Upcoming Courses & Events

February 18, 2020

6:15 pm - 8:45 pm

BC Lower Mainland Chapter Meeting

Topic

Giving Back

We (POC BCLM members) are often charged with giving our clients suggestions on how to pass on unwanted items or given them to take away. This month, we will have a panel of 4-5 organizations/individuals that will help us on our quest to be the most economical, environmental and charitable as we support our clients.

Each one of the speakers will have 10 minutes to share who they are, what type of items to bring to them and how they would like to work with organizers.

  • Beata Tymoszejko from our associate member from the Diabetes Canada.This innovative and free program not only benefits the environment by diverting items from landfills, but raises significant funds for Diabetes Canada in the fight against diabetes. Specifically, proceeds raised help to send more than 2,400 children and youth with type 1 diabetes to the D-Camps, summer and family camps offered across Canada. Additionally, proceeds raised have helped fund world-leading Canadian research that has contributed to the development of new treatments and devices, ways to prevent type 2 diabetes and search for a cure. declutter.diabetes.ca
  • Mary-Em Waddington from BC Technology For Learning Society will ask us if we have clients with technology that needs a new home? Learn how BC Technology for Learning Society refurbishes donated tech for distribution back to schools, non-profits or low income family homes. www.reusetechbc.ca
  • Roselle Bourgeois from Filmgo Sales which is British Columbia’s most unique consignment showroom filmgo.ca
  • Anna Gustafson from Salt Spring Island is a artist with a major exhibition September 2020, she works with discarded appliances (primarily stereo components, projector – both film and slides, and carousel slide holders). anna-gustafson.com
  • Dana Christie from BabyGoRound, which charitable organization that's mission is to help families in need in Greater Vancouver to safely care for their babies and toddlers by providing them with essential baby gear, such as cribs and strollers, that they might otherwise not be able to access. www.babygoround.ca

Agenda

  1. Doors open at 6:10pm.
  2. Speaker will begin promptly at 6:30pm - 7:30pm, followed by a short break, introductions, POC news & networking.

Cost

FREE to all POC Members; $20.00 (cash / cheque only) for guests

Location

Burnaby Lakes Sports Complex West, 3677 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5B 4Z6

Contact

RSVP to our Membership Coordinator, Leslie Todd at pocbcmembership@gmail.com

Reminders

Chapter Library

Be sure to also take advantage of our chapter library. If there is a book you are interested in, please contact our Info Data Manager, Randeep St. Jacques at pocbcinfo@gmail.com to make arrangements to have a book brought to the venue.

Makes Sense

Please respect that our meetings are scent-free to provide the healthiest environment for those with allergies and sensitivities.

Resources & Refreshments

Coming straight from work? No problem. We have a plethora of complimentary snacks & refreshments. We will even take requests for future meetings. So check out our resource table, find your favourite tea, introduce yourself to a new member, and rest those weary legs.

As it is the month of giving, donate blood for POC using code PROF110329, sign up at www.blood.ca/en

Closed Facebook Page

Members can join the discussion on our Closed Facebook Page at: www.facebook.com/groups/POCBCLM/