The Vancouver Police Department has the ideal Christmas gift for the dog lover in your life.
The Vancouver Police Service Dogs 2013 calendar is complete and available for sale. This edition of the annual fundraising calendar captures service dogs posing in front of iconic Vancouver landmarks, such as the PNE grounds, the East Van sign, at City Hall and Science World.
The entire project was completed by volunteers, including VPD Const. Derek Cain, who took the photos, and Mike Anfield, a retired VPD member and dog handler, who designed and laid out the calendar. Proceeds from the calendar support the Candy Anfield Memorial Foundation. VPD Const. Candy Anfield, the late wife of Mike Anfield, died of breast cancer in 2004. Proceeds from the sale of the calendars are donated to the B.C. Cancer Foundation and the B.C. Children’s Foundation. The calendars have raised more than $50,000 since the project began three years.
The calendars can be purchased online at vpd.ca or at Tisol Pet Nutrition and Supply Stores; Vancouver Police Public Service Counter, 3585 Graveley St.; Vancouver Police Museum, 240 East Cordova St.; Animal Care Clinic, 2303 Alberta St.; B.C. Cancer Foundation, 2560 Heather St.; B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation, 938 West 28th Ave.; and at Community Policing Centres.
The LURED exhibit opens at the Vancouver Maritime Museum Nov. 3 with the works of renowned contemporary artists Stan Douglas, Uriel Orlow and Allan Sekula.
LURED is a tribute to the international cargo ships that today are such an indelible part of Vancouver’s landscape. The artists’ works, in combination with the museum’s objects and archival material, provide a unique perspectives on the maritime shipping industry — its origins, consumer desire and the risks taken by the “invisible” seafarers who work to meet those demands. LURED is a collaborative exhibit between the Vancouver Maritime Museum and the Charles H. Scott Gallery and Emily Carr University of Art and Design. The exhibit runs until Dec. 13 with free admission Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m.
Tantra Fitness hosts a fundraising event Friday Nov. 2 at The Cellar, 1006 Granville St., with proceeds going to Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association.
Drop by for pole dancing and acrobatics by award-winning performers and tantra students, raffle prizes, feline fashions and kitty calendars for sale. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, which opens at 6:30 p.m. Call 604-738-7653 or visit tantrafitness.com.
Canadian Blood Services’ new Remember the Power of Giving campaign wants B.C. residents to pay tribute to military service men and women who have, or are currently, serving Canada, by donating blood during the month of November.
The campaign was inspired by Cpl. Darren Fitzpatrick, who died March 2010 at age 21. Cpl. Fitzpatrick was injured in the line of duty while serving with international forces in Afghanistan. A series of blood transfusions prolonged his life long enough so he could return home to say goodbye to his family and pass away surrounded by loved ones. To make an appointment to give blood, call 1-888-2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283).