YWiB SFU and KPU Presents: Potluck Fun Night

Potluck Fun Night v1-01 Finals are over and now it is time to celebrate the holidays! This is an opportunity to bond with your YWiB SFU and YWiB KPU sisters through fun activities, board games, and Christmas crafts. Furthermore, remember to bring a main dish and/or dessert of your choice for our potluck dinner!

When | Tuesday, December 17th from 7 pm — 9 pm

Where | SFU Surrey Room 2740

Dress Code | Holiday Comfy (pajamas, sweaters, etc)

RSVP | http://ywibpotluck.eventbrite.ca

PHILANTHROPY COMPONENT: Help us give back! Join us in decorating candy canes and creating ornaments during the potluck which will be donated to the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre and Laurel Place which is a residential care home. Following the potluck, on Dec.21st, we will be visiting Laurel Place to spread the holiday spirit and to spend some quality time with the residents. Find out more at the potluck from our philanthropy team on how to get involved!

COFFEE CHAT OPPORTUNITY: Connect with our lovely  Co-executive of Program Development, Jenny and IWD Chair, Sasha  before heading to the Potluck dinner. They will be at Blenz Coffee : SFU Surrey Campus from 6:00 pm- 7:00pm on Dec 17th. Come chat with them about school, YWiB, career opportunities, anything!  Other YWiB SFU members will be in attendance too.

Volunteering to Support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

During Breast Cancer Awareness month, some of our members volunteered at select Safeway locations on October 19 to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Sharing her experience at the Safeway Kensington location is Allison Chan:


My volunteer experience at the Kensington Safeway location was enlightening and enjoyable. There were times where my sales skills weren't needed due to customers wanting to donate for the sake of donating, and those moments really made me appreciate how charitable the people in Vancouver are. I also enjoyed watching the happy faces of customers' children enjoying the cookies and ribbons we handed out. The experience overall was heart-warming and inspiring, and I would do it again if given the chance.

Here are our other members volunteering at the Lougheed Safeway location:



[Find Your Passion] Jenny's Experience

One of our dedicated members, Jenny Wong, participated in the two-day Find Your Passion workshop in November. Here is a personal account on her experience:

Around mid-November, I attended the first of two-day series Find Your Passion workshop presented by two-time TEDx speaker and founder of Passion Foundation, Loretta Cella. On both days, I gained something precious: a new perspective. I was introduced to angel cards that not only provided guidance but also excitement. At first, I thought my two cards, expansiveness and snake woman, contradicted each other as the former suggests more is better while the latter suggests less is more. But, with some afterthought, I came to see them as complementary to one another. The former suggests that I have more options than I know of right now in regards to doing fun yet continuously challenging work that I love post-graduation - with awesome people, no less - while the latter suggests shedding old layers of skin by saying no to the endless array of available opportunities and creating boundaries as I gradually resume taking 100% responsibility for my success.

At the end of the workshop, Loretta encouraged all of us to create a community engagement project which can range anywhere from a blog post to a YouTube video or even something offline. I’m super excited to see what projects come to life (fueled from passion!) in about six months.

The two perspectives I walked away with from this workshop are gold and applicable to many and for that, I am filled with gratitude. I’m also grateful for the YWiB girls I got to know and become accountability partners with for our personal goals going forward – whether at future YWiB events or through social media.

- Jenny