The 4th Vancouver Timeraiser Invites Attendees to Bid Volunteer Hours on Local Works of Art

VANCOUVER, Sept. 13, 2011 /CNW/ - Part volunteer fair, part silent art auction, part night out. On September 22nd 2011, Timeraiser will return to Vancouver for its 4th year. Tickets can be purchased for $20 at www.timeraiser.ca. The Vancouver Timeraiser will be held at The Waldorf Hotel, 1489 East Hastings Street. 

Timeraiser engages active young professionals and creates a positive impact for local causes such as Beauty Night Society, Urban Native Youth Association, Evergreen, and the Alzheimer Society of B.C. The objective for Vancouver's 4th Timeraiser is to invest $13,000 into the careers of local artists and generate over 4,000 volunteer hours. The unique twist behind Timeraiser is that artwork is presented and auctioned for volunteer time, instead of money. Now in eight Canadian cities, this powerful community movement has generated over 93,000 volunteer hours and engaged 6,000 Canadians to support a cause. 

Presented in partnership with Vantage Point, the Timeraiser connects volunteerism with incredible art. There are 19 dynamic visual art pieces by emerging artists in this year's auction. Timeraiser participants have one year to complete their volunteer pledge, and once complete, they will take the artwork home as a reminder of their goodwill. Artists are paid fair market value (up to $1000) for their work, thanks to Timeraiser's corporate partnerships. Timeraiser is thrilled to announce Marc Smith, Amuse Consulting as this year's Emcee.

An example of a successful Vancouver Timeraiser volunteer is Jessica Evans, who completed over 100 hours in 12 months, continuing her volunteer engagement since her pledge ended: "The Timeraiser was rewarding, fun and an incredible learning experience - great exercise for the body and mind. [My pledge] was the motivation I needed to incorporate volunteering into my busy, active lifestyle."

"Getting involved in your community isn't always easy, but the Timeraiser makes it very simple to find unique and meaningful opportunities" said Anil Patel, Founder and Executive Director of Framework. Other Timeraiser events are taking place in Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, London, Ottawa, Toronto, and Hamilton.

SOURCE Timeraiser

For further information:

Media Contact: Amanda Grainger-Munday

Manager of Communications/Social Media - Timeraiser

agrainger@timeraiser.ca | 416-840-6295

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