

Cost to attend : None

Come join us for our school supplies drive for elementary schools in the tri-cities area. The start of a semester means purchasing school supplies, and this could be an expensive time for some. Let’s empower the peoples in our communities and support low income families, and provide equal opportunities for every child!

Come visit our Vancity Tent and play our Salmon Toss Game and enter to win a $10,000.00 prize/ and/ or a VIP experience to UNINTERRUPTED. Ask any of our Vancity Staff at the event to sign up.

Click here to learn more about UNINTERRUPTED.

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.