Annual Report 2009

Greetings, As we enter the holiday season, I would like to express gratitude on behalf of the Downtown Eastside Centre for the Arts for your encouragement, advice and support. We have now completed our first six months of pilot programming, making great strides in our development of our arts programming and our intention to partner with community organizations; both within the downtown eastside as well as the broader Vancouver community. Our two community-based programs, the Fabric Arts Program and the Seniors Move It program, have both re-iterated what we believed to be true; that there is a great need for accessible arts programs in the Downtown Eastside. We are very proud of what we, along with your support, have accomplished in our first six months and now are making plans for the future. We are also very proud of what we have done with very little financial means. We work with an essential staff base with the result being a very efficient use of our funds focusing on the programming. I, personally, after my homelessness and experience with addiction and subsequent recovery, made a commitment to work for a year in service to the community. I have six months completed Read more