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. www.certifiedcoachesfederation.com
DEC 6 & 19
Krishnamurti Vancouver Group @ Vancouver Public Library, Board Breakout Room, 350 W. Georgia St. 1-5PM. Free video showing & dialogue! www.meetup.com/Krishnamurti-Vancouver-Group
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.
Human Rights Day: Write a letter; change a life! Sign up for Amnesty International’s Write for Rights at writeathon.ca However you participate, add your voice to the growing movement for justice and human rights.
Introduction to Foot Reflexology commences Certificate Weekend Training Course. Introduction 7:30PM $10; Course $395 + GST. Pacific Institute of Reflexology (604) 875-8818 www.pacificreflexology.com
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.
Introduction to Ear Reflexology commences Certificate Weekend Training Course. Friday Introduction 7:30PM, $10; Course $395 + GST. Pacific Institute of Reflexology 604-875-8818, www.pacificreflexology.com
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. www.clearmind.com Bring display ad this page for free entry.
The Wellness Show: Helping You Find Balance – Exhibits, seminars, cooking, demos, prizes & more. Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Exhibit hall B&C. Event info: www.thewellnessshow.com 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. www.tcmcollege.com
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: www.originalworld.com (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. www.covenanthousebc.org
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. www.foodbank.bc.ca
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. www.dewc.ca
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. www.fsgv.ca
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. www.homelesspartners.com
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. www.seasonofwishes.weebly.com
The Salvation Army: Giving Hope Today – Fill the kettle and make a difference in someone’s life. Everyone is worthy of compassion and respect. www.salvationarmy.ca
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. www.harbourlightbc.com
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 walkfree.org
BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Toy Drive: this program works to ensure every patient and their siblings have presents on Christmas morning. Donate at www.bcchf.ca