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Earth Charter Day June 29 2016

Art Event: Earth Charter Day 2016

June 29, 2017: Join the Walas family in exploring the Earth Charter and this year’s theme of sowing a culture of peace. This will be a fun evening for you to connect with people working for environmental, social and economic justice as envisioned in the Earth Charter.

Arrive at 5pm to mingle with local change-makers and enjoy live music and art. A program at 6:30pm will include:

– Sheryl Rivers, Squamish Nation, Rivers Consulting Solutions
– Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (video welcome from Ottawa)
– Gerben van Straaten, CEO of World of Walas & Author of Earth Charter Cities Manifesto
– Carol Anne Hilton, CEO of Transformation & Senior Advisor to the Federal Finance Minister

Location: Dudoc Vancouver, 100-1445 West Georgia St, Vancouver BC, Unceded Coast Salish Territories.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/celebrate-earth-charter-day-tickets-25827930034

Artists include Christopher Rodrigues with his surreal earth art and Ari Lazer with his laser cut wood of sacred geometry earth symbols for The Art Party. DUDOC was the main organizer and wanted to keep the event grass roots. The Art Party was invited to participate in the Earth Charter® Art Show. Over 100 guests attended this event with sponsors and speakers at DUDOC. We strengthened our relationship and branding locally and with Earth Charter®!

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Endorser of the United Nations Earth Charter®

The Art Party is an Endorser of the United Nations Earth Charter®

Endorser of the United Nations Earth Charter

The mission of the Earth Charter Initiative is to promote the transition to sustainable ways of living and a global society founded on a shared ethical framework that includes respect and care for the community of life, ecological integrity, universal human rights, respect for diversity, economic justice, democracy, and a culture of peace.

Since 2010, The Art Party has supported a sustainable local economy. Local businesses enhance our community, connect and support us socially, enhance wealth and employment to establish local economies that are economically viable, environmentally sound and socially responsible.

The Art Party started as a Facebook Group in 2010 to promote the Main Art Drift, an annual event of local small businesses supporting local artists along Main Street, Vancouver. Today, The Art Party is a social innovation club located at 837 E. Broadway in East Vancouver that promotes Buy Local to Support Local Artists to +10,000 contacts on social media. The Art Party’s buy local post was shared 615 times and liked 64 times on The Art Party Facebook network. This inspired the tagline:

“Buy Local to Support Local Artists”

The Art Party will leverage its +10,000 social media contacts to disseminate the Earth Charter and raise awareness in our local community. The Art Party will collaborate with Earth Charter Partners, Affiliates and with other organizations that have endorsed the Earth Charter in our region.

As an arts-based social club, The Art Party intends to inspire its members to spread the sustainability vision articulated in the Earth Charter through visual art exhibitions to educate the general public throughout Metro Vancouver, Canada starting in 2016.


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Real Estate Book Launch Catered Event

Best-selling author Alberto Storelli is launching his second book with co-author Enzo Calamo: How to Create Infinite Returns in Real Estate Using the Secret Asset.

Alberto’s first book How to Safely Turn Your Expenses into Guaranteed Income is an Amazon best-seller helping hundreds of his clients!

Discover how you can use the “Secret Asset” at our VIP catered event — held at one of Vancouver’s most prestigious private clubs:

Terminal City Club

837 West Hastings

Vancouver, BC V6C 1B6

June 21, 2016 (6pm to 9pm)

In addition to the 271 contacts from MailChimp, joint venture partners included the Managing General Agent and co-author, owner of a Family Office also promoted to their email lists as co-sponsors of the event. The email open rate was 64%. Over 250 guests attended and many Kindle book sales were processed at the live event in one day. This Kindle book became a # 1 bestseller in several categories 24 hours after the launch!


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Small Business Mixer $25,000 in Prizes


RSVP: Get Free Entry as VIP Guest!

