STORIES & FEEDBACK
- Published on Thursday, 01 March 2012 09:04
Vancouver Resource Society 40th Anniversary Gala
Date: June 20, 2012
Location: River Rock Show Theatre Richmond, BC
Once again the Love Your Neighbour Club came together to make a difference in the local community. This time more than 20 of our volunteers came out to support the Vancouver Resource Society 40th aniversary gala. Our volunteers were involved in every part of the event. From the preparation of tables to the greeting, checking in of guests and selling of raffle tickets, Love Your Neighbour was there. As a volunteer for club, I found the the gala not only meaningful because it raised funds for people with disabilities but it also provided young people, like me, a chance to put my time in making a difference while gaining skills.
International Studies, SFU
The VRS Gala was definitely one of my favourite single events as a volunteer! The entire experience was exciting and it was fun to communicate with the guests, as well as make new friends among the volunteers. I thank the host for giving us an awesome meal after the event. And as if that wasn't enough of a vindication, I got to meet a Beatles tribute band backstage!
2nd year Arts, SFU
Photo Exhibition “No Strangers in the World”
Date: Feb 9 - 18, 2012
Location: Tseung Kwan O Government Secondary School, Hong Kong
...I was deeply touched by the photos displayed in the exhibition as I see the local children are living is such poor condition. The hopelessness on their faces caused me to grief for them. However, after I see the condition change and the smile on their faces after receiving help from Light and Love Home, this made me firmly believe "It is more blessed to give than to receive"
侯善鈺 (3D-11) TKOGSS Gr. 9
I was very shocked when I saw the children’s living condition in developing courtiers from the Photo Exhibition ... Though they did not have enough food to eat at all, yet they did not complain about not having any and still strive to survive each day. This cause me to think how blessed children in Hong Kong are as every day we have abundant food, opportunity to go to school and do not have to work and worry about living. I learn to treasure what I have and not take things for granted.
劉嘉陽 (3E-10) TKOGSS Gr. 9
Baking for Charity Sale
Date: Feb 19, 2012
It was so much fun to bake all together. This was also a good experience for me, because I really want to learn baking. And I met a lot of new and interesting people.
SFU Business Administration
Baking was a good experience. It was great, fun team work for an excellent cause.
A sprinkle of sugar, a cup of flour, and a handful of volunteers could make trays of baked goods. I’d say all these make an opportunity for a better future for those who needs it. Volunteering has never been sweeter.
SFU PDP programme
UBC Photo Exhibition - "No Strangers in the World"
Date: September, 2011
Location: UBC, Vancouver
"The picture captured their expressions well"
"The girl in Nepal who never smiled - very burdensome life"
" Could see that children are very happy to be in school"
"Portrait of a bare feet, half-naked child. Would not see something like that in Canada."
"Inspirational and could really sense the impact of volunteering is Big!"
"The part about happiness not costing is very true but easily forgotten"
"Girl and buffalo, left a deep impression"
"how tough labour is in developing countries"
"It's realistic glimpse of humanity"
"Fetching water...a resource we take so much for granted"
Documentary Photo Exhibition - "Along the Way"
Date: Sept, 2010
Location: Crystal Mall and UBC, Vancouver
The Documentary Photo Exhibition held at Crystal Mall and the UBC Bookstore has been a great success. Many who came were touched by the needs around the world and expressed interest to take part in the charity work. See what one attendee wrote on her blog titled "photography can make me cry" by Myra Madrilejos, UBC
" I would like to provide some feedback about the exhibit. Unfortunately I missed most of the talk. The video documentary and posters around the room were very touching and showed the true story of the living conditions and hard times in all these countries. Clearly your groups work is having an impact and is appreciated by the people there. Hopefully some of the areas that you help out in will be benefited enough that they can eventually have higher living standards so that in the end they no longer need your help."