Where are the EVL8 ticket proceeds going? We want YOU to decide where your money is going! Between March 19th and April 2nd, choose five charities/non-profits that will make it to the EVL8 donation short-list (the charities were all past EVL speakers). On April 2nd, we'll announce the finalists, and you can tweet your final choice. The charity/non-profit with the most votes gets the whole donation bucket!

Which five charities/non-profit organizations should make the final list for our ticket donation proceeds?

The charities/non-profit organizations are:

  • Pads4Girls
  • Free Geek Vancouver
  • Vancouver International Storytelling Festival
  • Fresh Roots Farm
  • Beauty Night
  • Multicultural Family Centre
  • Urban Ink Theatre
  • DTES Women's Centre
  • Potluck Catering Society
  • Carnival Band + Open Air Orchestra Society
  • BC Mobile Sauna Society
  • Project Limelight Society
  • Evergreen BC
  • Kindness Foundation

Click Here to Choose our Charity/Non-Profit Organization Finalists!

Thank you for your help! EVERY VOTE COUNTS and YOUR choice can make a difference!

Don't Have a Ticket?

It's still not too late! Go to www.eastvanlove8.eventbrite.com. For the month of March, pay only $5 per ticket, but in April the price goes up to $10 so get them quick!

Namaste!

Check out www.eastofmain.com for updates and more information. Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook. From your community friends, Ajay, Kimie, Mike, Ariella, Anita, Nicole and Evi (East of Main + This Is Vancity)

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EVL8

EastVanLove Vol. 8: Journey to Now Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 6-8pm Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema (SFU Woodwards 149 W Hastings St) + 8 - 10pm Networking Afterparty @ Charles Bar (136 W Cordova St)

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

On a daily basis, we walk among monuments, memorials and mementos, easily passing by historic landmarks and forgotten memories of a culturally diverse community. This #EastVanLove, we’re inviting you to come together and dig up the past with us while paying homage to the micronarratives that make up East Vancouver’s historic legacy.

Experience a collage of both adverse and uplifting stories that expose the honest authenticity of our young city. Join us in paying tribute to the deep ancestral memories of previous generations while also looking forward to what the future holds for East Vancouver.

DONATIONS For the month of March, EastVanLove 8 tickets will be sold at $5 a piece in support of a local charity organization. With 300 tickets available think of the impact we can make in our community! Grab your ticket now because in April, tickets jump to $10. Additional donations are welcome online or at the door. If you have any questions about donations please email ajpuri@gmail.com. Thanks!

What is a tweetup?

A tweetup is an event where people who tweet come together to hangout in person.

Who should attend?

Anyone who loves the vibrant East Vancouver community. Is your homestead outside of East Vancouver? Non-residents are welcome to attend too!

A little bit about #EastVanLove

This little #hashtag captured the collective spirit of the culture,community, and all things celebratory of East Vancouver. From the V6A to the V5S and beyond, #EastVanLove is a grassroots, cooperative organization of eager, like-minded citizens from all modes of expression and all blends of nationality.

Our mission is to grow both an online and offline permaculture of ideas, expression, and action around all things East Vancouver.

PRESENTERS:

EastVanLove's co-host of the night, from Heritage Vancouver, Michael Kluckner

SPEAKERS:

Vancouver is Awesome: Jason Vanderhill (@VIAwesome) or (@jmv)
Jason Vanderhill
Am Johal
John Atkin
Naveen Girn

And more!!!

Sponsors

Coming Soon!
Volume 8 is presented by:
Ariella Fong / @ariellafong Ajay Masala Puri / @masalapuri Anita Oh / @petitefoodie Kimie Ong / @kimieong
Nicolb Tai / @nicolb
Evi Vassious / @cosmopoliqueen

Michael Despotovic / @mikedespot Ketan Jogia / @KetanJogia

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EastVanLove Vol. 8: Journey to Now Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 6-8pm Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema (SFU Woodwards 149 W Hastings St) + 8 - 10pm Networking Afterparty @ Charles Bar (136 W Cordova St)

SAVE THE DATE AND GET YOUR TICKETS ON MARCH 5TH BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!

Ola, Shalom, As-salam Alaykum EastVanLovers!

On a daily basis, we walk among monuments, memorials and mementos, easily passing by historic landmarks and forgotten memories of a culturally diverse community. This #EastVanLove, we’re inviting you to come together and dig up the past with us. Let's come together as a community and pay homage to the stories that make up East Vancouver’s historic legacy.

Experience a collage of both adverse and uplifting stories that expose the honest authenticity of our young city. Join us in experiencing the deep ancestral memories of our previous generations while also looking forward to what the future holds for East Vancouver.

(excited? let us know: #EVL8)

Check out www.eastofmain.com for updates and more information.

Much love, Ajay, Kimie, Mike, Ariella, Anita, Nicole and Evi East of Main + This Is Vancity

Your East of Main Team — @eastvanlove | @masalapuri | @kimieong | @AriellaFong | @Cosmopoliqueen | @nicolb | @petitefoodie Your This Is Vancity Team — @ThisIsVancity | @mikedespot | @KetanJogia

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2012 was a spectacular year for spreading #EastVanLove. We had 4 great events which focused on a variety of topics important to us. It was held at 4 amazing locations, with wonderful hosts, and amazing and passionate speakers.

Check it out:

  • EastVanLove 5.0 - Food - March 2012 at Hai Phong [VIDEO]
  • EastVanLove 6.0 - Social Innovation - May 2012 at Calabash [VIDEO]
  • EastVanLove 6.5 - Music (& meet the EVL team) - September 2012 at Toby's [VIDEO]
  • EastVanLove 7.0 - Giving Back - December 2012 at East of Main Cafe [link]


Recap of #EASTVANLOVE Volume 7.0 - Giving Back

On a wonderful December evening, EastVanLove 7.0 was held at East of Main Café. Attendees were invited to share a small part of their holiday season and give a part of their heart to a non-profit organization. Featured non-profits include Project Limelight Society, The Kindness Foundation, and more!

The cozy gathering featured delicious food and drink specials from East of Main Café. The attendees were asked, "Why do you give?" Many responded/tweeted back their reasons.

"Why give? I give because I care. #EastVanLove" - @irvlau

"The earth and community need us. That's why I give. #EastVanLove" - @masalapuri

"Why give? Because we have all received. It is our responsibility to give back to one another and the earth. #eastvanlove" - @sandragarcia_pr

"@eastofMAINcafe givers gain. #EastVanLove" - @dennispang
"I like giving when it gets passed on and becomes a renewable resource #eastvanlove #EVL7" - @ethicalhustle
"Why I want to give: the more we pass on, the more we grow and help others grow. #interdependence #EVL7 #EastVanLove" - @sengsuriya
"Why give? share. And a Better understanding about the ppl around us. #eastvanlove" - @danixlim
"Giving is the mark of real humanity. #eastvanlove" - @englishcanuck
"I give to connect with people. We often take this simple, selfless act for granted. Sometimes, it OK to think with your heart. #EastVanLove" - @brendenchu

Brock Tully, from The Kindness Foundation, shared how kindness offers a sense of community. He mentioned that volunteering is giving from the heart. He was inspired to start the Kindness Concert after seeing the disconnected communities.

The second speaker, Helen Beyon, from Evergreen BC, showed us how Evergreen is great green initiative. Their initiative is to bring communities and nature together for the benefit of both and to create environmentally sustainable cities.

Next, Maureen Webb from Project Limelight Society and East of Main Café took the stage. The mandate for this restaurant is one of the reasons why customers love this place and recommend it to their friends. Project Limelight provides with healthy meals and snacks to their young participants. It is a free performing arts program for children in Vancouver's DTES and surrounding areas. Maureen teaches us that bravery, enthusiasm, and confidence is contagious.

Maureen then welcomed the Project Limelight students onto the stage. The students gave an amazing and heartwarming performance to the crowd.

After the performance was done, Brock Tully surprised the girls and told them that they will be performers for this year's Kindness Concert. Wow! Amazing!

Finally, everyone was encouraged to give back as part of #GiveYourHeart. They were instructed to jot down what they are willing to give on one side of the heart and on the other side, their contact info. After completing the hearts, they were posted on the wall. As the night wore on, more and more hearts filled the wall up.

For anyone that has completed the #GiveYourHeart tasks, they are rewarded wonderfully comfortable and light shoes from Native Shoes.

As 2012 was a wonderful year for spreading #EastVanLove, we look forward to spreading more for 2013!!

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Please come early, save a seat, and order your food/drinks before the program starts! 6pm             - Doors open 645pm-ish - Program starts: Speakers & Performers

  • Opening remarks - Ajay Puri (Co-Founder, EastofMain.com), Evi Vassious (Emcee)
  • Welcome by East of Main Cafe
  • Brock Tully, Kindness Foundation
  • Helen Beynon, Evergreen
  • Maureen Webb, Project Limelight
  • Project Limelight kids perform
  • Closing remarks, #GiveYourHeart

8pm-ish - till late - mingling, eating, drinking!

Got a ticket but unable to come? Email us so we can give your ticket to a lucky waitlister!

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