Ethical Gift Fairs, Wiring our Social Economy, 4Funds and much more

Hola, a todos.

The bees are looking forward to this weekend of positive, fun and inclusive activities including events that we are hosting or helping out at. And with the holidays coming many are interested in ethical gifts - so feel free to avoid the malls and support our LOCAL amaJING artists and food artisans at the various gift fairs around town!
Nos Vemos,
Ajay (the Masala Bee)
on behalf of Lorien Henson (the Queen Bee) and Steve Williams (the Honey Bee)

Sat Dec 4 | W2 Storyeum | $20 (or come volunteer!)
Honey Bee Steve is behind this day for discovery and connection. For tapping into the energy of social entrepreneurs and sharing the wisdom of experienced change agents. For getting out of our silos and our comfort zones. Are you up for it? This event is about wiring in all senses of the word, not just the internet, intranets, or social media, but also the connections that must be made to create real relationships with people who care about causes. 

2. 4Funds: Refresh Vancouver $100 / 100 min Do GOOD event
Thu Dec 2 | Canvas Lounge | $20 donation
4Funds is an experiment to find out how creative four people can be when given $100 dollars and 100 minutes to change the world. 4Funds is presented by our good friend Dev Aujla (DreamNow), the Pepsi Refresh Project and the Millennium Network. The Masala Bee Ajay is also helping out at this event and it is an event not to be missed.
Dec 4 | Chapel Arts | FREE
It's a holiday shopping market featuring the best of locally owned Strathcona-area businesses. Produced by LoCo and with great vision and hard work by Amy Robinson Own Your Own promotes the best of local clothing, decor, art and food from locally owned businesses.  Buy local and the money stays in the community. Queen Bee Lorien will at this event helping out.

Honorable Mentions

Fair Trade Vancouver's Holiday Showcase and 2010 Wrap Party: Performance Works | Dec 4 | FREE (our friend Jeff at Fairtrade Vancouver is putting this on and their are great ethical deals to be had!)

Epic Dance Party: So You Think You Can Wear (hot) Pants? 45WEST shared performing arts studio | Dec 4 | $10-15
Bad Christmas Sweater Fundraiser Party: Granville Island Brewery | Dec 3 | $25

Coming UP

Board of Change w/ David Helliwell (Pulse Energy): Mon Dec 6 | ING Direct Cafe | FREE
Net Tuesday w/ Group Buying & Analytics: Tues Dec 7 | W2 | FREE

People's Assembly for Climate Action: Dec 7 | SFU Harbor Centre | FREE
Green Drinks Holiday Party: Dec 7 | Steamworks Pub | 6:00 PM | Bring non-perishable

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