Party in the Park Celebrate 125 years of First United Church

Please join the First United community and friends in a celebration: Party in the Park When: Saturday, June 4th from 1pm to 5pm Where: McLean Park in Strathcona (Keefer & Heatley) Spend an afternoon with friends & family, enjoy live music, see artisans at work, children’s activities, historical presentations, and barbeque lunch. contributed by Sharon Kravitz

In Our Own Voices Writing Project

The Downtown Eastside Power of Women Group is launching the In Our Own Voices writing project in June 2011.  After a six-week period of intensive writing, we are ready to share our stories about hope, struggle, love and resistance in the Downtown Eastside. During the month of June 2011, you will find twelve exclusive stories from In Our Own Voices on the Vancouver Media Co-op. A new story will be posted every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday starting on June 6th. Week one will feature the journeys that have brought women to the Downtown Eastside, week two will draw attention to child apprehension and violence against women, week three will explore daily life – from working the street to police brutality – on skid row, and week four will highlight ongoing issues of homelessness and poverty in our neighbourhood. The stories will be available here: Read more

Downtown Eastside Centre for the Arts Fundraising Dinner

On Saturday, June 4th at 6 pm the Downtown Eastside Centre for the Arts will be hosting a fundraising dinner in the  generously donated home of one of our supporters. There will be an incredible and delicious menu prepared by a local gourmet chef. There will also be a musical performance and presentations about the Downtown Eastside Centre fo the Arts. Read more

Songs of Mahalia Jackson

Friday, April 15 @ 8 pm St. Andrew’s Wesley Church, 1022 Nelson TICKETS: Firehall Arts Centre Box Office 280 E Cordova 604-689-0926 $25 general seating, $40 reserved seating The “Songs Of Mahalia Jackson” featuring Dalannah Gail Bowen, and this year’s Juno nominated group The Sojourners with musical director, Grammy-nominated keyboardist Michael Creber will bring to life some of the most familiar songs made famous by the well-known gospel singer. The evening’s presentation will include old standards such as “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands” and “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” to more modern gospel songs such as “In The Upper Room” and more. Read more

Art Auction Fundraiser for 20th Anniversary Downtown Eastside Women’s Memorial March

When: Thursday, February 3rd 2011- from 6-9pm Where: The Interurban – 1 East Hastings Street What: Great food, and of course art and arty things. Some of the artists featured are; Garnett Tobacco, Ben Houstie, Richard Tetrault, Laurie Marshall, Carl Simeon, Diane Jacobs, Diane Wood, Ali Lohan, Pat Davitt, Famous Empty Sky,Karenza Wall, Alannah Atley and the WISH Aboriginal Program,and many more. Hope to see you there! contributed by Sharon Kravitz

“Downtown Eastside Women’s Expressions” Art Opening

When: Saturday February 5th 2011- from 4-6pm Where: The Interurban 1 East Hastings Street What: A series of artworks from individual artists, as well as group works from women in the Downtown Eastside community. The drum group Harmony of Nations  will perform and speakers from Women’s Memorial March Committee. Exhibit runs Feb 7th to Feb 12th from 12-5pm contributed by Sharon Kravitz