We exist to live better lives, to deepen the experience of living in the moment and passionately making the most out of life.  And one great way of doing so is by giving.  Making someone laugh or learn, leaving a lasting legacy are powerful ways to live a life of purpose, principle and productivity.

This group exists to help people live better lives and concurrently make a difference on various causes.  It's been an experiment and a challenge to build momentum when people have such diverse interests and values.  But given the times we live in, and the growing power of online social networking, it's crucial that groups like this exist to help people like YOU, do more good.

We'll have to find a way to make the most of this group as we try different things with an eye towards moving to the ideal world.

Our Meet Ups include opportunities to volunteer, various fundraisers, events bringing awareness of social causes/issues, contribution to social actions...as well as ordinary events here and there.

So, come out, have fun, meet others, and participate!  See you at our events. Sign up for a meetup now.

It can be the most important thing you do all week ;-)

Since I love poetry, i thought i would share the following poem.

The cause that can never be lost nor stayed….

That cause can never be lost nor stayed
Which takes the course of what God has made;
And is not trusting in walls and towers,
But slowly growing from seeds to flowers.

Each noble service that men have wrought
Was first conceived as a fruitful thought;
Each worthy cause with a future glorious
By quietly growing becomes victorious.

Thereby itself like a tree it shows:
That high it reaches, as deep it grows;
And when the storms are its branches shaking,
It deeper root in the soil is taking.

Be then no more by a storm dismayed,
For by it the full grown seeds are laid;
And though the tree by its might it shatters,
What then, if thousands of seeds it scatters?

Kristian Ostergaard

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Sharing the best of ourselves with a cause greater than that of our own lives.............

  • August 22 · 9:00 AM

    Yogathon 2015

    14 Difference Makers

    On August 22nd, Yogis around Vancouver will gather and join this challenge of 108 Sun Salutation together.All proceeds support Care for Children, a program which gives... Learn more
  • August 13 · 7:30 PM

    The Great Climate Race Special Launch Party at Patagonia

    20 Difference Makers | 5.00

    Patagonia Presents: The Great Climate Race Launch Party! Come learn about this new running series crowdfunding for local solar energy projects. Drinks, snacks, guest... Learn more
  • August 13 · 7:00 PM

    Impact Idea Jam + Icecream

    4 Difference Makers

    There are plenty of good ideas out there that could make this world a better, more equitable, cleaner, greener, happier place – and Groundswell (Grassroots Economic... Learn more
  • August 10 · 6:30 PM

    Oxfam Meeting

    2 Difference Makers

    Dear Oxfam members, friends and supporters, This brief note is a reminder of our next Vancouver Oxfam Committee meeting which will take place this Monday August the 10... Learn more
  • August 8 · 10:00 AM

    Volunteer Meet-up at a Sanctuary

    2 Difference Makers

    Hello everyone! I am excited to organize a meet-up to Hearts On Noses Sanctuary in Mission, B.C. Come meet fellow volunteers and the amazing residents of this sanctuary... Learn more
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