1. Dîner en Blanc Vancouver 2012


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    On August 30, 2012 the inaugural Dîner en Blanc was launched in Vancouver. The secret location was revealed at the last minute to be at the stunning Jack Poole Plaza. Produced by Jordan Kallman and Tyson Villeneuve of The Social Concierge, the city's downtown core was filled with French "Joie de Vivre" for a single night. Pure magic. To sign up for information, alerts and notifications from The Social Concierge: confirmsubscription.com/h/t/9776B6BF2F75A0AB Entertainers: Joshua Minsky, Marc Fourneau and Les Noces Gitanes Thank you to LuluB Wine, Mondia Alliance Wines, Evian, Caya powered by TELUS, and the Alliance Francaise Video shot and chopped by Blue Pencil Productions

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    • Alex G Tsakumis Interviews Source of Vision Vancouver "Media Hit List"


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      Alex G Tsakumis asks questions of the anonymous source of the "Vision Vancouver Media Hit List". Learn how, why, and when all of this started and why this source says that its the real thing.

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      • 2012/12 Gregor Robertson - The role of creativity in problem solving, change, and politics


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        December 7, 2012 was a special edition of CreativeMornings/Vancouver as Mayor Gregor Robertson was our featured speaker—the first mayor to take of their politician's hat and talk about creativity at any CM chapter worldwide. This was also the month we hosted our first "satellite" event in partnership with Likemind Vancouver with a live simulcast and realtime Q&A from a remote location. CMVan was proud to have Modo Car Co-Op as our featured support partner, who along with the ongoing support of GDC/BC, W2 Media Café, and new tech partner Matrix Video/Fusion Cine, allowed us to host our 15th consecutively sold out FREE breakfast lecture event. Addressing the topic of creativity, Gregor told his personal story, from his youth as a drummer in a band that covered KISS tunes, his travels across the Pacific in a fixed up old sailboat, his journey through China where his famous relative Dr. Norman Bethune was a hero of the Communist Revolution, and how he switched careers from organic farmer to innovative juice empire co-founder. He shared how growing Happy Planet by driving around Vancouver's neighbourhoods revealed his true passions and led him to politics. With very little political agenda rhetoric in his presentation, Gregor brought together his own tale of how he has tried to use creativity in his life and career, and how he is using it more than ever in his pursuit to make Vancouver one of the most livable and greenest cities in the world, with a diverse economy, and where homelessness and housing affordability are forgotten problems of the past—problems solved through creativity. Gregors talk was candid, infused at times with humour and occasionally very serious, and never did it seem just like a politician speaking to party talking points, which was appreciated by the audience who engage him in a lively question and answer period. A few notable comments by Gregor: On farming: “It was about constantly challenging ourselves to leapfrog out of the paradigm.” On problem solving: “Applying creativity has to be at the core of solving problems.” On creativity: "A big part of creativity is being open. You can either go with it, or stick to your current path.” On inspiration: “A lot of my inspiration comes from being in places that are full of life, like Stanley Park or among crowds at event like this.” On community involvement: “We can shape that change for maximum, positive outcomes if we use our creativity.” On how he made Happy Planet successful: “The only way to compete with the Cokes and Pepsis of this world is to be creative and hustle,” On growing Vancouver's economy: “I made a goal for Vancouver that we really focus on growing our creative industries—it’s the creative economy that’s growing in leaps and bounds.” On homelessness: “The only way we will get hundreds of people off the street is by doing something different.” On politics: “Politics is our most direct way to create change, but very few of us get involved directly.” The January 4, 2013 speaker will be origami artist Joseph Wu, who will be addressing the connection between creativity and happiness. Next month's presenting sponsor will be POWERSHiFTER and tickets become available at 11am on December 31 at http://creativemorningsvancouver.eventbrite.com. The Vancouver chapter of CreativeMornings is run by Mark Busse (@MarkBusse) and his dedicated team of volunteers. Thanks to Ryan Mah (@Unisonpress), Mahyar Saeedi (@MahyarSaeedi), Jake Hermiston and Matthew Shettler for video production. ........................ CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee! (creativemornings.com) Connect: creativemorningsvancouver.tumblr.com facebook.com/CreativeMorningsVancouver twitter.com/vancouver_cm flickr.com/creativemorningsvancouver vancouver@creativemornings.com NOTE: If you would like to make a donation to support the production of CreativeMornings/Vancouver, which is entirely produced by unpaid volunteers, please visit this link: tinyurl.com/9lqz5h5

