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Kings Community Nature Space

Edwards Technical Writing, whole-heartedly, supports the capital campaign to raise money to save this incredible urban greenspace.

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Save Kings Community Nature Space on Bowker Creek

Non-profit organisationVictoria, British Columbia
We are fundraising $2.75 M to acquire a beautiful, 5.5 acre community nature space on Kings Road. This greenspace has been used for 60 years by our community, and residents from across the region.
Please donate at:
http://saanichlegacy.ca/project/kings-community-greenspace-vision
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PLEASE ATTEND the CRD Parks and Environment Committee meeting. We need bodies in the room to show support!

Nov 27, 2019, 10:am
6th Floor Boardroom
625 Fisgard St.
Victoria, BC

  • Since 2009, Saanich Municipal District has contributed $39 M to CRD Parks, including $10 M towards the CRD Land Acquisition fund. During this time, no new CRD park land has been acquired within the municipality of Saanich.
  • The Kings Community Nature Space sits at the border of Oak Bay, Victoria and Saanich municipalities, and is used by residents of these 3 municipalities, as well as beyond as many commuters travel through the space.
  • The nature space is also used by Jubilee hospital staff, patients and families – and as part of our fundraising efforts we will work to green the pathway between the nature space and the hospital to provide ease of access and increased signage.
  • Saanich, Victoria and the CRD have declared a climate emergency. 5.5 acres of nature space in a rapidly densifying region provides an opportunity for tree planting, tree canopy protection, floodplain protection, etc.
  • Opportunity for an area of community gardens for local food production- there are none in our local area.
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Socialpreneurship

Socialpreneur is a portmanteau word, meaning a social entrepreneur — Social entrepreneurship is an approach to business, where the vision and mission include outcome(s) related to social impact. This concept can apply to a wide range of businesses or organizations, which are “for-profit”.

Socialpreneurs who are members of The Dock: Centre for Social Change are gathering on Friday morning for a facilitated chat about socialpreneurship. There will be coffee and cookies!
Professional Grant Writers are examples of socialpreneurs, and Alison Edwards, of Edwards Technical Writing, is looking forward to chatting with a variety of other professionals who work in this space!

Nov 1st: Random Act of Kindness Day!

“Let’s spread kindness throughout Greater Victoria! Watch for Kindness Cards at retailers and other locations around the community!” ….. yes, it’s Random Act of Kindness Day.

This is a great opportunity for me to use virtue signalling, for extra social media marketing, and a predictable (nothing random here) act of kindness.

Edwards Technical Writing is based at the Dock co-working space. This is a vibrant and collaborative social impact hub, and a great place to do anything work related (acts of kindness included).

Once I have committed my act of kindness on Friday, I plan to take a photo, email it to the Victoria Foundation, and share it on social media using the hashtag #RAKdayYYJ . This will provide me with the chance to win one of two $500 prizes for a registered charity of my choice…. If I win a prize – I am choosing the Victoria Literacy Connection!! (VLC). VLC is a local non-profit, focused on literacy; and Alison Edwards is a member of their Fundraising and Communications Committee. They do great work to improve literacy in Victoria. Edwards Technical Writing is providing a large bucket of Halloween candy for co-workers at the Dock, accompanied by a donation jar. This collection will be donated to the VLC.

 

 

Livable Cities Forum 2019

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Mayors and councillors from across Canada are gathering in Victoria for the Livable Cities Forum 2019; To co-develop a call to action on climate change and social resilience #LCF2019

Alison Edwards from Edwards Technical Writing will be there.  If you are interested in writing a grant proposal or another type of technical documentation, get in touch.
principal@edwardstechnicalwriting.com, 250 704 4439.

#climate change
#social resilience
#LCF2019