The Community That Raised FARMACIE 4.0
Since our first dinner in the summer of 2013, we've seen each dinner grow, transform and evolve in their each unique way. Growth has occurred in the form of interest and engagement, some dinners got big in size (Farmacie 3.0 - like whoa), and others grew in the scope and talent of our volunteers and vendors. Like each dinner seeing it's own form of growth and change, FARMACIE 4.0 has seen an unmistakeable growth all it's own.
It's been the interest, willingness and eagerness of individual contributors, organizations and community initiatives alike who have stepped up in support and partnership that sets this dinner apart. While we are consistently floored by how quickly guests jump to purchase their tickets to attend, our jaws cannot help but hit the floor when we're reached out to or connected with an overwhelming array of people ready to jump in and provide their goods, services, hearts ans souls to make FARMACIE dinners a success.
We're big fans of celebration, so couldn't help but take the opportunity to share our never ending gratitude and a wave of internet high fives to our friends and community partners that have contributed to the event.
Railtown Cafe + Catering: serious salads, sandwiches that make your mouth water like you ain't NEVER known, baked goods that are just too good and, to top all of that off, hearts of gold. Worth standing in line during lunch and by far the best catering option for your next staff function, catered lunch or event, they're a quality driven partner keen to make sure all your needs—taste and community alike—are met. http://railtowncafe.ca
The Loden Hotel: a boutique hotel located in the heart of Vancouver, the Loden is on the radar of travellers and event hosts alike, offering up an unparalleled staying experience (guest service can't be beat) and beautiful rooms making hosting expansive events—some that take over the entire hotel—a party planner's dream. They're innovative and creative and connected to the city that they call home - which we can't get enough of. http://theloden.com
Matchstick Coffee Roasters: our favorite little coffee shop on Fraser + Kingsway (and in Chinatown too). We've got a heart-on for Matchstick for their commitment to quality, for their love of craft and doing things by hand, and for how they craft sweet spaces that encourage community and bring people in their cafes closer together -- talk about nourishing connections.
VEGA: built to provide complete nutrition (even micro-nutrition) and reduce nutritional stress, Vega takes a stand for whole, complete nutrition and happy, healthy lives. They're a HUGE contributor to community events here in Vancouver and beyond, and have a team of some of the happiest people in the health-biz representing the company. All around: good people serving communities in a really great way. www.myvega.com
Harlow Skin Care: made right here in Vancouver, BC, Harlow strips it down to the bare essentials in the natural and organic body care products they create. Being a small business, your interactions take place directly with the CEO + Creative Director, Chrystal, a ladyboss on a mission to expand our awareness and lead to further global consciousness for a sustainable future. Boom. http://harlowskinco.squarespace.com/
One Under: an underground golf club in downtown Vancouver, they're setting the scene for what engaging apres-work and weekend nights out look like for the discerning experience junkie (and golf lover alike). From a tightly curated menu and bar offering with the touch of highly regarded chefs and experts to leading technology in golf stimulation and top-notch clubs + paraphernalia, One Under's giving the city a reason to take a swing at something new. www.oneunder.ca
One Yoga for the People: a community of sweet humans out to get more people onto their mats and into their bodies, the team at One Yoga (in Gastown on Hastings b/w Abbott + Cambie) make yoga accessible—and super sweaty—and generously contribute to community initiatives that bring people together around elevating conversations and that make the city even just a touch sweeter. http://oneyogaforthepeople.ca
Movement 108: it's small, and it's mighty. Focusing on intentional body movement and getting clients through workouts that activate muscles they didn't know they had, Movement 108 is a group of four trainers coaching a killer community of urban warriors (read: clients) and getting stronger with every kettlebell swing. Check them out and roll by their shared community space for a smoothie or fresh Juice Truck juice; it's really all about bringing people together to sweat and connect. http://www.movement108.com
Escents: an aromatherapy company built and bred right here in Vancouver, it's mission is to bring the healing powers of essential oils to our day to day lives. With an extensive product line to support an array of physical needs and ailments, the homegrown company is now a thriving international brand that's committed to operating to support and nurture our planet - the root and source of the oils that lay the foundation of their products. http://www.escentsaromatherapy.com
RIDE Cycle Club: steaming up their Yaletown studio since 2013, this boutique indoor cycling spot boasts a seriously bada$$ team of teachers and plays some of the best music to support you on on heck of a sweaty ride. They're still new to the scene yet are a huge hit and all the chatter amongst endorphine seekers with a real taste for killer tunes. Find yourself in the saddle with them - first RIDE is free. http://ridecycleclub.com/
We've got even more great partners who have contributed to the night and we'll be celebrating them thorughout the night both with our guests and through our social media. Follow us at @farmacie4u on Instagram and check out the hashtag #nourishingconnections to see who else showed up for us and helped make the 4.0 grow.