Fundraising & Updates

Second Speaker Announced: Shannon Cluff

On her website Mark Twain’s wise words “the secret to getting ahead is getting started” float across the screen. With a motto like this, Shannon Cluff is a perfect fit as a Storyteller for our “Starting Out- Sharing Stories of First Steps” evening.

Shannon has had a long relationship to yoga, which continues to evolve and grow. She owned and directed the Sanga Yoga Studio for eight years, mentored over 100 yoga teachers since 2004 and is currently in the process of writing her first book and rediscovering modern dance.

Come listen to Shannon Cluff and our other talented and inspiring story-tellers on Oct. 3rd at 7 pm at Wise Hall. Proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction go towards supporting Lenami's bursary fund at SFU. Get your tickets now at:

Learn more about Shannon from here website or twitter feed below:

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First Speaker Announced: Dr. Ray Hsu

We're proud to announce our first speaker for our Story Telling night at Starting Out, Dr. Ray Hsu!

One of "Vancouver's most promising young entrepreneurs" (Globe and Mail), Ray Hsu started out as a poet. Along the way, he published two books, taught writing in a US prison for over two years and gave a TED talk. He has since co-founded ROOM+BOARD, an online haven for those who write.

We're happy to have Ray join us for the evening and look forward to his story about "Starting Out." Stay tuned here for more announcements on speakers and auction items and don't forget to get your ticket:

Event Details:

Date: October 3, 2013

Time: 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Location: Wise Hall, 1881 Adanac St., Vancouver, BC

Tickets: $17 and available here:

You can also follow Ray here:

Auction Items

We are happy to announce the following donations available for auction. Stay tuned here for updates, stories and pictures of the auction items.

  • $500 Shopping Spree at New Balance Vancouver - donated by the Stallions of Champions (Ultimate Frisbee team)
  • BC Hydro Powersmart Packages - donated by BC Hydro
  • Bike Tune ups - donated by Dunbar Cycles
  • Cookbook and Gift Certificate - donated by the Book Warehouse
  • David Alfaro Siqueiros Lithograph - donated by an anonymous donor
  • Doula Services - donated by Tanille Geib
  • Farm Fresh Veggies and Preserves - donated by Barefoot Farms
  • Flamenco Dance Lessons - donated by Stephanie Pedraza
  • Gift Basket of Spirits - donated by Jack Daniels
  • Home Decor Consultation - donated by TIPS Interior Decor
  • "Love and Cooking" the Cookbook plus a home cooked meal! - donated by Tanille Geib
  • Massage - donated by M. Lyle at Serenity Wellness
  • Mexican Rebosos - donated by an anonymous donor
  • Okinawa Pottery Vases - donated by an anonymous donor
  • Orchid Arrangement - donated by Blumen Floral Boutique
  • Panel Painting - donated by Catherine Adamson
  • Raul Aguiano Lithograph - donated by R. Munoz
  • Spa Package - donated by the Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Pacific Rim
  • Stationary Sets and Cards - donated by Paper-ya and Dani Press
  • Signed Vancouver Whitecaps Soccer Ball - donated by the Vancouver Whitecaps
  • Three night stay in the Heffley Boutique Inn in Sun Peaks, BC - donated by Wayne Koch and Associates
  • Vancouver Canadians Tickets - donated by the Vancouver Canadians

And more to come - stay tuned!

Tickets available here: