Passion Project #1

“Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music” – Ronald Reagan

On April 13th2010, at the Pit Pub, we were able to bring together six groups of musicians in the name of passion. With the exception of one, all the musicians are UBC students or alumni. We created the stage for passion and allowed the musicians to use their passion for music as a means of giving meaningfully to local and global organizations serving people in need. Though doors opened at 7pm, we started the show at 8pm with a brief introduction from the two of us followed by each group performing for 15-20 minutes. The performance ended with all musicians on stage singing “Waving Flag.”

Breakdown of Money Raised

Musician Organization Amount
Joseph Tabenkin BC Children’s Hospital $155
Bonn Smith BC Children’s Hospital $155
Johannes Rebane Acumen Fund $155
Chris Chok & Warren Dean BC Cancer Society $155
Keertana Reddy, Kanaiya Mutua, Kiran Dhillon & Tarini Fernando Harlem Children’s Zone $155
Maddie Hope Gaby Davis Foundation $155
  Total $930

Send us an email if you would like to see the full report sent to the Alma Mater Societyof UBC – our primary sponsors for this event.

We were having so much fun that we forgot to take pictures! Lesson learned for project #2…coming soon!

Passion Project #2

“When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life” – Greg Anderson

On September 17th 2010, we set the stage for Adam Millard, a local store manager at Lululemon Athletica, to share his passion for creating spaces of possibility. In conjunction with Imagine1Day, we hosted a two hour goal setting workshop called POPubc that was held at the wonderful UBC Global Lounge.

POP [aka Place of Possibility] was a series of events in August and September that empowered 700+ people in Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler to create their ideal 10-year vision and design powerful support for that vision through solid long and short term goal setting. POPubc was one in this series all looking to raise $100 000 in total by September 23, 2010.

We were able to contribute $230 from ticket sales towards Imagine1Day. This is an organization that seeks to provide education to all in Ethiopia.

Passion Project #3

Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created.  It is a major force in explaining man to man” – Edward Steichen

On February 28th, 2011, we hosted “Picture Change” – an event that created a space for UBC students of all disciplines and photography experience to showcase their passion for photography while learning from local professionals and contributing to local and global organizations.

“Picture Change” highlighted the creative ways in which it serves as a medium to raise awareness of social, political, and environmental issues.   Through exploring the conflict between China and Tibet with local professional, Ryan Gauvin to exploring the impact of cultural drain on the Lillooet traditions with photojournalist Jonathan Taggart, it was an evening of exploring the potential in photography.

We also had 3 incredible concurrent workshops that covered topics on lighting, lenses, and techniques for travel photography, the basics of photoshop, and the realities of pursuing photography as a career and ways in which to do it well.   Thank you to our presentors, Jeremy Lim, Mona Kayello, and the UBC Visual Arts Students Association.

We raised a grand total of $730

Breakdown of Money Raised

Photographer Organization Amount
Jeff Geng Greater Vancouver Food bank $104
Sam James KIVA $104
Jon Chiang SPCA $104
Josh Curran Terry Fox Foundation $104
Uvini Lokuge Room to Read (Sri Lanka) $104
Sonam Vohra Nairobi Greenline Initiative $104
Dionne Chingkoe EMBERS $104

Send us an email if you would like to see a complete report of the event that was presented to the Global Lounge – our primary source of funding for this event.

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  1. Pingback: Passion in three words? “Music, feeling, chest.” « The Passion Project

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