PLEA

Upcoming Events

March
Putting on the Glitz – Maple Ridge

Putting on the Glitz is a grassroots initiative involving PLEA employees, representatives from Ridge Meadows Community Service Agencies, local business and other partners. We all work together to provide local high school graduates in need with ‘formal attire’ so that they can attend their graduation festivities with pride. Without such assistance many of these students could not afford to participate in celebrating this important milestone.

We are always accepting donations of gently used grad dresses and accessories to this program.  And we are always in need of volunteers on the day of the event. For more information contact Michelle Cherak ([email protected]) .

The Enchantment Project – Tri-Cities

The Enchantment Project is a collaboration between PLEA, dedicated volunteers and School District 43 that endeavors to provide high school graduates in need with formal attire so that they can attend their graduation festivities with pride. Without such assistance these students could not afford to participate in celebrating this important milestone.

We are always accepting donations of gently used grad dresses and accessories to this project. And we are always in need of volunteers on the day of the event. For more information contact Jodi Mason ([email protected])

Stop the Sexual Exploitation of Children & Youth Awareness Week  – Vancouver, Tri-Cities & Maple Ridge

Each year, the Province of BC declares Stop the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth Awareness Week. Held annually in the month of March, the awareness week recognizes the importance of supporting communities to develop prevention, education, enforcement and intervention strategies to address the sexual exploitation of children and youth. PLEA supports this cause through community education events. To be among the first to find out what we are up to this year email Camila Jimenez ([email protected]) (Vancouver) or Michelle Cherak ([email protected]) (Maple Ridge & Tri-Cities).

June
National Indigenous Day – Vancouver

Every year PLEA recognizes the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada by participating in the National Indigenous Day celebrations at Trout Lake. To be among the first to find out what we are up to this year, email Alexandra Fehr ([email protected]).

August
Pride Picnic in the Park – Maple Ridge

We need volunteers to help us take part in the Pride Picnic in the Park event in Maple Ridge. Help includes donations, decorating, serving food and disassembling after the event. This is a wonderful opportunity to show your diversity! To get involved, email Paul Gordon ([email protected]).

October
Whistler 50

Get active while raising some much needed funds for our holiday food hampers by join the PLEA Whistler Relay team. Contact Wilf Leung ([email protected]) for further information.

December
Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global giving campaign that follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday. You can join in by giving just $20 to KidStart and help give kids in our community the start they need. Once you’ve donated, encourage others to do the same. #GivingTuesday is predominately an online campaign so please share your donation on social media and don’t forget to use the hashtags #GivingTuesday and #KidStart when you do. For more information contact Kristin Weatherall ([email protected]).

Got an idea of your own? We are always looking for new partners and ways to connect with the community. Contact Jen Graham ([email protected]).