Posts Tagged: fundraiser

Strathcona Community Tees + Totes

StrathconaCommunityTeesStrathcona has always been in our hearts. My relatives moved into a row home, which is still in the family, near Union Street in the 1920s. My grandma used to take tai chi classes at the Ray Cam Community Centre every Saturday and we would meet the rest of the family there before having dim sum at Pink Pearl or lunch somewhere in Chinatown. I used to walk down to Kenny’s convienence store on East Hastings with my aunt for penny candies and if I didn’t like his selection, we would walk half a block further to Penny’s conveience store. We bought our weekly groceries at Sunrise Market, Rice World, Double Happiness, New Town Bakery, and have been going to the recently destroyed, Daisy Garden, for as long as I can remember. I took my first piano and ballet classes at the Strathcona Community Centre, attended family weddings at Strathcona Church, and most recently, celebrated our son’s first birthday at MacLean Park.

When we set out to find a location for London Fields Shoppe, we never thought we would be in the Heatley Block, but we are super proud to be back in Strathcona and for the opportunity to rediscover new gems and past haunts. We were actually so excited that we asked our friends, Locomotive Clothing, to hand print and design a neighbourhood specific t-shirt. Aren’t they amazing? We have also collaborated with Locomotive Clothing to print the cotton totes shown above with 100% proceeds to the Strathcona Community Centre Association. Shirts are available in various sizes including baby, child, youth, men, and women. Show your neighbourhood pride and find both of these items in-store or online here.

For other neighbourhood love, check out The Pleasant Shop (Mount Pleasant), Brick & Mortar Living (New Westminster), Gatley (Commercial Drive), Stepback (Kitsilano), and Spruce Collective (Fraser Valley).

local event :: crafts for a cause

Crafts for a Cause is a loose knit group of young activists and artists passionate about creating meaningful ‘propaganda’ by working with various progressive organizations around Vancouver and being actively involved in the process of social change. Now in its 5th year, Crafts for a Cause is a fundraiser held at the Rhizome Cafe that supports social justice struggles by bringing together 15 artists and organizations working for a change. Items for sale includes cards, soap, letterpress, textiles, clothing, and more.

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Crafts for a Cause
Saturday, December 1st, 2012
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Rhizome Cafe
317 East Broadway, Vancouver
$2 admission

image via JustPotters

local event :: project space

Art Market: A Project Space Fundraiser is a pop-up shop featuring goods made by over a dozen artists including Got Craft’s Lisa Cinar from Draw Me a Lion! Project Space is a volunteer-run bookshop, publisher and project space by the non-profit OCW Arts & Publishing Foundation.Proceeds support Project Space’s operating costs and sales are split 50/50 with the artists.

Pop-Up Shop runs from Friday, November 23rd to Sunday, December 16th, 2012. To find out more about the event including a full list of participating vendors, please visit their website here.