Small Business Mixer – The Pint (Lotus Hotel)
Location – 455 Abbott Street, Vancouver (Downstairs)
Date – Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (5:00pm to 7:30pm)

Schedule – What to Expect at Small Business Mixer
5:00pm – Registration & free appetizers (Downstairs)
6:00pm – 2 speakers for small businesses (Downstairs)
6:45pm – Meet the speakers, sponsors and mixer (Downstairs)
7:30pm – Continue to mingle if you want to stay (Upstairs)

Speakers – To Help You Grow Your Small Business
DA from DA Top Talent – Enter to Win Book Giveaways “How to Safely Turn Your Expenses into Guaranteed Income” with talk on “Effective Productivity Habits for Small Business Owners”
Amber Noakes from First Canadian Barter Exchange / Small Biz Win Big – Enter to Win $25,000 in Prizes to Grow Your Business with talk on “Empower Your Business with Modern Barter

Sponsors – Small Business Mixer & Appetizers
DA Top Talent, First Canadian Barter Exchange, Canada Financial, Tranont, DreamTalks, The Art Party

RSVP on Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1598222943829112/

We joint ventured with Barterfirst.com to attract small business owners interested in joining as new members. Over 150 small business owners attended this event with sponsors and speakers. We also gained over 50 new contacts to invite for future Mixers!


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The Art Party Social Club at Hideaway Nightclub


The Waldorf Hotel Upgrades The Art Party at No Cost to Support Local Community

April 1, 2016 (5pm to 8pm):
The Waldorf Hotel moved The Art Party (www.TheArtParty.org) free entry event at no cost to the Hideaway Nightclub space that fits over 100 people. The Vancouver-based social club for local art and small business members originally booked the back area of Nonna’s, which was no longer available due to an upcoming movie shoot throughout this historic hotel. The Waldorf Hotel needed the lucrative movie contract and moved this event to the Hideaway Nightclub, providing more space for DJ, dancing, networking, live painting and art show.

Local Artists:
DJ Dunbar (Cole Fraser) will be spinning some chilled retro, to complement a duo art exhibition with Christopher Rodrigues (abstract planet artist) and Sarazen Brooks (abstract galaxy artist) at this networking mixer. The Waldorf is also opening the bar and the kitchen by the Hideaway Nightclub to support this event.

Local Small Businesses:
Sponsors include First Canadian Barter Exchange (network of +600 local business owners) running a $23,000 contest called Small Biz Win Big (www.SmallBizWinBig.com), DreamTalks, event-based company with a reach of +30,000 young professionals in Vancouver, Golden Brush Art, live painting competitions and DA Top Talent, business coach for small business owners.

About The Art Party:
The Art Party started as a Facebook Group in 2010 to promote the Main Art Drift, an annual event of local small businesses supporting local artists along Main Street, Vancouver. Today, The Art Party is a social innovation club located in East Vancouver that promotes Buy Local to Support Local Artists to +7,000 contacts on social media. The Art Party’s buy local post was shared 615 times and liked 64 times on The Art Party Facebook network. This inspired the tagline: “Buy Local to Support Local Artists”. The Art Party held its first mixer in 2012 at The Waldorf Hotel, but after the hotel’s closure, the mixers went on hiatus until 2015.

About The Waldorf Hotel:
In January 20, 2013, The Waldorf Hotel was forced to close due to the unexpected sale to Solterra Group of Companies (Solterra), a condominium developer. It had re-opened its doors on October 31, 2010 and showcased the city’s top culture producers like Black Mountain, Douglas Coupland, Rodney Graham, Grimes, Japandroids, Michael Turner, and Paul Wong all headlined events there. Prior to this, the complex, which was built in 1947, had seen better days, and was just one of many dilapidated Eastside dive bars. The closure caused a petition with thousands of art supporters protesting Solterra who was unwilling to sit down and discuss negotiating long-term lease possibilities with former tenant, Arrival Agency.

Facebook Event:

This was a fun joint event with First Canadian Barter Exchange. Over 70 guests attended. Malcolm Parry from the Vancouver Sun interviewed several of the guests. 


Town Talk: Celebrating the 13th man


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Happy Hour Meetup at Nosh

★ You’re Invited to a Happy Hour Meetup at Nosh by Glowbal!

Location: 101-501 West Georgia Street at TELUS Gardens
Date: Friday, Sep 4, 2015 (4pm to 6pm)
Complimentary Tapas: With every $6 cocktail hour beverage til 5:30pm

★ Host: The Art Party is a social innovation club that promotes Buy Local to Support Local Artists. The Art Party hosts Meetups at venues owned by local business owners.

