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Welcome to the second annual Experience Hastings Crossing!

February 23 – March 4, 2018, check out the exciting restaurants, pubs, artisans, gyms, and businesses in the Downtown Eastside that are each partnering with a local social enterprise or non-profit to offer special promotions and deals! Each promotion will expose you to a unique product or service while showcasing and raising funds for a local social enterprise or non-profit working in Hastings Crossing and the Downtown Eastside.

Come on your own throughout the week to explore the features at our participating businesses, and join us at the individual one-off events! See a full listing below!

Get to know all of the great products and services our businesses have to offer and support the amazing organizations in our community.

 


Participating Businesses | Featured Events | Sponsors | Event Contact


Participating Businesses

 

Academie Duello
Partner
Mission Possible
Promotion: During Experience Hastings Crossing, Academie Duello will be donating all of the proceeds from their “Taste of Swordplay” program to Mission Possible! The beginner class is offered on Mondays at 8pm, Tuesdays at 5pm and Saturdays at 12:30pm.

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Barre Fitness Gastown
Partner
: Salvation Army Harbour Light
Promotion: Get a free barre class (schedule here) if you bring “wish list” item for Salvation Army Harbour Light! Find the list of items here, bring them to Barre Gastown, and receive your free class! Promotion is first come first serve and applies to following dates only: Sunday, Feb 25th, Wednesday Feb 27th, Friday Mar 2nd, or Sunday Mar 4th.

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DTES Business Directory
Partner
: Binners’ Project
Promotion: During Experience Hastings Crossing, we are offering businesses who sign up for our full package (Reg $120.00 yr.) for $60.00, with $20.00 of each sale going to help promote the work of the Binners’ Project. (As a bonus all memberships signed up at this price will receive all future yearly renewals at the same price for a lifetime, with our partner receiving $20.00 on your renewal). We will be at the Lost & Found Café daily between Feb 23rd and March 4th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm to take orders during Experience HxBIA week.

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Eastwood Cycle Sanctuary
Partner
: Union Gospel Mission
Promotion: Bring an item, multiple items or up to one bag of clothing, as a donation to UGM, and receive one free class on March 2! (Max of one free class per person. The person receiving the free class must be present with items to receive class.) Check the schedule here.

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Freshbowl
Partner
: Central City Foundation
Promotion: During the whole Experience Hastings Crossing event, $1 from every hot or cold tea sold will go to support the work of Central City Foundation!

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Hey Jude
Partner
: DTES Women’s Centre
Promotion: From Feb 23-Mar 4, for every pair of denim sold, Hey Jude will donate a piece of clothing as well as a portion of sales to the DTES Women’s Centre!


HiVE Vancouver
Partner
: Multiple
Special Event: HiVE is more than just a co-working space, but also a social impact hub! Many nonprofits and social enterprises are housed here, and HiVE itself is a nonprofit! Stop by for a tour of the space and don’t miss events happening all week as part of Social Impact WeekFebruary 26 – March 2! The goal of Social Impact Week is to build a network of knowledge within our community by showcasing these ideas through various workshops, presentations, discussions, and activities. This is our chance to directly display the range of skills, social cohesion, and resources that enable HiVE member and the community to thrive.

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Lost+Found Cafe
Partner
: Vancouver Women’s Health Collective
Promotion: Need that caffeine boost on a Friday? Make sure to get your fix at Lost+Found on Friday, February 23, as $1 from every coffee sold will go to support the work of Vancouver Women’s Health Collective, which is an incredible organization supporting DTES women in so many ways.

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Opus Art Supplies
PartnerEnterprising Women Making Art
Promotion: Have some gifts that you need to buy or simply want to buy some art supplies for yourself? Purchase any amount of gift card at Opus from Feb 23-Mar 4, and the same amount of donation will be made to EWMA! Opus will be showcasing artwork from the talented women at EWMA as well!

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Pender Grocery
PartnerHives for Humanity
Promotion: Join us for a special mid-afternoon tasting event with crackers and cheese paired with fresh honey from Hives for Humanity! Support the amazing work of H4H by purchasing the unique, handmade products that will also be available in the shop! February 23, 1-4pm at 345 W Pender Street. More details here.

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Pidgin
Partner: Responsible Indigenous Strategy for Empowerment (RISE)
Promotion: Friday evening calls for a meal at Pidgin. 10% of the profits from all food at Pidgin on February 27 will go to support the work of ALIVE’s RISE program, which is a powerful player in improving the graduation rates for indigenous inner-city youth. Check out the full menu and make a reservation here!

