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Steveston Dragon Boat Fest

Steveston Dragon Boat Festival 2013

Steveston Village and the waters of the Fraser River will come alive with the 4th Annual Steveston Dragon Boat Festival on August 24, 2013. And, we could not be more excited to be on hand helping the Festival GO GREEN! Please use our Zero Waste Stations to recycle. More than 40 teams are expected to compete in fun and exciting races.
“A perfect summer day in Steveston is when the sun is shining, the sky is blue, the birds are singing … and the dragon boats are ripping up the river.”
Back by popular demand is our “Draw Our Hybrid Truck contest”. We have iPod Nanos for the winners in each age category! 
The Steveston Dragon Boat Festival promises to be a great day of fun, entertainment and paddling. The event begins at 9am with dragon boat racing beginning and food, activities and vendor booths opening. By 11am great entertainment on the main stage begins to celebrate a sizzling summer day.
Paddles up and good luck to all the racers!  For more information:

FarmFolk City Folk Feast of Fields

FarmFolk City Folk Feast of Fields Urban Impact is very excited to partner with FarmFolk CityFolk to help the Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields event move towards achieving Zero Waste. Our Zero Waste Stations will be at the event to help guests recycle.

With a wine glass and linen napkin in hand, you can taste the very best of BC from chefs, farmers, fishers, ranchers, food artisans, vintners, brewers, distillers and other beverage producers from across the province. Feast of Fields highlights the connections between farmer and chef, field and table, and farm folks and city folks. Feast of Fields is a gastronomic journey towards a sustainable, local food system. 


When? Where?

Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 1-5pm (the first Sunday after Labour Day.)
Host: Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery, Langley

A portion of the Metro Vancouver Feast proceeds are put towards a zero-interest Micro loan program, partnered with Vancity for food producers and food processors. 
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Pink Day – Say No to Bullying

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Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Paddle

We were very excited to receive a gorgeous Silver Sponsor dragon boat paddle and a very special thank you from Dragon Boat Festival General Manager Ann Phelps after we helped the Festival go green!

“On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival Society, I wish to thank you for your sponsorship of the Rio Tinto Dragon Boat Festival. Without organizations like Urban Impact, the dragon boat festival would not enjoy the success it does today. We really appreciate everything you do.”

Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival General Manager Ann Phelps

Dragon Boat Festival Silver Sponsor Thank you Paddle

Urban Impact Human Resource Director Judy Slutsky with the Silver Sponsor Rio Tinto Alcan paddle.

Tour de Delta

On Saturday, July 9, the Urban Impact Events and Festivals team was out in full force to help the Tour De Delta’s Brenco Criterium race go green.  The Tour De Delta’s fast and furious Brenco Criterium took place in the historic fishing village of Ladner. This year’s Criterium was very exciting to all who attended- the cyclists manipulate the tight corners of the downtown core. The weekend brought more than 5000 spectators out to celebrate cycling excellence in Delta. We had the opportunity to watch the competitors complete lap after lap at breakneck speeds while they raced for cash prizes and valuable series points.

Urban Impact’s Zero Waste Stations were placed strategically around the race course to help spectators reduce waste going to the landfill. Visitors to Urban Impact’s tent had the opportunity to win prizes by shooting a ball into a basket or colouring our recycling trucks.

In the men’s race, Australian racer Tommy Nankervis made a surprise break from the pack midway through the 60th and final lap to win the Brenco Criterium.  Karlee Gendron captured the women’s title in the inaugural MK Delta Lands Criterium in North Delta Friday.  She then recovered from a nasty crash to rally and win the Brenco Criterium.

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