Fall is here, and the best way to make the most of the new season is to check out some of the awesome September events in Vancouver and Victoria.  There’s something for everyone!

Here are the Vancouver and Victoria events that you don’t want to miss this September.

Vic Slam Team Presents: A Light in the Dark Fundraiser

Monday, September 3 | 7:00 pm – 11:00 PM @ Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street, Victoria, BC

Featuring poetry, dance and special guests this show is a celebration and conversation of the importance of respect, diversity, inclusion, and community. All proceeds go to the Vic Slam Team in support of their journey to the 2018 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. For more information click here.

Somalia Refugee Fundraising Dinner 

Thursday, September 6 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm @  Greater Victoria Public Library, 735 Broughton Street, Victoria, BC

Help support Marwo Abdi’s family, who are originally from Somalia, currently residing st a refugee camp in Uganda and hoping to settle in Canada. Funds from this dinner event will go to the Kalmo Refugee Support Group‘s application to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program and help facilitate the reunion of the Abdi family. For more information click here.

Our Community Bikes/PEDAL’s 25th Anniversary Big Spanky Do 

Friday, September 7 | 8:00 pm @ Red Gate, 1965 Main Street, Vancouver, BC

Join Our Community Bikes in a night of live DJ’s, dancing, games, prizes, raffle, drinks, live performances and cool bike stuff in support of Pedals for the People. For more information, click here.

Paddle for Health

Saturday, September 8 | 8:30 am – 2:30 pm @ Willows Beach, Oak Bay, Victoria, BC 

Enjoy a beautiful morning of relaxed paddling, followed by a delicious BBQ lunch. No previous paddling experience is required. All funds raised go to the Island Kids Cancer Association. For more information click here.

Bicycle Trek for Life & Breath 2018

Saturday, September 8 – Sunday, September 9 | 8:00 am–5:00 pm @ Hazelmere Campground , 18843 8 Ave, Surrey, BC

The annual Bicycle Trek for Life & Breath is an exhilarating 2 day, 200 km ride along the rural roads of Fraser Valley, with all proceeds going to the BC Lung Association. For more information click here.

Coquitlam Crunch Diversity Challenge

Saturday, September 8 | 8:00 am @ Coquitlam Crunch Trail, 1248 Lansdowne, Coquitlam, BC

With the 9th annual Coquitlam Crunch Diversity Challenge you can get in some exercise, see how fast you can climb 437 stairs, or take your time with the family-friendly recreational walk. All proceeds support the Coquitlam Foundation Diversity Fund and the Dogwood Seniors Society Nothin’ Dragon Masters dragon boat team and their community programs. For more information click here.

BC SPCA Paws for a Cause  

Sunday September 9 | 10:00 am @ David Lam Park, Vancouver, BC

Sunday September 9 | 11:00 am  @ Sullivan Park, Surrey, BC 

Sunday September 9 | 10:00 am @ Dallas Road at Cook St, Victoria, BC

Register to walk as an individual or a team and start fundraising today to help the BC SPCA’s fight against animal cruelty.  For more information click here.

Solidarity Cycle

Sunday, September 9 | 9:00 am–6:30 pm @ Whitecliff, 15501 – 16th Ave, Surrey, BC

Join a fundraising cycle ride from White Rock to Yarrow and cycle either 100 km on your own, or 50 km as a team of 2. Proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation in support of African grandmothers caring for children orphaned by AIDS. For more information click here.

2018 Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields

Sunday, September 9 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ UBC Farm, 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver, BC

Taste, sip and enjoy local, zero waste creations from more than 50 of British Columbia’s best food and beverage providers, while enjoying live music, silent auction and the beautiful outdoors! All in support of FarmFolk CityFolk’s annual local food celebration and fundraiser. For more information click here.

