VOLUNTEER – VanDusen Botanical Garden Soil and Manure Sale

Help needed on two Saturdays:

  • February 20 – 9:30am to Noon or Noon to 3:30pm (shoveling compost into 20 litre bags and loading bags onto pallets
  • February 27 – 9:30am to Noon or Noon to 3:30pm (assist in loading bags into cars/traffic control)

To Volunteer:  vandusenlorna@gmail.com   Please be sure to include:  your phone number, preferred date, shift preference.  Please Note:  This volunteer opportunity is open to students 15 years or older and all students will receive a “Proof of Volunteering Letter” to document hours.



Students, are you using hotmail.com, outlook.com, live.com or live.ca email accounts?

We have discovered that official emails from SFU (anyaddress@sfu.ca) sent to or forwarded to any email accounts hosted by Microsoft are being identified as SPAM and delivered to recipients’ junk mail folders, or not delivered at all in some cases.

Affected email addresses include @hotmail.com, @outlook.com, @live.com and @live.ca.

SFU emails sent to other addresses, such as Gmail, Shaw, Telus, etc, are NOT affected.

Students, please DO NOT use one of the problem email services in your SFU admission applications or subsequent correspondence — sfu.ca/students/email-problem/ for more details.

Student Services
Simon Fraser University


Vancouver Fire & Rescue – Youth Outreach Academy

April 11-15, 2016 – Students in Grades 10 to 12 are invited to apply for this five day program.  This free action-packed Academy teaches 24 young people to work together in small teams and in challenging environments by providing training and mentorship.  Some program content:  use of fire apparatus and fire extinguishers, search and rescue techniques, self contained breathing apparatus, using the “jaws of life”, fundraising for a local charity, and more!  CPR-C certification is included.  DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS FEBRUARY 29, 2016.  Applications must be approved by your school Principal.  For complete info and application packages visit:  www.vancouver.ca/youthacademy

Find Your Fit Career Exploration Event

Students & Parents/Guardians:  The Find Your Fit Tour is a career exploration event that has interactive stations highlighting the top in-demand occupations in BC.  Whether looking to support your child’s career exploration or researching your own prospects, this event will help guide the way.  John Oliver Secondary will be hosting a free public session on Thur, Jan 28 from 3pm to 7pm.  The address is 530 East 41st Ave, Vancouver, in the South Gym.  Best parking is on the West side of the building, off St George St.

Volunteer at Winterruption 2016

A winter festival showcasing live music, art, theatre and dance presented on Granville Island.  A great opportunity for those who are interested in Hospitality, Tourism, Performing Arts, Entertainment, Event Management, or those who are simply looking to fulfill general volunteer requirements. You must have a friendly/outgoing personality, be comfortable speaking to the public, bilingualism (French and English) is an asset although it is not a requirement, be responsible and punctual.  A minimum 4 hours commitment.  (Volunteers who work more than 4 hours in one day will receive a complimentary lunch.)  Deadline for application is Friday, January 29, 2016.   Questions regarding the volunteer positions contact Ruhamah Buchanan at volunteer@granvilleisland.com or by phone at 604-666-8793. More info and applications here:    2016 Winterruption – Recruitment Flyer   2016 Winterruption – Volunteer Application Form

VSB Career Programs Info Night

VSB Career Programs – Hosting Ed Camp Night on February 10, 2016 at Tupper Secondary.  This event is for prospective ACE IT, Tupper Tech, Fashion Design, Enhanced Trades and CISCO students and their parents.  Program teachers and current/past students will be available to share details and answer any questions about their programs.  It will start at 7:00 pm and parents can sign up for two 15 minute sessions in any one the 9 programs offered.  The event is from 7:00 – 8:30 pm and online registration is at http://goo.gl/forms/1lNEiijWo1       Career Ed Camp 2016