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Charity

Designer Alexander McQueen's fortune goes to charities, staff, family and dogs

Bright star of British design scene left fortune of $26 million when he committed suicide.

Redefining success: an overachiever's view

My Planning 10 teacher taught the students in my class how to answer interview questions this year, but there was one question that particularly stood out to me: “Do you consider yourself successful...

Naramata Bench spring release offers unexpected treats

Winemakers gather to show off new spring releases and not-yet-released wine barrels, paired with delicious eats from Vancouver's finest restaurants.

A wet game of hockey for the food bank

City officials including Police Chief Jim Chu, media and other local celebrity types played a game of hockey in the pouring rain today to raise funds and awareness for the Vancouver food bank.

Lady Gaga meets Marie Antoinette with fashion, music, and art at EVOLUTION

For the benefit of A Loving Spoonful, EVOLUTION will feature North American musical performers and dancers, such as House of La Douche

Strong charities build strong communities

About 10 years ago, Gary Pharness, a major contributor to literacy in the workplace and community, did a feasibility study. The study indicated that if government and community invest in young people

Make the Yuletide gay! This weekend's sure fire hits

It's the last weekend of November kids...lots of events going on to help get you into the spirit of the season. First off, I'm heading to the fabulous annual silent auction and fund raising luncheon...

Shooting Stars Foundation's Jazzilla as prelude to the Oscars

What does this man's work have to do with the Oscars?