Vancouver IRL – 2024 Event Series

by | Nov 17, 2023 | News

Starting this new year, Vancouver IRL will be hosting weekly crafty and educational events, and we’re looking for guest hosts!

If you have a craft or an educational topic that you believe would captivate an audience of up to 40 people, we’d love to hear from you.

Additionally, we’re seeking sponsors for these events. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please email Trevor at

Purpose of the events

• To offer enjoyable, affordable events for our community.
• To give hosts a platform to share their passions and promote their business or nonprofit.
• To enhance visibility for our sponsors and those listed on our directory.

Event/Venue Details

Heathen Brewing Feral Public House (1109 Washington St, Vancouver, WA 98660) – Banquet Room (ADA compliant, seats 40 comfortably, food and drink available for purchase).

  • Due to the venue setting – there are limitations to events involving outside food or drinks.
Every Saturday (starting with January, with potential to extend through Q1)
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – End (we need to be cleaned up by 4:00 PM)

Benefits for Guest Hosts

01 | Exposure: Opportunity to plug your business/nonprofit at the end
02 | Materials Cost: If your craft uses materials from your business, you may charge retail prices (included in ticketing cost).

  • Vancouver IRL will reimburse the hosts for the material costs included in the ticketing


Benefits for our directory listings

01 | Free Advertising: Inclusion in a physical catalog distributed at events, featuring listings, event calendar, and selected blog posts.
02 | Sponsorship Opportunities: Email Trevor for more info

Examples Events that you could host

  • EChocolate Tasting class (already on the books)
  • EWorkshop on how to make your own candles (I’ve hosted one of these before)
  • EClass on how to play a game (like D&D, etc.) which then can transition into a game afternoon
  • EDiscuss best practices regarding starting/running a small business
  • EPutting together flower arrangements workshop

Examples of Events you can’t host*

  • ETasting alcohol not served by Heathen
  • EYoga (I love yoga classes, but it’s not the venue for that)
  • EWorkshops that can damage property or hurt attendees (no power tools or open flames)
*We reserve the right to turn down any idea if we don’t think it’s a good fit. We also may ask you to do a dry run with us to ensure it’s appropriate.

Schedule and available dates:

1/6 – Chocolate Tasting with Dr. Kalei Ross Meetup Event
1/13  – DIY Dog Toy Making Workshop with Dogpaw – Rescheduled to 3/23 due to weather
1/20 – Card Making with Western FanciesMeetup Event
1/27 – Evergreen Habitat for Humanity Info Session – Meetup Event
2/3 – Voice Your Vision: Social Media Success in 2024 with Riparian MediaMeetup Event
2/10 – Welcome Spring Sign Making Workshop with Kilted Nutz – Meetup Event
2/17 – Clear Rules for Conversations with Ivan Farber – Meetup Event
2/24 – Navigating Entrepreneurship: Tales & Takeaways from Startup Attorneys with Lane Powell PC – Meetup Event
3/2 – Event info coming soon
3/9 – Kristina Acupuncture – Event page coming soon
3/16 – Available
3/23 – DIY Dog Toy Making Workshop with Dogpaw Meetup Event
3/30 – Journaling for the Reluctant with Bill Quatier – Event page coming soon


Interested in hosting?

Email the following

  • EYour name and the entity you represen
  • EEvent Name and a high-level description
  • EEstimated event length (max 3 hours)
  • EDesired event date
We’ll reply back asking for the following details if approved or we will ask for additional information/voice our concerns.

If approved, we’ll ask for the following:

01 | That you list your business, nonprofit, org, or channel on

  • E (you can do this even if you aren’t presenting, it’s free)

02 | A detailed event description with talking points for us to review. (if applicable)
03 | An event description, bio, and photos for the Meetup posting.
04 | The list of the materials you will be supplying the attendees (if applicable)

  • ELet us know the per person cost so we can include it in the ticketing.
  • EYou will need to have these ready for the event.
  • EWe’ll reimburse you for the used materials.
05 | Let us know if you want the event recorded.
06 | We may ask for other things too.

We’re excited to collaborate with you on these events!

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