PHS (Portland Hotel Society) Community Services Society’s DTES Honoring Elder’s Pow Wow committee, invite you to share with us, a celebration to honor our elders who reside in the DTES with a traditional style pow wow.
Our elders come from all across ndn country, and rarely make it out to cultural events, so PHS Community Services Society pow wow committee want to bring a cultural celebration to them!
It will be held in the new park, protected by large tenting. Hope you can make it!
*The committee, respectfully invited our Tuesday night drums groups and dancers to participate.
Sitting Still Thunder
HOST DRUM: Oceanside Dakota who have support DTES events, actions over the years.
*DANCERS: Who will share about their style of dance:
(confirmed thus far:)
Curtis Joe: Men’s Chicken Dance
Riannon Nahanee: Women’s Fancy
Will Visser: Men’s Fancy
Jr. Waskewitch: Men’s Grass
Keith Nahanee: Men’s Traditional
Women’s Traditional: Gloria Nahanee
Robin Prince: Women’s Jingle
VENDORS INFO: This event an exhibition style Pow Wow, no commercial tables please, but local artists can bring their own blanket to display their arts and crafts
**** ALL DANCERS WELCOME! ****
Emcee in Training: Ian Bee
Assisted by John Miller
Below are photos of hard working Downtown Eastside residents working on transforming the empty lot to a beautiful community gathering space.
The Portland Hotel itself was initiated in 1991 by Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside Residents Association (DERA). The Association converted a local hotel and named it after the US city of Portland, where Canadian organizers had been inspired by housing programs for homeless people. The facility was transferred to the Portland Hotel Society on its completion. The program moved to a new building (re-named the Portland Hotel) in the downtown eastside in 1999.
The program is funded by the British Columbia Housing and Mortgage Corporation (a provincial Crown corporation) and the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.
PHS Hastings Folk Garden And The Lifeskills Centre Present: Sprouting Workshops and Movies in the Garden In Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)
Home sprouting workshops with Chris Thoreau
Growing sprouts at home is easy, affordable, and a great way to
improve your health! In just minutes a day you can grow all the
vitamins and minerals you need! Join Chris Thoreau as he walks you
through the steps of home sprouting. In seven days or less you’ll have
tasty, nutritious sprouts to eat whenever you like!
Chris is an urban farmer in Vancouver who specializes in soil-grown
sprouts. He holds a degree in Agroecology from UBC where he
specialized in soil science. Chris is a former certified organic
farmer and an IOIA trained organic inspector. Read more about Chris
and his sprouts at www.myurbanfarms.ca!
Sprouting Workshop #1
Wednesday, August 3, 10am-12pm
Sprouting Workshop #2
Wednesday, August 17, 10am-12pm
MOVIES IN THE GARDEN!
Tuesday, August 9, 9pm
W/ Nick Cage, Sean Connery, and Ed Harris
“Losers always complain about doing their best….Winners go home and
**** the prom queen”.
Tuesday, August 23, 9pm
W/ Nick Cage and John Travolta
“I want to take his face…off”.
Capacity: 30 people
Popcorn and juice provided!
PHS 17 E. Hastings St. Beside Insite.