Just a few short weeks ago, Broadway & Omega threw a Halloween Barn Hop & BBQ to celebrate the start of the fall. It was a beautiful sunny Sunday, so it was no surprise that over 150 of our team mates came out to Hopcott’s Farm to join us in the festivities! Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who helped put on this event, and to Victaulic for your generous donation to benefit Global Neighbors Canada! We raised over $1,300 at this event alone which will directly fund the build of a new dorm for children in Myanam – which is under construction right now.

We had a great time sporting our Halloween costumes, carving pumpkins for prizes, roasting marshmallows, and enjoying some BBQ in the sun for a good cause. Pictured below: Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask who won best costume, with close runners up: bacon and egg, and Ratatouille’s chef and mouse duo.

How does Global Neighbors operate? The organization works with their team of volunteer board members (100% unpaid volunteers) who coordinate and facilitate the construction process with their only staff member in Mae Sot, Thailand. They hire local Burmese community members in Myanmar and Thailand, pay them fair wages and buy construction materials locally so that projects are built by the community, for the community. See below progress pictures for the construction of the dorm already underway!

All materials are sourced in Thailand and transported to Myanmar across the river in these small canoe-type boats.

Two Broadway/Omega employees will be joining Global Neighbors on this volunteer for the trip  in late November – we will be posting updates from the trip on our social media pages, so follow along on our Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date. If you’re interested in supporting our cause or want to learn more, please check out our crowdfunding page here.

Special thank you goes to all the sponsors and local businesses that supported us in this cause: Float House, The Keg, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Kingsmill Studio Pottery, SmartyPantz Escape Rooms, West Coast Mini Putt, Laserdome Plus, The Hive Bouldering Vancouver, TBC Indoor Kart Racing, Lids Vancouver, Vancouver Audio Speaker Clinic, Dageraad Brewing, Luppolo Brewing Co., Westwood Plateau Executive Golf, Townhall Public House, Moody Ales Brewing Co., Meadow Gardens Golf Club, Aveda Eco Chic Salon & Spa, Rocky Point Fitness & Health Club, Anton’s Pasta and Craft Beer Market, Craft Council of BC.