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VANITY Blog is looking for Executive Board Members!


We are currently looking for talented immigrant youth and refugee youth to join our team! If you want to get invovled in your community, this is an awesome opportunity to make a difference! The full posting is below. If you have any questions, e-mail us at vanimmigrantyouthblog@gmail.com

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Position:  Executive Board Member

Organization: Vancouver Immigrant Youth (VANITY) Blog

Mission Statement:
We use the stories and experiences of immigrant and refugee youth in Vancouver to inspire other young people who just newly arrived in Canada. We help newcomer youth through three main ways: maintaining a blog website for newcomer youth, organizing events for youth immigrants, and interacting with youth immigrants through social media.

Position Description:
As an executive board member of VANITY blog, you will be a part of a group who will be chiefly responsible in developing, managing, and improving our blog website. You will be constantly working with other 6-8 students to guarantee that our blog site remains appealing to young audiences, make sure that each blog post published is exciting to read, and see to it that our site becomes known by numerous students who are just starting to settle in their new lives here in Canada. This could involve having a group meeting once a month, holding weekly Skype and Facebook conversations to update each other, and having an exclusive access to our blog account.

Aside from being a blog site, VANITY Blog is also known for building communities through conducting workshops, organizing events, and reaching out to youth through our social media channels.

So if you are a refugee, immigrant, and/or a newcomer youth, DO NOT HESITATE TO APPLY TO BE A PART OF OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD!

Currently we are looking for people for the following positions:
·         Event Management Officers (Openings: 3)
·         Social Media Managers (Openings: 2)
·         School Ambassadors (Openings: 4)
·         Media Director (Opening: 1)

General Qualifications*
·         Refugee, immigrant, or newcomer youth (15-24 years old)
·         comfortable in sharing his/her migration experience
·         passionate about inspiring other youth
·         Can balance studies and extra-curricular activities
·         interested in using social media as a tool to promote diversity
·         love for writing (whether in English or in your own language!)

*These are just general qualifications. Specific positions require different respective qualifications. Please go to http://bit.ly/vanityblogpositions to check out the available positions and the position-specific requirements.

Benefits and Recognition
·         Valuable learning experience
·         Skill building: team collaboration, networking, project management, etc.
·         Opportunity to meet new friends
·         Reference letters
·         Free tickets to youth events in Vancouver

Approximate Position Start Date
September 25, 2015

Position Duration
10 months (September 2015 to June 2016)

Time Commitment
·         *3-6 hours per week (flexible hours, most of this involves working online through e-mail or Skype)
·         *able to attend meetings for two hours once every month!


To apply, please go to: http://bit.ly/vanityblogapply
Friday, 11 September 2015
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What's Up, Vancouver? (September 2015)

A photo inside the Vancouver Aquarium, taken by David Ohmer



The Fair at the PNE (with free concerts every night!)
Until September 7, 2015
Pacific National Exhibition
2901 East Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC

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"Sea Monsters Revealed: The Exhibition" at Vancouver Aquarium
Until September 7, 2015
Vancouver Aquarium
845 Avison Way
Vancouver, BC
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Community Fun Fair
September 1, 2015
South Arm Park
Richmond, BC
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TaiwanFest
September 4-7, 2015
Vancouver, BC
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Art Deco Photowalk
September 5, 2015
Vogue Theatre
918 Granville St
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L2
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Serbian Days
September 5-6, 2015
Vancouver, BC
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Vancouver Fringe Festival
September 10-20, 2015
Various locations across Vancouver
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BBQ Off the Bypass
September 13, 2015
#117 - 20353 64th Avenue
Langley, BC
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Hapa-palooza Festival: Mixed Voices Raised
September 16, 2015
Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch
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Project Everybody: Film and Art Festival
September 16, 2015
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
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Bill C-51: The Insecurity of Human Rights - A Free Public Lecture by Alex Neve
September 17, 2015
SFU Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
V6B 5K3
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Greek Food Festival
September 25-27, 2015
4500 Arbutus
Vancouver, BC
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Etsy: Made in Canada Market 2015
September 26, 2015
UBC Robson Square
800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
V6Z 3B7
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Tuesday, 1 September 2015
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Vancouver Immigrant Youth (VANITY) Blog is an online space made for youth, by youth. Here, you will find stories and experiences written by youth immigrants who once felt how challenging it was to be a newcomer in Vancouver. If you are a newcomer in Vancouver (or anywhere in Canada), we hope to give you all the resources you need to feel comfortable in this country. We hope to give you tips and advices on how we adjusted to our lives here as youth immigrants. Through this site, we want to empower you to bring out your full potential.

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