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Victor Austin’s Honor Walk for Cancer from Vancouver to Prince George, BC

August 13, 2017 Leave a comment

Victor Austin is walking from Vancouver to Prince George, BC to raise awareness for Cancer Victims and to see his beloved father.

Donations are appreciated to support my Honor Walk for Cancer which are going to be used for food and lodging in my journey to see my Dad before his next surgery.

My email address for e-transfer is victoraustin2010 (@) gmail.com

See more on the Facebook Event

I’m going to begin a journey to go see my Dad in Prince George BC Canada before his next and hopefully final cancer surgery on August 21st.

I’m doing this walk all Cancer victims.

Whether they are being treated for Cancer, or are Cancer survivors or for any frenz and familiez who have lost loved ones to cancer.

I invite you to be with me to help kick off my Honor Walk.

I’m hoping that a drum group can be there and someone can smudge me and anyone else at the kickoff. So I can have a safe journey back to my Dad.

My journey starts at my place and ends at University Hospital of Northern British Columbia in Prince George.

My Dad is already there getting medical treatment.

I will have about 766 km and one week to walk home to be with my Dad.

I am going solo and I am only going use what’s donated to me to sustain my journey.

Anyone wishing to donate to my journey can please e-transfer to my email at victoraustin2010(@)gmail.com

I did this once before for a dear friend that I lost 5 months ago to Cancer.

I helped my friend Stephan get back to Winnipeg MB to be with his family in July 2015.

I had 20 cents to my name and left my fate in the Creator’s hands because once I got Stephen Pranteau home I would be on my own until my return flight.

The Creator took care of me the entire time I was there and I got to spend some good time with his family.

I did it cuz I love people and couldn’t stand seeing my friend not be with his family in his time of need.

So I know that the Creator will take care of me again on this new journey that I have decided to undertake.

The date for my departure is tentatively scheduled for Sunday but it could change to a bit earlier or later depending on how much support I can get before my journey.

I am in need some good walking shoes as all I have is formal dress clothes.

Some water bottles, non perishable food that I can put in my backpack. Power bank chargers so I can be sure to alwayz be accessible to everyone who will follow my journey on my blog that I made.

I am hoping that I can find some sponsors to help with logistics (food and lodging). So I can fully concentrate on jus walking.

I am hoping that there is two volunteers to accompany me with a mini van or truck.

I may be walking through some fire zones and if need to get out right away then we can do that.

One driver and one to document and update my blog

Please watch this event for updates and progress

Boxing Day 2015 at 22nd DTES Street Market at 501 Powell St

December 27, 2015 Leave a comment

Happy Boxing Day!

Happy Candy Cane Day!

Thank You Note Day!

0 AHA MEDIA at Boxing Day -22nd DTES Street Market at 501 Powell St on  on Dec 26 2015

Beginning of Smudging Ceremony at 501 Powell Street for DTES Street Market

July 31, 2015 Leave a comment

The emotional cleansing ceremony honoured the Coast Salish traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh and blessed 501 Powell St for a new DTES Street Market.

Beginning of Smudging Ceremony at  501 Powell Street for DTES Street Market

Brody Benson sings Prayer in C by Lilly Wood & The Prick

July 21, 2015 Leave a comment

Brody Benson sings Prayer in C by Lilly Wood & The Prick at Karaoke in Vancouver

Brody Benson sings Pride and Joy by Stevie Ray Vaughan

July 21, 2015 Leave a comment

Brody Benson sings Pride and Joy by Stevie Ray Vaughan at Karaoke in Vancouver

DTES Legal Forum: Access and Barriers

June 25, 2015 Leave a comment

DTES Legal Forum: Access and Barriers: A forum in which to explore legal  access, barriers, innovation, challenges and gaps.

DTES legal forum

The DTES Literacy Roundtable in collaboration with UBC Learning Exchange, with support from Arbutus Rotary, will be holding an exciting forum to bring together downtown eastside educational and community service providers.  We plan to connect with community members around topics of legal access and opportunities, highlighting areas of strength in service delivery and coordination and identifying areas of improvement for gaps in service.

Ecotrust Canada at twenty

April 23, 2015 Leave a comment

Congratulations to Ecotrust Canada on their 20 amazing years of working with people in the places they call home!

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Traditional Coast Salish Welcome with Carleen Thomas (Tsleil-Waututh Nation)

Welcome by Emcee David Martin, founding Board Member

Opening Remarks by Jacqueline Koerner, founding Board Chair

Keynote Speech by Colin Lachance, Northeast Superior Regional Chiefs Forum

Opening Remarks by Adam Lane, Ecotrust

Closing Remarks by Brenda Kuecks, President