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Vancouver Parkinson SuperWalk 

Sunday, September 9 | 9:00 am @ Ceperley Park, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC

Take part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk, the most important provincial and national awareness and fundraising event for Parkinson Society British Columbia. Register, fund raise and help Parkinson Society BC  invest in research and continue to provide essential programs and services to the 13,000 individuals and their families who live with Parkinson’s disease in BC. For more information click here

Walk to End Social Isolation 

Sunday, September 9 | 10:00 am – 1:30 pm @ Arbutus Greenway, Vancouver, BC

One in four Canadians feel socially isolated due to language barriers, poor health, depression, poverty, mental health, transportation or personal connectivity. Join Beyond the Conversation in their walk to end social isolation. For more information, click here.

22nd Annual MS Golf Challenge

Monday, September 10 | 6:30 am–8:30 pm @ Tsawwassen Springs Golf, 5133 Springs Blvd, Tsawwassen, BC

The MS Golf Challenge includes lunch, dinner, silent auction, contests, prizes and, of course, a great round of golf. Register now and start fundraising for the MS Society of Canada. For more information click here.

Easter Seals Drop Zone 

Tuesday, September 11 | CIBC Building 1175 Douglas St, Victoria, BC

Friday, September 14 | Guinness Tower, 1055 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

Start fundraising now for your chance to rappel down the side of a building! Proceeds support Easter Seals House in Vancouver, which provides a low cost place to stay for more than 100 parents and children every night, and Easter Seals Camps, which offers week-long fully accessible camping experiences for individuals with disabilities.  For more information click here.

Victoria Hospice Shred-a-Thon

Saturday, September 15 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Hillside Centre Parking Lot, 1644 Hillside Rd, Victoria, BC

Start Fall off right by clearing out all those old documents like outdated tax files, old cheques, bank statements, pay stubs, receipts, credit card offers, medical information, and bills safely and confidentially at the Shred-a-thon. Suggested donation price is $10 per box of papers and all proceeds go to Victoria Hospice. For more information click here.

Under Amour Eastside 10K

Saturday, September 15 | 8:30 am @ Downtown Eastside,  Vancouver, BC

Enjoy an exciting 10 km course that rolls through the heart of Vancouver’s Eastside, showcasing the historic east end of Vancouver as it runs through parts of Gastown, Chinatown, and East Vancouver. Proceeds support the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, PHS Community Services Society, and the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. For more information click here.

2018 Delta Firefighters’ Harvest Festival 

Saturday, September 15 | 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm @ Greystone Stables, 6085 64 St, Ladner, BC

Join the Delta Firefighters Charitable Society for a night of dinner, dancing, casino, auctions, and live music. Proceeds from this year’s festival will support the Delta Connex program, which provides community support for families of children with complex developmental disorders. For more information click here.

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Canuck Place Adventure Race  

Sunday, September 16, 8:00 am–12:30 pm @ Jericho Beach Park East, 3941 Point Grey Road, Vancouver, BC

Join in The Canuck Place Adventure Race: The Race for Courage. Sign up as an individual or a team and experience the best of the west coast featuring a 15 km mountain bike, 6 km trail run, as well as a fun obstacle course. Kids can enjoy the Canuck Place Adventure Race in their own custom course. All proceeds support Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. For more information click here.

VOKRA Walk for the Kitties

Sunday, September 16 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Jericho Beach, 1300 Discovery, Vancouver, BC

Register, fund raise and walk this fun, 5 km course in support of the Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association’s mission to end cat overpopulation and homelessness. For more information click here.

MAC Richmond Presents: Viva La Fabulous

Sunday, September 16 | 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm @ The Canadian Brewhouse & Grill, 4755 Mcclelland Road, Richmond, BC

Come out and join the MAC Richmond team to support those affected by HIV/AIDS through the MAC Aids Fund.  For more information click here.
Meatless Meetup for the Vancouver Humane Society

Monday, September 17 | 6:45 pm @ Po Kong Vegetarian Restaurant, 1334 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC

Support the Vancouver Humane Society’s Meatless Monday campaign by enjoying a delicious, Chinese, vegan meal for only $18 per person. Register in advance to ensure your seat! For more information click here.

