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Tickets to Timeraiser Vancouver!


Connie Gibbens. Untitled, 30″ x 30″ x 1.5″. Acrylic on Canvas.

Imagine using something other than money as a currency for acquiring some really great, original works of art … like, say, your time.

Now imagine that this time of yours that you were trading for these really great, original works of art was actually put towards good use … like, say, volunteering.

That’s more-or-less the gist of the Third Annual Timeraiser, taking place this Thursday at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown at 7:00 pm. Part silent auction, part social gathering, part cocktail party, part community drive to raise 5,000(!) collective hours of volunteer time and all good, Timeraiser tickets are $20 and you can purchase and sign up for the event HERE. There are numerous agencies looking to match energetic volunteers with skill sets best suited to their given cause – for a complete list, go HERE.

For a better explanation than the one I provided, go HERE.

To view and ponder all the art that is up for auction, go HERE.


Rachael Ashe. Change The Way You Tell The Story, 11″ x 14″. Framed mixed media altered book.

Steve Dynie, Main and Hastings. 24″ 16″. Photography.

Ella Morton. Skagaströnd Beach #2. 22″ x 30″. Photography.

Danielle Baker. Shoes on bikes. 20″ x 16″. Photography.

Kris Krüg.Train Graveyard in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. 24″ x 36″. Photography.

To enter for a chance to win two tickets to the Timeraiser event on Thursday, click here! –>

Last fall my friend and I spent an afternoon tidying up English Bay with a group of volunteers. It was an incredible experience and it felt good to help maintain and preserve an aspect of this city I enjoy. Also, it allowed me a sense of moral superiority for participating… you can’t put a price on that.

Have you ever volunteered for anything?

Leave a comment to enter. Winner will be picked at random and contacted via email. Contest closes on Wednesday, September 22 at noon.

Good luck!