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The Imperial is hosting this year's #IWANT2BE event for a great cause

DH Vancouver Staff Mar 01, 2018 9:00 am 361

This spring, you can make a world of difference in the lives of hundreds of girls living in Sub-Saharan Africa.

On Thursday, April 12 the fourth annual #IWANT2BE event is taking place downtown at the Imperial in support of One Girl Can, an organization that provides girls in Africa the opportunity to reach their dreams through education.

This year’s event is set to be bigger and better than ever, with the aim to raise funds for 95 high school scholarships and 85 university scholarships for girls in Kenya and Uganda.

In 2017, the event raised more than $336,000, which went towards building science labs and sourcing educational equipment to encourage female studies in science, technology, engineering, and math.

The evening entails an exciting live and silent auction, and a powerful video with stories from the girls themselves. Even if you don’t plan on making any bids, you don’t want to miss the fast-paced atmosphere of this wonderful event.

Tickets to this year’s event can be purchased online and are priced at $99. The price of your ticket includes an AG Hair goodie bag of products valued at $85, a complimentary drink, and delicious appetizers from the award-winning No Fixed Address Catering.

If you’re unable to make it to the event but would like to contribute, One Girl Can accepts donations online and you can also donate through the online ticket page.

Be part of the movement to eradicate poverty and promote gender equality in some of the most disadvantaged areas in Africa.

One Girl Can – 2018 #IWANT2BE event

When: April 12
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Imperial Vancouver – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $99 – Available online now

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Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of One Girl Can

This event wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of TD, Beedie Development Group, Mirabel Vineyards, KPMG, Bootlegger, Great Little Box Company, Journeys by Design, Sikeleli Africa Safaris, Daily Hive, Living Magazine, Hemlock Printers, and Caroline Ross Photography Studio.

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