Boys and Girls Club – 2018 Club House Gala

September 20 | 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 W. Georgia, Vancouver, BC 

The Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC work to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life. Support their efforts by enjoying a night of entertainment, comedy and heartwarming stories form the kids. For more information click here.

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Backpack Buddies FOOD4THOUGHT 5.0

Thursday, September 20 | 6:30 pm @Admiral Seymour Elementary School, 1130 Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC

The Backpack Buddies 5th annual fundraiser features live music and a delicious meal by some of Vancouver’s top chefs, with all proceeds going to provide backpacks full of food for the weekend to school children in metro Vancouver. For more information click here.

Harvest on the Harbour: A Night Under the Stars

Friday, September 21 | 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm @ the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa, 100 Harbour Road, Victoria, BC.

Come support the BC Children’s Hospital with an evening of dinner, dancing, auctions, and entertainment by a live band. For more information, click here.

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The West Fine Art Show 

September 21 – 23 @ 

The 8th Annual West Fine Art Show features the work of eighteen artists who offer breathtaking interpretations of our Western Canada lifestyle. The three day event offers the opportunity to meet and speak with each artist and partial proceeds from all art sales support the Langley Hospice Society. For more information click here.

The Land Conservancy AGM & Mad Hatter Tea Party

Saturday, September 22 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Windsor Pavilion, 2451 Windsor Rd, Oak Bay, Victoria, BC  

Join The Land Conservancy for tea and delicacies down the rabbit hole. Costumes are encouraged! Both live and silent auctions will raise funds to support The Land Conservancy’s efforts in protecting important wetlands, riparian areas, forests, greenbelts and habitat for BC species. For more information click here.

The UrbaCity Challenge
Sunday, September 23 | 8:00 am – 2:30 pm @ Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC 

Create your team, register and start collecting pledges to compete in  this unique urban adventure race where teams compete in a free-form course, deciding their own route and completing unique challenges along the way. Proceeds support the Island Prostate Centre. For more information click here.

Pendray Farms Corn Maze fundraiser for Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank

Saturday, September 29 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Pendray Farms, 9537  West Saanich Rd, Saanich, BC

Bring your non-perishable food and cash donations in support of the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank and enjoy a fun filled day of activities and fun in the 6 kilometres of the Pendray Farms maze. An on-site donation will allow 1 child per family free entrance to the maze for the day. For more information click here.

Food Rescue Chef Challenge

Saturday, September 29 | 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm @ Food Security Distribution Centre, 808b Viewfield Rd, Victoria, BC

Come judge delicious culinary creations in this year’s Food Rescue Chef Challenge. Hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Victoria and including live and silent auctions, all proceeds will be matched by the Victoria Foundation in support of the Food Rescue Project. For more information click here.Image result for food rescue chef challenge

Ride for Refuge

Saturday, September 29 | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm @ Saanich Community Church, 4566 West Saanich Rd, Saanich, BC

The Ride for Refuge is a family-friendly cycling and walking fundraiser that supports charities who provide refuge and hope for displaced, vulnerable and exploited people everywhere. Create your team, choose your charity, and get fundraising! For more information click here.

Mingler at the Mills

Saturday, September 29 | 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm @ Tsawwassen Mills, Promo Court, Entry 3, 5000 Canoe Pass Way

Tantalize your taste buds and benefit children with special needs in Delta, Surrey and Langley. Elegant Milestones appetizers, micro-brewery, premium wine and spirit tastes will be served at Tsawwassen Mills accompanied by jazz from Gabriel Mark Hasselbach. Proceeds support programs at Reach Child and Youth Development Society. Get your tickets here.

Stand Up Comedy Super Show

Sunday, September 30 | 8:30 pm – 10:10 pm @ Kino Cafe, 3456 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC

Enjoy a night full of laughs, prizes and stand up comedy with all proceeds going to the BC Cancer Foundation. For more information click here.

 

 

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