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Happy Thanksgiving from Urban Impact!


From All of us at Urban Impact 

Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy and enjoyable Thanksgiving.

Shredding for a Good Cause

Each year, Urban Impact partners with Vancity to present a series of Community Shred Days.  The Shred Days would not be such a resounding a success without the incredible support of Vancity’s members, local partners and businesses. 

Community Shred Days are a great way for people to protect their identity and the environment. Urban Impat provide our onsite shred truck and a driver to shred documents right on the spot!

Participating Vancity branches invite members and the community to bring their sensitive documents for secure shredding and recycling. Shredding is by donation. The proceeds benefit Vancity’ community partners such as Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable and Canadian Mental Health Association. Donations are always greatly appreciated!

Vancity’s Community Shred Days always have lots of fun things for the whole family such as composting workshops, outdoor yoga classes, interactive displays and kids activities! And, there’s also an array of food trucks on site serving delicious food.

Following the success of Vancity’s North Shore Branch Community recent Community Shred Day, we were thrilled to receive a really nice thank you from Account Manager Samantha Beaulieu:

“We wanted to say THANK YOU so much for all your help in making this year’s event so successful! Without all of you this would not have been possible. We received so much positive feedback letting us know that it is such a great service we provide and it really brings the community together.”

It’s thanks this that really make our day!  We are so excited that Vancity’s North Shore’s Community Shred Day packed out our shred truck! This year, we shredded a whopping 4590 kgs of paper! A huge increase from last year’s 1840 kgs! We love seeing the amount shredded increase year over year! While the funds are still being tallied, there’s little doubt the event was a huge success.

Urban Impact is proud to partner with a number of organizations to help them to host Community Shred Days!  The Shred Days events are led and organized by the Financial Institution or Not-for-Profit organization.  For more information about Community Shred Days: 

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Shred Days raises $1300 for the Covenant House

We are very pleased that we raised over $1300 for the Covenant House.   We donated the proceeds from our Shred Days in August to generate a donation to this very worthy cause.

Homeless, lost and afraid, more than 1,500 street–involved youth come to Covenant House Vancouver each year to find sanctuary and a brighter future.

Guess the Weight at the Steveston Dragon Boat Festival!





We are getting ready for tomorrow’s Steveston Dragon Boat Festival, a really fun race in Steveston.  Back by popular demand this year is our “Guess the Weight of our Recycling Tote” contest that we stuff with shredded paper!

All you have to do is visit the Urban Impact booth and guess how much the tote weighs.  The lucky winner will receive an Ipad Mini.

For us, it so fun to see how close people get to the real weight of our tote.  So come on by our green and white tent and give us with your best guess!

There is lots of FUN for the whole family at the Festival- awesome dragon boat races, entertainment on the World Beat Stage, kid’s arts and crafts, great vendors, mouth watering food, and of course, exciting dragon boat races.

You can also cheer for your favourite team!

Urban Impact will be at the Steveston Dragon Boat Festival!


We will be at the Steveston Dragon Boat Festival! Look out for our booth and come and say hi.