OiH – Fluevog Fundraising Frenzy

Come one, come all (or at least come the number of people who fit into the Granville Fluevog store – 837 Granville, between Robson and Smithe)!  John Fluevog is helping Out in Harmony fundraise!  For any merchandise purchased from the Granville Fluevog store on June 20, 2013 between 7 and 9 pm, John Fluevog will donate half the purchase price to Out in Harmony. For serious. HALF. We are calling it the “Out in Harmony Fluevog Fundraising Frenzy”.
OK, I know what you’re thinking.  ”Surely this is too good to be true.”  Well, no it’s not, and don’t call me Shirley. John Fluevog has a long history of being a philanthropist and community-minded guy, and Out in Harmony recognizes a great fundraising opportunity when we see one. Like right now.
Now you’re thinking, “Not only does he make brilliant footwear and accessories, but he also gives money to charity? How can John Fluevog be so stinkin’ awesome?”  Honestly, I just. Do. Not. Know.
It this event unbelievable?  Yes. It is amazing?  YES.  Est-ce que c’est incroyable? Mais bien sur, mes amis!  We don’t even care if you want to use French so terrible that it makes your grade 10 French teacher cry herself to sleep at night with a bottle of Dubonnet (coughMmeGauthiercough). Just show up to the Granville Fluevog store on June 20 between 7 and 9 pm and buy a pair of the coolest kicks that your eyes have ever seen and your feet have ever felt. You’ll be treating yourself AND helping out a good cause AT THE SAME TIME.
Aside from awesome footwear and accessories for purchase, there might also be some stealthy song singing from the choir, and little snacky and drinky things too. (Malheureusement, il n’y aura pas de Dubonnet, Mme. Gauthier.)
Trust me. It’s going to be fun. If I were you, I’d plan on sticking around for the whole “shoe-bang”…

Time Sensitive Donation Opportunity

If you are in a position to make a donation of any size through Canada Helps before the end of this month, there’s an opportunity to have $10 added to it. All you have to do is take a short quiz! Spread the word!

(Please note that Canada Helps hasn’t processed our name change yet, so we’re still listed as the Vancouver Lesbian and Gay Choir.)

Donate $1 or more to Out In Harmony before March 31st and Capital One will Donate $10!

March is Charity Fraud Awareness Month and CanadaHelps and Capital One are partnering to increase your awareness … and our donations!

All you have to do is:

1. Take the 5-minute Charity Fraud Awareness Quiz;

2. Make a donation of $1 or more to the Vancouver Lesbian and Gay
Choir on CanadaHelps: and

3. Capital One will contribute an additional $10 to your donation
(up to $25,000).

Click here to get started: http://www.canadahelps.org/CharityFraud/LandingPage.aspx

Thanks for your support!

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Once again Out in Harmony (Vancouver’s Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer, Lesbian & Friends adult community choir) is holding a fundraiser to help keep the choir running smoothly, singing proudly, and being an active and positive voice in our community.

We are selling coffee beans provided by the Sunshine Coast Coffee Company, a local (based in Gibsons) coffee company committed to providing organic fair-trade coffee.  Whole beans come in 1 pound bags for $16 each, and come in two varieties:

DARK HOUSE BLEND (Their biggest seller, a blend of dark and distinctive coffees with a full flavor, bold taste and rich aroma); or
RAINFOREST (A medium roast of the highest quality Brazilian coffee beans. Soft bodied with an earthy flavor and subtle walnut notes).

If you or someone you know would be interested in purchasing some delicious, organic coffee beans while helping support our community choir, please let us know.  Orders and money must be received by Tuesday March 27, 2012; we will deliver the beans to you starting Wednesday April 11th.