18 Events You Need To Check Out In March

Spring is right around the corner which means it’s the perfect time to spring into action! Get involved within your community by going to events. This is a great chance to gain more experience and knowledge on topics you wouldn’t learn about anywhere else. Come build your soft skills while meeting new faces at one or more of these exciting events listed below!

RED open house: Caricature & Games Night

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Relax right before the weekend by attending this open house. Get to know the welcoming staff and students at RED Academy while getting your caricature drawn by artists and playing fun board games!

Who should attend: Individuals interested in technology, current or aspiring tech professionals

When: Friday, March 3, 5:00PM-9:00PM

Where: RED Academy Vancouver, 1490 West Broadway #200

Price: free!

SheTalks

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16 women share their stories that will empower and motivate the entire crowd. This is a great opportunity to network with industry professionals and visit commercial exhibitors. The ticket cost includes lunch and a priceless experience unlike any other.

Who should attend: Individuals interested in social impact, female leaders, individuals looking for inspiration to make a difference

When: Saturday, March 4, 10:00AM-4:00 PM

Where: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Avenue

Price: $45 student, $60 general, $70 pay it forward

UBC Social Enterprise Conference

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Dreaming about starting your own social venture? This conference will teach you the best practices to make the best out of any obstacles and still have your business make a great impact amongst your community. It will be a day full of learning, guest speakers and impactful discussions.

Who should attend: Individuals interested in social entrepreneurship

When: Saturday, March 4, 9:30AM-6:30PM

Where: AMS Student Nest, 6133 University Boulevard

Price:  $40 non-UBC student, $25 UBC student, $20 UBC Social Enterprise Club member

Funding Resources for Startups

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There are many ways to fund a business and it’s important that business owners are aware of their options. Attend this workshop to network with fellow entrepreneurs and learn about non-traditional financial support options.

Who should attend: Business owners who want to raise capital without giving away equity, current or aspiring entrepreneurs

When: Tuesday, March 7, 5:30PM-8:00PM

Where: Codecore Bootcamp, 142 West Hastings St.

Price: free!

Morning Mingle- Media Exposure

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Media is expanding each moment as we speak and every business is clenching the opportunities that different forms of media can bring them. Drop in and find out how you as a small business owner can get into mainstream media.

Who should attend: Business owners who want to learn more about the different advertising mediums, young entrepreneurs, female professionals

When: Tuesday, March 7, 7:30AM-9:00AM

Where: BrainStation Vancouver, 1110 Hamilton Street #410

Price: $31.70

BCITSA BIG Business Career Fair

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Finding a job is all about networking and relationship-building. Get a head start while you’re still in post-secondary so you can graduate with the right connections and job opportunities! This is a great chance to engage one-on-one with hiring managers and professionals from various industries.

Who should attend: BCIT students or recent graduates looking for networking opportunities, recent graduates

When: Thursday, March 9, 12:00PM-5:00PM

Where: BCIT, 3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby

Price: free!

Waterfront Chats: Women in Business

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This event is part of a series geared towards helping start-up businesses. In celebration of International Women’s Day, Small Business BC is bringing in  influential women in business to talk about their journey, successes and obstacles.

Who should attend: Current and aspiring entrepreneurs, Individuals looking for inspiration

When: Thursday, March 9, 4:30PM-6:30PM

Where: Small Business BC, Suite 54, 601 West Cordova St.

Price: $10

The HTML500

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The tech world is is expanding at a fast pace and coding is becoming an essential skill in the industry! Attend this one day crash course in HTML & CSS by Lighthouse Labs to learn how to make your own impressive website.

Who should attend: Individuals interested in technology, students and professionals, people new to coding

When: Saturday, March 11, 9:00AM-5:00PM

Where: Rocky Mountaineer, 1755 Cottrell Street

Price: free!

BC Tech Summit

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Looking for a chance to network with technology professionals or to pitch an innovative idea to investors?  Your search ends here as the largest technology conference in all of British Columbia is almost here! This two day event will explore the possibilities and expand the potential that technology can bring in business.

