2019 was quite a year at Vancity HUB! From bringing on new team members, to launching our new website, to collaborating on our biggest giveaway ever, our team is so grateful for the year we’ve had and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2020. So with that, here’s a quick recap of some of our biggest moments of the year!

1) Our biggest giveaway ever 🔥

Back in June we launched an EPIC giveaway with our friends at Compass Heli Tours! It was easily our most popular giveaway we’ve ever launched with over 3500+ entries. We can’t say we were surprised either. The prize up for grabs was not only an expensive one, but it was at a prime time in the season making this a very rare experience to be won. You can check out the giveaway winners experience on that trip HERE, and stay tuned on our Instagram page for more of these giveaways coming in 2020!

2) New team members 🤝

“Alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much.” We’ve always had big goals at Vancity HUB, and to achieve those we know we’ll need an amazing and committed team that’s as excited about our mission as we are. So this year we’re incredibly grateful to have found some of those team members to come on board and fill some crucial roles. This includes Hussain Ali as our Operations Manager, Heather Andrews as our Creators of Vancity Chapter Leader, Julia Hess as our Vancity Studio Marketing Coordinator, and Keely Scott as our Vancity Studio Events Coordinator. These folks have already had a big impact on the organization, and we’re very excited to see what we can all achieve together in 2020!

3) New brand identity 🎨

Many of you knew us as Vancity Feature first, which was the name of our community for a few years. However, this year we decided to retire that name and rebrand to something that spoke more accurately to the type of organization that we’ve become, a HUB for the community. So with our new name, Vancity HUB, came a new logo as well, which again helped us communicate our intentions as a brand more clearly, which is to act as a connector for like-minded locals and help strengthen communities throughout Vancouver. The response has been very positive, and we thank you for that.

4) New website launch 🙌

You’re here right now reading this blog post on our brand new Vancity HUB website! This website has been a long time in the making. It’s going to be constantly updating and evolving, but we’re so excited to finally have a place to send our audience to that isn’t solely on Instagram so that we can continue to add more value through our content. From our latest events, to new blog posts and products, this website will be the place to keep up to date on everything HUB related.

5) Community Christmas Party 🎄

On December 28th we hosted a community Christmas party in support of the Union Gospel Mission and their Share Christmas Fundraising Campaign. We raised over $2,300 for folks in need over the holidays, and at the same time hosted a fun community filled evening with 80 others at BREWHALL. We also had some awesome sponsors on board including Vessi Footwear and DUER. This was our biggest event of the year and was a perfect way to end the decade.

So there you have it, 2019’s biggest milestones boiled down into five key moments. It was a year of learning, growth and excitement to say the least. Thank you to everyone who has been following along on our journey, we hugely appreciate your support and can’t wait for everything that 2020 holds for us all. ❤️