Un-orphan'd by Art Zaratsyan

In Africa, millions die each year of AIDS. More than 2 million children have been left behind as orphans of AIDS in Ethiopia.

On Sunday, November 3, 2013, HOPE International Development Agency ( organized a fundraiser event entitled “{un•orphan’d}” at The Blarney Stone pub in Gastown, Vancouver, offering “[…] an opportunity to give and walk alongside an orphaned child as they redefine what their future holds” as stated the event invite.

Here are a few photographs highlighting this fun evening which featured an inspiring new film, African music and dance, and which raised over $37,000 for orphans in Ethiopia!

Dozē at Southlands by Art Zaratsyan

Dozē City ( is a crowd-sourced organization based in Vancouver, BC, with a mission to unite and engage people with local community. At one of their volunteering events the members of Dozē City helped out at the Southlands Heritage Farm to prepare for the upcoming Pumpkin Patch event ( Southlands Heritage Farm introduces itself on its website as "[…] a unique nature and agricultural reserve in Vancouver that most people are surprised to learn exists!"