Who should attend: Secondary and post-secondary students, business owners and working professionals in the business field, individuals interested in technology

When: Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15

Where: Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place

Price: $899 summit ticket, $949 summit ticket + fireside chat with the dragons

Check Your Head: Social Determinants of Health

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Check Your Head is launching a thrilling new project to engage youth about their health and wellbeing. The project consists of free workshops on 3 different topics that will connect youth with resources to get involved within their community. This particular one is about how different factors can negatively affect your health and how you can gain control over them.

Who should attend: Youthages 13-24, youth interested in health and wellbeing

When: Thursday, March 16, 4:30PM-6:00PM

Where: Broadway Youth Resource Centre, 2455 Fraser St.

Price: free!

Real Talk Summit

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Have any questions about what it takes to succeed in business and how to make a positive impact? Attend the Real Talk Summit and take part in e raw conversations with thought leaders  including Danielle LaPorte and Gary Vaynerchuk.

Who should attend: Current or aspiring entrepreneurs, leaders, professionals

When: Saturday, March 18, 10AM-7PM

Where: Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place

Price: $199 (early bird), $249 (regular)

Check Your Head: Food Justice

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Ever wonder about what exactly you’re putting into your body? You can find out by attending the second workshop in Check Your Head’s new project. Take part in the action planning process and learn how to make a difference in the global food system.

Who should attend: Youth ages 13-24, youth interested in the food system, the environment and health

When: Thursday, March 23, 4:30PM-6:00PM

Where: Broadway Youth Resource Centre, 2455 Fraser St.

Price: free!

Careers in Communication

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The SFU Communication Student Union is excited to bring to you this excellent event for those interested in pursuing a career in communications. Get any of your questions answered about communications, connect with like-minded people and find ways to get a headstart in your career.

Who should attend: SFU students, students interested in communications

When: Thursday, March 23, 6:00PM-10:00PM

Where: Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel, 1128 West Hastings Street

Price: $30 regular, $35 late

Pacific Venture Capital Conference & Competition

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Get prepared for a full day of self-growth as industry professionals guide you to better understand the venture capital industry. This event will provide you with a variety of workshops, panels, simulations, networking events and keynote speakers.

Who should attend: Post-secondary students interested in entrepreneurship and venture capital

When: Thursday, March 23, 9:30AM-9:00PM

Where: Fairmont Waterfront, 900 Canada Place Way

Price: $50 Sauder student, $60 students from other schools

Enactus SFU Presents: Take Hacktion

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Enactus SFU is excited to bring you this two day hackathon that will help develop your soft skills and network with professionals from tech, health and entrepreneurship industries. Come form a team of 4 passionate thinkers that want to solve problems within Vancouver.

Who should attend: Driven SFU students interested in problem solving, aspiring entrepreneurs

When: Saturday, March 25, 10:00AM-1:00PM

Where: SFU’s Surrey Campus, Unit 250 13450 102nd Avenue

Price: $40

Making Luck Work For You

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Some rely on luck to get by whereas others create their own success, or in other words, create their own luck! Find out what role luck plays in our lives by going to this workshop hosted by Ben Miller, a specialist in experiential learning for entrepreneurial training.

Who should attend: Anyone who would like to push their comfort zone

When: Tuesday, March 28, 6:30PM-9:30PM

Where: The Tribe Co-Working Space, 68 Water Street 4th floor

Price: $45 early bird (register before March 4), $65 regular, $75 day of event

Check your head: Income Inequality and Poverty

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The third and final workshop in Check Your Head’s youth project. Canada’s official wealth is growing, and sadly that means so is the poverty in Canada. Learn more about the roots of poverty at this fun and interactive event!

Who should attend: Youth ages 14-24, youth interested in inequality and poverty

When: Thursday, March 30, 4:30PM-6:00PM

Where: Broadway Youth Resource Centre, 2455 Fraser St.

Price: free!

SOUP crowdfunding

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Let your voice be heard on what Vancouver project should be funded! This event is a fun, sociable night of eating a meal together, hearing from some great changemakers and then voting on which community project should be funded.

Who should attend: People who enjoy socializing or want to step out of their comfort zone, aspiring entrepreneurs, individuals interested in community development and social entrepreneurship

When: Thursday, March 30, 6:00PM-10:00PM

Where: Groundswell Grassroots Economic Alternatives, 566 Powell St.

Price: $10 minimum donation

Let us know which events you end up going to! Also, if there are any events that we missed, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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