Friday, August 31, 2012

Social Enterprise Seminar: Vancouver, Sept 2012

The sparrow is an industrious, enterprising and adaptive bird. Its giant depictions in sculpture are thus an appropriate backdrop to the Rose Charities Social Enterprise Seminar to be held on  Wednesday 12th September at the Creekside Community Centre (see map),  Vanouver.

While not being a purely social enterprise focused organization, over the years many social enterprise initiatives had been, or are being initiated in many of the Rose Charities.  At project field level such include,   brick-making, chicken farming, vegetable and fruit marketing, bee-keeping,  English teaching, paper-flower making, paid health services subsidizing those for poor, handicrafts, education,volunteer tourism and micro-credit schemes At the donor level there are programs involving direct sales, with charitable spin-off,  real estate schemes with charitable components, and sale of imported art goods with profits returning to projects.

Representatives involved in all the above ideas and programs will be at the seminar, and countries involved include,  Uganda, Vietnam, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, and Canada.

The seminar will include a session for brainstorming and discussion. All who are genuinely interested are welcome.

6pm-8.30pm Wednesday 12th September.  Creekside Community Centre (Olympic Village, False Creek, Vancouver).  Pay parking is available underneath the centre.  

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Mayan Project Dinner: Wed, 5th September, 6.30. Vancouver

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of

The Mayan Project

6:30 p.m.
Wed., September 5, 2012

at the home of
Barbara Small and Leonard Schein
4653 Drummond Drive, Vancouver

$125.00 per person ($75 tax deduction)

Proceeds support the community school in
Huixoc, Guatemala


Menu favourites from Trafalgars Bistro
 donated by Stephen Greenham and Lorne Tyczenski

Selected wines

Traditional Mayan cuisine and music
by the Ramirez Ruiz family

For event details, or to make donations to the Silent Auction,
Please contact Ellen Coburn: 604-833-0849

A member project of Rose Charities.