★ Venue: Nosh transitions from a bakery in the morning, to a salad and panini bar complete with fresh pastas in the afternoon, to a destination for cocktails and late night bites. Fresh and modern, the 1,600 square-foot open concept room spills organically into the TELUS Garden lobby with a loose border of spun metal pendant lights, offering a welcoming entry point to the building!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1476486195981180/

Come with ideas on how to turn The Art Party into a sharing platform for art events, starting in Vancouver! Sell tickets on Meetup or see www.Sharetribe.com.


The Art Party survey results show a high interest in Meetups and then a community e-commerce gallery, such as a P2P sharing platform Sharetribe.

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Free BBQ and Meetup

★ Saturday, August 8, 2015 (1pm to 5pm) at Creative Coworkers
★ First beer free.
$5 Each. Cash only. Or BYOB and BYOD (Pet Dogs)
Food sponsored by Financial Confidence. Guest speakers:
Grow Your Business – with Barterfirst, Amber Noakes, VP Marketing
Transition Your Business – with Financial Confidence, Chris Kassardjian, M&A Consultant

1. How to bootstrap your business with almost no cash using barter. Using barter also helps you get new customers and sales quickly! Great for lean startups, this part of the workshop is taught by Amber Noakes, owner and VP, Marketing for Barterfirst with over 600 active members in Vancouver for +16 years. Join now and save $400. Free Membership: http://Barterfirst.com/ljls.html

2. Plan early for a successful and structured business transition. Choosing the right successor is an important choice and you want to make sure whom ever you choose is the right fit for you and for your business. This part of the workshop is presented by Chris Kassardjian, M&A Consultant for Financial Confidence. Learn more at: http://FinancialConfidence.com/BBQ

3. Location: Creative Coworkers at Unit 10 – 343 Railway St. The Studio occupies 4500 square feet of beautiful space in Vancouver’s Railtown district. It is halfway between Railtown Studios and Railtown Cafe. Come around to the North of the building in the alley, and you’ll find us outside – or buzz #010 and take the elevator to “B”. Discover Vancouver’s newest co-working space at: http://CreativeCoworkers.com or see the video of the space: https://youtu.be/A-WcU66HzHQ

Barterfirst Promotion of Aug 8 Event to all members: Download PDF

First Canadian Barter Exchange (FCBE) aka Barterfirst was founded over 16 years ago. FCBE is proud to have many original members still enjoying the benefits of membership today. FCBE currently has +600 local members. Learn more about Barterfirst.


LOCO BC Promotion of Aug 8 Event to all members: LOCO BC July News
LOCO BC overarching goal is to increase the overall market share for local business in the province by shifting purchasing towards local, independently owned businesses. As such, we are focused on the flow of dollars towards local business and the flow of dollars between local businesses that create the economic multiplier effect.


Joint community event includes Barterfirst, LOCO BC, Creative Coworkers and The Art Party. Invitations were sent to Strathcona BIA and manufacturers in support of “Made in Strathcona“. Over 45 guests attended and only 1 dog showed up.


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The Art Party First Meetup

Friday, June 12, 2015 (5pm to 8pm) at Nonna’s at Waldorf:
The Art Party First Meetup with live painting to help connect artists and collectors / business owners. This is a casual networking event where the back area which holds over 50 guests is reserved as a private party for The Art Party. The entrance is free, but ordering drinks and food from Nonna’s is encouraged for all guests. Golden Brush Art and LAB Art Show are providing live painters.

The Art Party First Meetup Agenda:

We are meeting with LOCO BC and Barterfirst for a potential Art Bar Tour of live paintings at The Waldorf. Art patrons can enjoy wine and watch live painting. This unique event supports local business owners with networking, as well as local artists with new audiences.

  • Artists: interested in participating can contact Kevan Seng of Golden Brush Art.
  • Or Artists: can contact Gg Bernal of Glitz Entertainment at LAB Art Show.
  • First Meetup: Nonna’s at The Waldorf Hotel at 1489 E Hastings Street

Suggested $5 Donation at The Art Party First Meetup

50% of all donations will go towards local artists in need. To learn more, visit Donate $5.

Facebook Event: Fri, June 12, 2015 (5pm to 8pm)

Thanks for attending The Art Party First Meetup. We had over 50 attendees and raised $50 for local artists in need. The audience enjoyed the live painting performances with Jose Urbay and Peter Ford, as well as the casual networking.

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