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Purebread
Partner
EMBERS
Special Treat: Everyone needs their sweet tooth fix! Make sure to fulfill it at Purebread from Feb 23-Mar 4. The special “EMBERS Bar”will be featured, and 50% of the proceeds will go to support the work of EMBERS!

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Save On Meats
Partner: A Better Life Foundation
Promotion: Throughout the Experience Hastings Crossing event, Save On Meats will serve a Special Heart Burger, where they will donate the value of a meal ($3.50) with each purchase to A Better Life Foundation.

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Skwachàys Lodge/Vancouver Native Housing Society
PartnerCentral City Foundation
Special Event: Join us for a special event on March 1 at 6:00 PM featuring a tour of the amazing Lodge and Gallery, live art demonstrations by four talented Indigenous artists, and a chance to win a One Night Stay Gift Certificate to the Skwachàys Lodge! Please RSVP here.

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The Pint Public House
PartnerMission Possible
Promotion: After work burger and beer? Why not make that happen at The Pint one day (or multiple days) from Feb 23-Mar 4. The Pint will donate $1 from every burger sold during the event to support the vital work Mission Possible!

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Vinyl Records
PartnerVancouver Co-op Radio
Promotion: Vinyl Records owner and vinyl aficionado, David Jones, will host a radio show on Co-op Radio March 1 at 10:00am. Tune in! Also, stop by Co-op Radio at 370 Columbia Street from 6-9pm on March 1 for a studio open house with drinks and snacks by donation!


Wishing Treats Caramel Studio
PartnerPotluck Cafe
Promotion: Wishing Treats will be donating  handmade Potluck branded candy for promotion purposes, and will have an in-shop Potluck display. Purchase your own Potluck candy to support their great social enterprise work, and learn how to get your own custom candy here!

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Featured Events

Coffee with a Cause @ Lost+Found Cafe — February 23 — All Day
Visit Lost+Found Cafe on Friday, February 23, where $1 from every coffee sold will go to support their neighbour Vancouver Women’s Health Collective!

Hives for Humanity Tasting @ Pender Grocery — February 23, 1:00-4:00pm
Hives for Humanity will be popping up at Pender Grocery, with cheese, crackers and honey to taste PLUS Hives for Humanity beekeepers will be on hand to talk bees and honey with you! More details here.

Social Impact Week @ HiVE Vancouver — February 26-March 2 — Register here.
HiVE is more than just a co-working space, but also a social impact hub! Many nonprofits and social enterprises are housed here, and HiVE itself is a nonprofit! Stop by for a tour of the space and don’t miss events happening all week as part of Social Impact Week, February 26 – March 2! The goal of Social Impact Week is to build a network of knowledge within our community by showcasing these ideas through various workshops, presentations, discussions, and activities. This is our chance to directly display the range of skills, social cohesion, and resources that enable HiVE member and the community to thrive.

Support ALIVE @ Pidgin — February 27
Friday evening calls for a meal at Pidgin. 10% of the profits from all food at Pidgin on February 27 will go to support the work of ALIVE’s RISE program, which is a powerful player in improving the graduation rates for indigenous inner-city youth. Check out the full menu and make a reservation here!

Vinyl Records Takes Over Vancouver Co-op Radio & Open House — March 1
Tune in to 100.5 FM March 1 at 10:00am to hear David Jones, owner of Vinyl Records, host a special show on Vancouver Co-op Radio. Also, stop by Co-op Radio at 370 Columbia Street from 6-9pm on March 1 for a studio open house with drinks and snacks by donation!

Open House & Artists Demonstrations @ Skwachàys Lodge — March 1, 6:00pm
Join us for a special event, in partnership with Central City Foundation, on March 1 at 6:00 PM featuring a tour of the amazing Lodge and Gallery, live art demonstrations by four talented Indigenous artists, and a chance to win a One Night Stay Gift Certificate to the Skwachàys Lodge! Please RSVP here.

Denim Weekend @ Hey Jude — From February 23-March 4, for every pair of denim sold, Hey Jude will donate a piece of clothing as well as a portion of sales to the DTES Women’s Centre.


Sponsors

This event is sponsored by:

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Official print media sponsor: 

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This event is supported by:

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Printing needs for your personal or business use? Ultra XPress Printing has unbeatable prices and service, and is a huge supporter of local nonprofits and community organizations when it comes to printing. They are supporting the overall Experience Hastings Crossing event through a printing partnership with the BIA.

 


Event Contact

Dates: February 23 – March 4, 2018
Cost: Free (price of features will vary by vendor)
Location: Throughout HxBIA
See map and a full listing of participating businesses above!

Organizer: Hastings Crossing BIA
Email: hello@hxbia.com

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