We volunteered at the annual UGM BBQ!

A few blog posts ago, we mentioned that we were sponsoring Union Gospel Mission (UGM) for their annual Downtown Eastside BBQ that took place this past weekend, July 18th, 2015. Here is a little re-cap of the day!                     Five members of the Canadian Web Hosting team arrived at the local Oppenheimer Park in the morning to assist the staff with set up and preparation of food. UGM was prepared to serve 5,000 meals between 11:00AM – 3:30PM. Each meal that were to be handed out would include a burg...

Canadian Web Hosting attends TEDxVan

We had the pleasure of attending TEDxVancouver 2014 last weekend. “TEDx” is an independently organized TED event that combines live speakers and TEDTalks videos. This morning at Queen Elizabeth Theatre #TedxVan #ideasworthsharing pic.twitter.com/cOEy2XhUvN — Canadian Web Hosting (@cawebhosting) October 18, 2014 Themed “TILT” this year, TEDxVan brought in a panel of speakers from a wide range of backgrounds, telling inspiring stories and sharing their “TILT” moment. This series of talks focused on transformation and changing perspectives. TEDxVan hoped to motivate the audience to step out ...

Canadian Web Hosting goes volunteering!

Canadian Web Hosting visited Union Gospel Mission on Tuesday. Some of our staff spent the morning doing some hands on volunteering in their kitchen. Matt C., Kings W. and Sheila W. working hard to prepare lunch for residents and staff. Union Gospel Mission is an urban relief organization with locations spread throughout Metro Vancouver. The organization aims to overcome poverty, homelessness, and addiction. The facility we visited is located in Downtown Eastside, an area that is noted for high level poverty, drug use, sex trade, crime and violence. Senior Development Officer Nicole Robso...

How Volunteering at Lunapads Turned Into a Canucks Win

This post isn't exactly about our Canucks winning but please read on, this is about success and community. Last fall during one of the Social Media Week panels, I had the opportunity to indirectly meet the two co-founders of Lunapads but it wasn’t actually until a few weeks later that we had the chance to bring our initial meetup offline. As previously blogged, meeting offline is important to further relationships with people in our local community. During EastVanLove, one of the two co-founders, Suzanne (on Twitter at @Luna_gal) was able to promote her own fundraiser for their trip to Ugan...

EastVanLove Brings Community and Non Profit Organizations Together

As a member of the Vancouver community, our team members enjoy taking time to connect with other locals to see what’s happening around town. As of late, one of our current community related endeavours has been to be more in touch with local non profit organizations to find out what they are currently doing and also, where they are going as we continue to grow our own corporate social responsibility efforts. We find that it’s important to be aware of the great work that is happening around us and in some cases, become an ongoing fan and supporter in certain causes like our recent post on our in...