2012

1.VISCares Salsa Night and Fundraiser

DANCE IS FOR EVERYONE, INCLUDING THE UNDERSERVED!

Date: May 6th, 2012.

Location: Simpatico Greek Restaurant, 2222 West 4th Avenue. Vancouver, BC V6K 1N8 (604) 733-6824

Time: 8pm-Close

Ticket: 

 option 1: $10 each; includes admission, dance class and one drink. (Donations are welcomed)

option 2: $60 each; includes admission, dance class and 3 course meal.


Classes:
Cuban Salsa - Chen Lizra
Intermediate NYC Salsa - Fady Hannah-Shmouni
Merengue - Roger Chen

Dj: 
TBD

Objective:
VIS Cares is an initiative to raise awareness and engagement through dance and related activities for populations at higher risk in British Columbia (BC), Canada.

Since 2010, we’ve partnered and contributed to many initiatives in Canada such as BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, Blanket BC, Greater Vancouver Food Bank, Casa Canadiense, and Dance Towards Peace.

Our first project will involve caring for one underserved school in Vancouver’s lower east side through dance. 

Website:
www.salsafestival.ca
www.salsaevents.ca


2.Nicaragua Housing Project Fundraiser

Date: February 10th and Sunday April 8th

Location: Simpatico Greek Restaurant, 2222 West 4th Avenue. Vancouver, BC V6K 1N8 (604) 733-6824

Time: 7.30pm-Close

Website: www.simpaticorestaurant.ca

Video: http://blog44.ca/ch/category/nicaragua-committee/

Objective: The goal of the Esteli, Nicaragua Project is to provide materials for the construction of decent, basic houses for special needs children and their families living in extreme poverty. This project was initiated by North Vancouver school teacher, Marly Haller, in 2004.  She continues to work with her tireless groups of student volunteers to raise funds for the project, which to date, has financed over 20 homes, as well as a small medical clinic in a home for disadvantaged youth in the city of Esteli.  All funds are managed by a registered Canadian NGO, Casa Canadiense, which organizes a diverse range of community development projects ands assists Canadians students, and adults alike, who wish to go to Nicaragua to donate their efforts to promote the well being of the Nicaraguan children and their communities.  Marly Haller goes regularly to Esteli to meet with the families and to build reciprical relationships that enrich the lives of both donors and receivers.

Goal: Our target is to raise sufficient funds for the construction of a basic dwelling for a family in dire need of shelter ($5,000-7,000). Donations are welcomed.

Description: An exceptional evening of food, dancing and live middle eastern entertainment is planned for the month of February and April. 

 

 

3. Vancouver International Salsafestival (VIS) Cares Initiative Launch

Date: March 1-4th

Location: The Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver.

Website: www.salsafestival.ca

Mission & Vision:VIS Cares is an initiative to raise awareness and engagement through dance and related activities for populations at higher risk in British Columbia (BC), Canada. Since 2010, we’ve partnered and contributed to many organizations in Canada such as BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, Blanket BC, Greater Vancouver Food Bank, and Dance Towards Peace. Our first project will involve caring for one underserved school in vancouver’s lower east side through dance. More details will be up shortly.

 

2011

1.Expanding School in India Fundraiser

Location and description:

Please visit http://www.dtpfundraiser.com/

 

2. Fundraiser for BC Children's Hospital Foundation