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3rd Annual Community Christmas Craft Fair 2012 in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

December 15, 2012 Leave a comment

The Community Christmas Craft Fair is a unique experience to support low-income women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Crafts are affordably priced, vendors are part of a supportive community that the public is welcomed into, and the event has no cost to vendors which means all proceeds go directly to the artists. Not only that, but submission to the fair is restricted to low-income residents in the DTES, many of whom are involved in drug and alcohol treatment and employment training programs.

STATUS: A Community Dialogue on HIV/AIDS Services, Supports and Prevention Strategies for Women in the DTES

June 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Presented by PHS Community Services Society and PHS Drug Users Resources Centre

Presented for Support Workers, Service Providers and Peer Workers

Hanging Baskets on East Hastings from PHS Community Services Society and Hastings Folk Garden Society in Vancouver DTES

June 7, 2012 Leave a comment
Hanging baskets with Robbie and the team: every year PHS Community Service Society and the Hastings Folk Garden Society re-plant the hanging baskets that line E. Hastings:
Soil delivery and loading:
Baskets taken down, lined, filled and ready for assembly:
Distributing the plants:
Hanging the baskets:
The last basket:


Hastings Folk Garden at 117 East Hastings, right beside InSite in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

June 1, 2012 Leave a comment

Excited DTES residents prepare Hastings Folk Garden for new planting season!

Below is Jim speaking about prepping the soil, planting seeds and having events!

Description

Our vision is: To create a welcoming, beautiful, safe place for community members to enjoy as a calm green space where they can engage in therepeutic activities; To link supportive programming from the Lifeskills Centre and greater PHS Community Service

Upcoming:

In March come get involved in preparing the garden for the growing season: turn over the soil, get your hands dirty, help us build planter boxes, benches and vertical garden space out of recycled materials! Come ask at Lifeskills if you want to get involved: tel 604 678 8278

In April the garden will be open Noon – 3 Weekdays for community access!

Smudges are Ongoing!

Aboriginal Front Door cares for a Native Plant Garden within the space!

Past Events have included Sprouting Workshops and Outdoor Movies, look for these again in the summer!

Out On A Limb. Stories about growing up and growing older by The Only Animal with PHS Community Services in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

May 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Out On A Limb.  Stories about growing up and growing older

Bringing 100 youth and elders together to relate the passing of time and coming of age

Intergenerational.  Interspecies.  Interactive.

Fifty feet tall and 3 acres of video projection and sound installation in the trees

Community and professional artists working together

Produced by The Only Animal with PHS Community Services

Come hear, tell, and learn from a master storyteller. Weekly workshops on Saturdays through the summer. Facilitated and created by David Roche, Vanessa Richards, Eric Rhys Miller, Keith Murray, and Alex MacQueen with 100 community participants.

Open Workshops:
Saturdays 1 PM – 4 PM
April 28, May 26, June 23
Woodwards Sky Room
131 W. Hastings
Vancouver

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