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Affordable housing proposal for gay and lesbian seniors receives grant funding

Alex Sangha
Nov 28th, 2012
Dignity House has received a $20,000.00 grant from the Vancity Community Foundation.  Dignity House is a proposal to build affordable housing for LGBT seniors and allies in Vancouver.

Dignity House is also the recipient of the Preventing the Threat of Homelessness Investment in the amount of $15,000.00 from the BC Ideas Competition.  This investment was part of an online province wide competition which attracted 466 entries from 82 communities.  For more information on the BC Ideas Competition and all the winners check out  

Friends, allies, and supporters of Dignity House also donated approximately $2,000.00 recently for the project largely through promotion on social media.

Erin Ireland’s sweet entry wins over "Rodelle Challenge"

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Jan 20th, 2012

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Rodelle has announced a winner of its international ‘Rodelle Challenge’ contest is local woman Erin Ireland.

Ireland, local food reporter and known for her infamous ‘It’s To Die For Banana Bread’ has not only been awarded the title of Rodelle Challenge Winner for 2011, but will enjoy a new KitchenAid® Mixer and year-long supply of Rodelle Baking Ingredients.

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Rodelle challenge: win a year-long supply of baking products and a KitchenAid

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Sep 12th, 2011

Rodelle, the highly regarded brand of premier baking essentials, including Dutch Baking Cocoa - has announced its second annual ‘Rodelle Challenge’ to inspire consumers to make the most of their inner baker this holiday season. Rodelle celebrates the passion and experience of baking by inviting people to share their best, worst or funniest baking moment.  

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Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day: buy an ice cream, help a child

Anja Konjicanin
Aug 11th, 2011

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Buy a Blizzard Treat, support the kids. Today marks Dairy Queen's ninth Miracle Treat Day. Since 1984, DQ has raised over $86 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

DQ operators have agreed to donate a minimum of $1 per Blizzard sold, although many owners choose to go above and beyond that commitment. 

To find a DQ location near you, click here.

Business gets innovative lift at Hollyhock

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Jul 26th, 2011

Where do Peter Robinson (Mountain Equipment Co-Op), Nina Utne (Utne Reader) and Terry McBride (Nettwerk Music Group) reveal their business secrets? At Hollyhock, Canada’s Leading Lifelong Learning Centre, where the annual Social Venture Institute (SVI) is a ticket in high demand, selling out every year.

Joel Solomon, SVI founder, President of Renewal Partners and Board Chair of Hollyhock, says part of the goal of SVI is to bring together both non-profit organizations and progressive entrepreneurs to share their challenges with peers and come away with solutions.

 “The SVI has a social impact – helping to change the world by creating products and services that are solutions for what’s needed for resilience in the future,” says Solomon, “We address how we’re going to convert our current economy to a kinder, gentler, more effective one with a lighter footprint.”

Food processing and manufacturing CEOs gather in Vancouver over health and safety

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Jul 22nd, 2011

The CEOs and senior executives of the food processing and manufacturing industries in BC will be getting together in Vancouver Oct. 27 to discuss health and safety and chart a way forward towards a safer, healthier and more socially responsible industry.

“Health and safety are issues these industries take very seriously and with changes in the marketplace industry leaders feel it is time to establish a set of higher standards and meet them,” says Lisa McGuire, Executive Director of FIOSA-MIOSA,  Safety Alliance of BC.

FIOSA-MIOSA, which is sponsoring the conference, is a not-for-profit industry organization that seeks to set industry standards for health and safety as well as address challenges and opportunities specific to food and beverage processing and manufacturing.

The Alliance was established by industry leaders in December 2007, (originally called the BC Food Processors Health and Safety Council), to help reduce injuries and claims costs industry-wide, and to exchange information about how this can be achieved.  

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