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DEC 5-6
Become a Certified Life Coach or Executive Coach:
This 2-day intensive will teach you everything you need to know to succeed. Only Certified Coaches Federation graduates earn the esteemed Certified Life Coach Practitioner designations. In Vancouver. 866-455-2155 or 403-389-1190.

DEC 6 & 19
Krishnamurti Vancouver Group
@ Vancouver Public Library, Board Breakout Room, 350 W. Georgia St. 1-5PM. Free video showing & dialogue!

Fracking up our Coast:
free town hall meeting with Guy Dauncey, Adam Olsen, Laurel Collins. 7:30PM, Shawnigan Lake Community Centre, #3-1760 Shawnigan Mill Bay Road (outside of Victoria). Speakers will discuss the overall need to divest from fossil fuel projects, specific concerns regarding this project, and alternatives for the future.

DEC 10
Human Rights Day:
Write a letter; change a life! Sign up for Amnesty International’s Write for Rights at However you participate, add your voice to the growing movement for justice and human rights.

DEC 11-13
Introduction to Foot Reflexology
commences Certificate Weekend Training Course. Introduction 7:30PM $10; Course $395 + GST. Pacific Institute of Reflexology (604) 875-8818

DEC 13
Transformation through Meditation:
FREE Intro Workshop – Jyoti (Inner Light) Meditation. 2PM, Meditation & Ecology Centre, 11011 Shell Rd., Richmond. For info or to register: Linda, 604-985-5840. Drop-ins welcome.

DEC 20-22
Introduction to Ear Reflexology
commences Certificate Weekend Training Course. Friday Introduction 7:30PM, $10; Course $395 + GST. Pacific Institute of Reflexology 604-875-8818,

DEC 21
Goddesses Never Age – Shamanic Workshop
Celebrating Crone Wisdom & Energy – receive the messages. 7-9:30pm, in Vancouver. By donation. Call Maggie: 604-805-1884.

From Crisis to Celebration:
7 Steps to a Real Relationship. With Duane and Catherine O’Kane, 7:30PM sharp. Unity of Vancouver, 5840 Oak @41st. Bring display ad this page for free entry.

FEB 12-14
The Wellness Show:
Helping You Find Balance – Exhibits, seminars, cooking, demos, prizes & more. Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Exhibit hall B&C. Event info: or 604-983-2794.

Free Info Sessions at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine,
Thursdays 2-4PM, Dec 10 & 17, 201-1508 W. Broadway, 604-731-2926.


Original World hosts handcrafted journeys to traditional cultures: Spirit of Myanmar Feb 5-16 & Sept 28-Oct 9. Bhutan Festivals Mar 23-Apr 4 & Sept 6-18. Treasures of Tibet Apr 4-16 & Sept 18-30. Soul of Sri Lanka Feb 10-23 & Nov 10-23. Info: (888) 367-6147

Ways to Make a Difference This Christmas

Covenant House Christmas Backpack Program: Covenant House needs donations of new clothes & toiletries for its annual backpack program for young people aged 16 to 24. The organization needs lots of men’s and women’s socks this year, as well as shaving cream, hoodies, umbrellas and hand warmers.

Greater Vancouver Food Bank Christmas Campaign: Change lives this Christmas! There are families in your community who are worried about food this winter. Make a gift to the Food Bank this Christmas & bring healthy food and a warm heart to help families enjoy the holidays this year.

Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre provides support to over 300 women, children and seniors every day, providing clothing, hot meals, computer access and toiletries in Vancouver’s poorest neighbourhood.

Family Services of Greater Vancouver Christmas Hamper Fund: Every year, FSGV collects donations for food and clothing for families and young people who have difficulty meeting their basic needs at Christmastime.

Give a Second Chance campaign: Donate to BCSPCA, the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals:

Homeless Partners Christmas Wish List: City coordinators with Homeless Partners interview homeless people in their communities, learn their stories and record two wish list items for the Christmas season. Their stories are posted on the website & donors choose which items they’d like to buy for the less fortunate.

Make a Wish Foundation Season of Wishes of BC and the Yukon spends most of the year making wishes come true for kids suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

The Salvation Army: Giving Hope Today – Fill the kettle and make a difference in someone’s life. Everyone is worthy of compassion and respect.

Vancouver Harbour Light operates four shelter facilities that provide 176 emergency shelter beds nightly and offers a safe place of refuge and support, trust and hope.

Walk Free: Help survivors of slavery rebuild their lives. Walk Free’s partner HAART Kenya is a key organization working exclusively on human trafficking issues and with survivors in Kenya. Donate at

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Toy Drive: this program works to ensure every patient and their siblings have presents on Christmas morning. Donate at