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Give 30: First Weekend Club

No, not “The First Wives Club” but “The First Weekend Club”.

One of the most amazing things about having a public blog are the people you meet along the way.

In a recent post I wrote about an event I produce at this really interesting venue here in Vancouver called District 319. The space is and old theater revitalized now turned event venue / movie screening theatre / movie club site. I do my best when I am out in the world to get the word out about 365give. Through my “big mouth” and my donation of flowers recently I got a lovely email and invitation sent to me from the Anita Adams, Founder of a not-for-profit organization called The First Weekend Club.

I will quote from their site “The First Weekend Club is a cross-Canada movie club dedicated to promoting and raising awareness for great Canadian films.”

I should know about this organization as my husband is an award winning documentary film and television maker. I learn something new every day.

GIVE 30 / Day 30

My GIVE today is to support the First Weekend Club. I attended my first film tonight called the “Reel Injun” and I have signed up to become a member to support the organization. It’s what they need (and of course sponsors) to keep their organization going. The Canadian Film industry has always been challenged. The film industry does not get the funding that is needed to compete with our south of the boarder friends. So much talent goes unrecognized here and films are never seen as they don’t last much further than the first weekend at the box office.

Hence the name First Weekend Club.

The arts in Canada need our support. We need to support out home grown talent so artists are able to play on the world field of entertainment, Today not only did I  get to see a brilliant film (plus a date night with my husband!) but I got to support an organization that is new to me and that I recognize is a huge benefit to the Canadian film industry and Canada itself.

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What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)