A Loss for Our Community

The Renewal team was deeply troubled to learn about the unfortunate death of Ben Banky, CEO of Tallgrass Distribution. Ben was a frequent participant at our annual Social Venture Institute at Hollyhock and he will be deeply missed by many. We extend our condolences to Ben's family and colleagues during this challenging time.

Speak out for Change - Vancouver

April 3, 2009
Location to be confirmed, Vancouver, BC

Build your communication skills to catalyze personal and planetary change. Presented by Gail Larsen and sponsored by Hollyhock Leadership Institute. A condensed course with master teacher Gail Larsen that provides a solid foundation on which to build.

Duane Nickull interviews Joel Solomon

Duane Nickull interviews Joel Solomon at Open Everthing a conference held at Hollyhock in Fall 2008.

Full Moon Xmas

December 13, 2008
Aisle 45, Vancouver, BC
Join SVIers Twice Shy and sponsors Renewal, Chambar, Raised Eyebrow, Hollyhock, Cleanslate, Medine, and Atira for a Full Moon Xmas, a fundraiser supporting Pivot.  Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to party for positive social change with music in two rooms by DJs Hebegebe, K-Tel, Foxy Moron, and Vinyl Ritchie. This event will sell out, so buy your ticket early and we'll see you there!

Innovation from Hollyhock Entrepreneur

BeadforLife eradicates extreme poverty by creating bridges of understanding between impoverished Africans and concerned world citizens. Ugandan women turn colorful recycled paper into beautiful beads, and people open their hearts, homes and communities to buy and sell the beads. The beads thus become income, food, medicine, school fees -- and hope. Here is a letter from Co-Executive Director Torkin Wakefield,  a Co-Founder of Hollyhock...

Duane Nickull Interviews Joel Solomon

Duane Nickull interviews Joel Solomon at Open Everthing a conference held at Hollyhock this fall.

Play BIG at Hollyhock 2009

September 2 – 6, 2009
Hollyhock, Manson's Landing, Cortes Island, BC

Play BIG, an invitational think tank for people with large capital reserves, was created in recognition of the unique role individual wealth holders can play to support social and environmental innovation. Play BIG participants gather as peers and colleagues to help advance their ability to effect change with their resources and to support each other in their work.  

Bluff House Party

It was a balmy starry night out on the deck at another Bluff House Party at Hollyhock.

People were organizing to go swim around in the bioluminescence down at the beach. A pulsing group were having a blast on the dance floor. The conversations were ebullient and warm. People were at another final night of another intensive Hollyhock gathering.

SVI 2008 Reflections

It's been a little over a week but we are still basking in the glow of the 13th Annual SVI at Hollyhock.  We had a remarkable group of people join us for four days of skill building, networking, truth telling, and beautiful sunshine.  This year, we were thrilled to have 130 of the finest social change leaders join us.  When developing the agenda and inviting the participants, we are never quite sure of what the final outcome will be, but we're always sure that there will be some magic. 

Social Venture Institute (SVI) Hollyhock 2009

September 9 – 13, 2009
Hollyhock, Manson's Landing, Cortes Island, BC

Join business leaders and social entrepreneurs at the Social Venture Institute (SVI) for an intensive, interactive inquiry into how to face the day-to-day challenges of running a socially conscious enterprise, September 9-13, 2009 at Hollyhock Centre, Cortes Island, BC.

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