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Street Sleep

Last week 39 local executives braved the cold and rain to sleep outside to raise donations and awareness for Vancouver’s Covenant House Crisis Program. By morning, the sleepers had raised $385,374 through private donations and sponsorships.

The group included the Vancouver Whitecaps President, Bob Lenarduzzi, BC Lions President and CEO, Dennis Skulsky and many others local execs and media personalities.

Most of the participants slept on simple cardboard sleeping mats, using only their sleeping bag as shelter. Luckily for the participants, the temperatures remained above freezing, but the rain made it an uncomfortable experience, to say the least.

The brave sleepers were treated to sit-down dinner by the Covenant House staff before their ordeal. After the meal they participated in a roundtable discussion with some of the youth who were living at the facility. The youth shared their personal experiences about sleeping outside and provided tips for the execs.

In the end, only six of the sleepers made it the entire night, but their charitable donations will help youth in our city find proper shelter for months to come.

The Vancouver event was part of a larger demonstration that took place in cities across North America, all in the pursuit of getting young people off the street and indoors.

Tedx Vancouver

The hugely popular TED Talks series is bringing its local edition to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on October 18th for the 5th version of TEDxVancouver. The theme of this year’s event is TILT, as in tilt your perspective. Organizers hope to remove attendees from their comfort zones in the hope of finding new methods of circumventing traditional barriers that limit potential.

Here are the confirmed speakers for this year’s event:

Jay DeMerit

  • DeMerit is a retired soccer player who captained the Vancouver Whitecaps, before his retirement earlier this year due to injury. DeMerit is the subject of an independent film titled “Rise and Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story,” based on his seemingly impossible rise from ninth tier English soccer play to the Premier League with Watford.

Treana Peake

  • Peake is a Vancouver designer who started her own women’s fashion line, Obakki, in 2005. She has gone on to create the Obakki Foundation, a charitable organization that focuses on providing clean water and education in Africa.

Victor Chan

  • A spiritual student of the Dalai Lama, Chan has traveled the world studying the simple lessons past down the Buddhist leader.

Charles Montgomery

  • Montgomery is the author of Happy City, an experimentalist’s take on the perceived goal of urban design.

Jennifer Gardy and Peter Gregson

  • This team of scientists is invested in researching the potential of DNA sequencing and its ability to solve public heath issues. This is a must-see for local health personnel.

Jessica O’Reilly

  • O’Reilly is a sexologist, determined to extend the current discourse on intimacy and its importance in a healthy relationship.

Just Announced:

Chip Wilson

  • Wilson, the founder of Lululemon Athletica, has been an inspiration to Vancouver entrepreneurs for decades. He recently got himself in a little hot water over comments he made about a certain customer demographic, but even so, Wilson is an undeniable leader with a lot to say.

Twin Mattress in Vancouver

What’s the hottest team in Vancouver right now? Ok, the Whitecaps have won one game and yes it was impressive, but the hottest team is definitely the Vancouver Canucks.

With a 105 points, our boys are leading the league in points. THE LEAGUE!!! And who’s guiding that ship? Our very own Swedish twins, Henrik and Daniel.

The twins are hotter than a Cajun cookout. Henrik, last years Hart and Art Ross trophy winner, is leading the league in assists by a hefty margin. Our captain is also third in the NHL in points. Daniel is the league’s top offensive producer with 95 points. He is also second in goals behind Steven Stamkos. Never have two brothers dominated the league in such a manner. Thank god they play for us.

But with all the talk centering on Henrik and Daniel, we here at Simmons think another set of twins should get their fair share of time in the spotlight. Can you guess what we’re going to say next? Yes, exactly, twin mattresses. Twins are perfect for small college dorm rooms, spare rooms and couples that may need separate beds to receive a full nights rest. Spatially, they are amazing. Comfort wise, they offer the patented Beautyrest, non-flip pocket coils, that make every Simmons mattress a dream to sleep on. They also come at a considerably lower price than a king or a queen size mattress.

They may not originate in Sweden, but a Simmons twin is just as remarkable. When the playoffs start in April, rest up for the big games on your own twin. Head into a Simmons Mattress Gallery location to pick up your twin today.

Tack Tack!

Twin Love

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