Experience Hastings Crossing and win a prize pack from HxBIA local businesses worth $200!

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      Once again, the Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association (HxBIA) is excited to announce the annual festival. This special ten-day event, taking place from February 23 to March 4, will see over 40 businesses in the Downtown Eastside partnering with local charities to help raise awareness and funds.

      Through collaboration with its business members, as well as its grassroots, government, private sector, and nonprofit partners, HxBIA supports and promotes its members to contribute to an inclusive and vibrant local economy in the Downtown Eastside.

      The Experience Hastings Crossing event showcases some of the wonderful local businesses, while also raising funds for the important work being done by community-focused and nonprofit organizations in the area.

      Visitors can benefit from the festival with free classes, specialized dishes, and much more.

      Businesses participating include , which will donate the value of a meal ($3.50) to with each purchase of the Special Heart Burger for the duration of the event.

      And make sure you head to on February 23 for your caffeine fix, as one dollar from every coffee sold will go to support the work of .

      Or enjoy a free workout barre class at in exchange for a “wish list” item for .

      Giving back to the community never looked so easy.

      Be sure to for a full list of the participating businesses and promotions.


      A prize package (valued at $200) including gift cards and special products from local HxBIA businesses and social enterprises, including Save On Meats, East Van Roasters, The Pint, The HiVE, and more!

      This contest has ended.

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      Contest Deadline: Monday, March 5, 12:01 am
      Winner(s) will be contacted either by phone or email.

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