With pumpkin spice in the air, and the leaves beginning to change colour, October has officially arrived. Check out these October events in Vancouver and Victoria that you don’t want to miss out on!
#GiveItUp4Peace Launch Party
Monday, October 1st | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ The HiVE, Vancouver, BC
Join PeaceGeeks for a night of appies, beer, conservation and what they’re Giving Up for Peace. PeaceGeeks is a Vancouver-based nonprofit that builds tools to empower communities in the pursuit of peace. Tickets available by donation. For more information, click here.
Housing into Homes: A Fundraiser for Pacifica Housing
Wednesday, October 3rd | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Golden City Restaurant, Victoria, BC
Join Pacifica Housing for an evening of turning houses into homes. Enjoy a Chinese dinner while supporting building playgrounds for our low-income family housing complexes and the Peer Support Work Program. Tickets $150 or $1500 for a table of 10. For more information, click here.
Reproductive Health Fundraiser
Saturday, October 6th | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Legacy Art Gallery, Victoria, BC
Join the Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour (SNIWWOC) at the SNIWWOX Reproductive Health Fundraiser for a cocktail hour to raise funds and support programs, resources, and events. Tickets are $40. For more information, click here.
Raise the Roof for Shelter 2018
Friday, October 12th | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ John Fluevog Shoes, Victoria, BC
TP the Town 2018
Saturday, October 13th | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ John Fluevog Shoes, Victoria, BC
For the 4th year in a row, The Prodigy Group is organizing TP the Town Victoria. This is a unique charitable event aimed to collect thousands of rolls of toilet paper for families in need. For more information, click here.
Stack The Rack
Saturday, October 13th | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm @ Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, Vancouver, BC
John Montgomery Pizza Pigout, benefiting KidSport Victoria
Thursday, October 18th | 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Distrikt, Victoria, BC
Herstory in Focus
Thursday, October 18th | 6:30 pm @ Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Celebrate the strength and resilience of women in the community! Herstory in Focus brings friends of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre together, and raises support for their ongoing work. As the night’s highlight, women of the Centre perform a live fashion show as an expression of style and empowerment. For more information and to buy tickets, click here.
The Vegan Fall Dance (Animal Rescue Benefit)
Thursday, October 18th | 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm @ The Wise Hall, Vancouver, BC
Join The Vegan Fall Dance for a 1980’s Prom Theme with wild hair, 80’s outfits and amazing dance music. The Vegan Fall Dance is a fundraising event to support local Animal Rescuers in need of financial aid for medical bills for their new rescue companion. Tickets are $45. For more information, click here.
A Night to Inspire
Saturday, October 20th | 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm @ Centennial Square, Victoria BC
Attend this gala event to raise awareness and funds for InspireHealth, a not-for-profit Supportive Cancer Care organization. During the reception-style evening, you will be served exquisite food and beverages from local creators. For more information and to buy tickets, click here.
Light the Night
Saturday, October 20th | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Centennial Square, Victoria, BC
Light the Night is the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s (LLSC) annual walk and fundraising event. The funds raised will support vital cancer research, patient services and public education initiatives in the community. To register yourself, or create a team, click here.
Heart of the City Festival 2018
Saturday, October 24th – Sunday, November 4, 2018 | @ Various Locations, Vancouver, BC
The 15th annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival celebrates creative artists and activists who flourish in the heart of Vancouver. The twelve days features music, stories, songs, poetry, cultural celebrations, films, theatre, dance, spoken word, and much more. For more information, click here.
Art After Stroke
Thursday, October 25th | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, Vancouver, BC
Come and enjoy the 3rd annual Art After Stroke exhibit to celebrate incredible artwork by stroke survivors to raise awareness and funds for important stroke recovery programs in the community. Tickets are $30. For more information, click here.
2018 Adrian Oliver Memorial Run
Sunday, October 28th | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Deer Lake Park, Burnaby, BC
The sixth annual Adrian Oliver Memorial Run is a 5k or 10k race around Deer Lake Park in Burnaby, BC. This run is held in support of Honour House, a home away from home for first responders. Pre-registration is $25 a person. For information, click here.
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