Seven years ago I door knocked and pitched organizations in the DTES to come together in unity and put aside our agendas to simply give back creatively to the low income families and residents in Vancouver's Down Town East Side . The following year I pitched the BC Childrens Hospital to establish a second annual event inside BCCH and do bedside visits as well.
I am so happy that after seven years this vision is still going strong thanks to the amazing core team of volunteers. Help-Portrait- Vancouver is part of me because of all the work I put into it. It has sustained through all I have sustained and shown me the power of unity in a community and what that can do to the human soul.
Putting the infrastructure of this together those years ago , learning, growing and working with so many diverse people has been an education in its self. Here is to another Seven years and more lives touched through the arts .