Archive for July, 2011

YouthWorks BBQ at Strathcona Park in Vancouver

July 28, 2011 Leave a comment

YouthWorks folks invited DTES community members to join them for a sumptious BBQ feast at Strathcona Park in Vancouver recently on a sunny Thursday!  Community members were surprised and very thankful to be part of a wonderful experience!

PHS Hastings Folk Garden And The Lifeskills Centre Present: Sprouting Workshops and Movies in the Garden In Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

July 28, 2011 Leave a comment

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!

Sprouting Workshop #1
Wednesday, August 3, 10am-12pm

Sprouting Workshop #2
Wednesday, August 17, 10am-12pm


Tuesday, August 9, 9pm
The Rock
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
Face Off
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.

HIV Mobile testing at 62 East Hastings (Empty Lot beside Pigeon Park Savings) in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES) on Wednesday July 27, 2011

July 28, 2011 Leave a comment

From What’s Your Status

Together we can radically stop the spread of HIV and AIDS through identifying participants who are positive. The earlier you learn your status and start treatment you significantly lower the risk of transmitting this disease to someone else.

Finding out your HIV status is positive used to be thought of as a death sentence. This is no longer the case because of pioneers in medical research like Dr. Julio Montaner and the BC Center for Excellence in HIV/AIDS who have developed a highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for people living with the disease that can prolong healthy living for a lifetime and reduces the risk of HIV transmission. Along with this ground breaking research, a Point of Care test (similar to a test a diabetic would take) has the ability to screen for the virus in 60 seconds.

We are initiating a HIV testing, treatment and education campaign in the downtown eastside community (DTES). This program is a pilot project linking peers within our DTES to information and resources that they need and are available to them within the PHS programs that currently exist as well as special summer outdoor events.

Our objectives are to test and educate as many people from the DTES community as HIV screening is an important part of preventative health care for everyone. We also intend to link people living with a HIV positive status to all the resources and support that are available to them in their community.

Devon Martin aka Mr Metro’s music and slam poetry class at LifeSkills Centre in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

July 27, 2011 Leave a comment

LifeSkills Centre’s Music and Poetry Class on Fridays 1-3

With Devon Martin aka Mr. Metro – professional music producer on keyboard and beats!

Doug Ferris and Darwin Fisher of InSite’s discussion on different things people are injecting in Harm Reduction class in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

July 27, 2011 Leave a comment

As part of  6 seminars presented by LifeSkills Centre and the Washington Needle Exchange in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

Doug Ferris and Darwin Fisher chat with peer outreach workers on Different things people are injecting