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        • Most Livable City


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          ‘Most Livable City’ is a short documentary film about a man's life in the Downtown East Side of Vancouver, BC, living in a privately-ran Single Occupancy Room Hotel (SRO), where access to water is a struggle. The film stands as an expose on how people’s lives are affected when drinking water is not recognized as a human right throughout most of Canada. The documentary questions how Vancouver is one of the most livable cities in the world when gentrification outweighs people’s basic human needs. Directed By Fiona Rayher and Daanish Ali Produced by Fiona Rayher and the BC Civil Liberties Association Cinematography - Fiona Rayher and Daanish Ali Editing - Hauke Boettcher and Fiona Rayher

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          • re: THINK HOUSING Ideas Jam


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            As a collaboration between the City of Vancouver, Gen Why Media and the Vancouver Design Nerds, the re:THINK HOUSING JAM was designed to help the Mayor’s Task Force on Housing Affordability set out its goals and priorities for the future of housing in Vancouver. The re:THINK HOUSING JAM was a constructive and creative way to get new perspectives on how we deal with Vancouver’s affordable housing crisis. The re:THINK HOUSING JAM was a pilot event for a larger project, a citizen-led initiative called the Civic Renewal Lab, which aims to shift citizens from being consumers to active shapers of policies, programs, public space and civic services.

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            • Untitled


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              • Cambie Can Be


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                Jessica Hallenbeck of Hallenbeck Consultants worked with the City of Vancouver and the Mount Pleasant Neighborhood House to co-design a youth engagement strategy and facilitate a collaborative video-making process with a group of youth who live in the Cambie Corridor area of Vancouver. The video, created by 7 youth in just under 4 weeks, documents youth visions for the Cambie Corridor and was used by the City of Vancouver at Open Houses and online to engage others in describing their visions for the Cambie Corridor.

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                • City of Vancouver Awards of Excellence


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                  The Awards of Excellence is the City of Vancouver's official civic awards program, recognizing outstanding achievements made by individuals, organizations and businesses. The Social Concierge produced the first ever award show on Monday, June 23, 2014. With awards in six categories, the Awards of Excellence celebrate excellence in achievements that benefit all of us by making Vancouver a greener, healthier, more diverse, accessible, and prosperous city. To sign up for information, alerts and notifications from The Social Concierge: confirmsubscription.com/h/t/9776B6BF2F75A0AB To nominate for the Awards of Excellence: http://vancouver.ca/your-government/awards-of-excellence

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                  • City of Vancouver - Ending Street Homelessness


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                    Point Blank created a video for the City of Vancouver about the Homelessness section in the Housing Continuum.

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                    • Talk Green To Us (City of Vancouver Campaign)


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                      We created this PSA for the City of Vancouver in collaboration with Thought Cafe(www.thoughtcafe.ca) to engage Vancouver and the rest of the world in its goal to become the greenest city in the world by 2020. For more information about this incredible campaign, check out http://talkgreentous.ca. It premiered at Vancouver's PechaKucha event in June 2010, introducing Mayor Gregor Robertson's keynote speech. Produced by Smart Bubble Society Motion Graphics and Compositing by Smart Bubble Society http://thoughtbubble.org/ Live Action Directing and Editing by Trouble and Maker http://troubleandmaker.com/ Sound Design by Allan Levy Music by Heights at HotMilk Records http://hotmilkrecords.com/artists_heights.html#heights

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