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 Vancouver Eastside 10K

Saturday, September 17th

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On September 17th, DEWC will be participating in the Vancouver Eastside 10K to raise money for the Centre. Rally your friends to sign up and support DEWC in the downtown #Eastside10k!

Register at: https://2mev.com/#!/events/2016-vancouver-eastside-10k

Get a 10% Discount off the registration cost by using discount code 16VEDEWC!

Won’t be able to join us on race day? You can still fundraise for one of our DEWC runners. Find the list of our supporters here: https://2mev.com/2016-vancouver-eastside-10k/pledge/search/

DEWC is experiencing unprecedented challenges with the increasing growth in homelessness. Consequently, there has been a significant rise in the demand for support service within our Centre and Emergency Night Shelter for women and children.

With every sponsorship of just $5, you are supporting a woman to access crucial refuge and shelter from high levels of violence and conditions of poverty. DEWC also provides free basic necessities including hot meals, secure toilets and showers, and clothing. Our Kitchen Program serves up to 500 meals daily, totaling 182,500 annually. Our specialized services at DEWC include Advocacy, Housing Outreach, Victim Services, HIV Case Management, Senior Outreach, and Cultural Programming.

The cost to deliver these services is growing exponentially and we need support from community members like you.


 Women’s Orchestra Benefit Concert

September 10, 2016, 8PM

Blusson Spinal Cord Centre

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You’re invited! On September 10 the Women’s Orchestra will be doing a benefit concert at the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre with all ticket proceeds going to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. $20 gets you entrance to a fabulous evening of orchestra music composed by women, for the benefit of women.

Tickets available on Brown Paper Tickets.

For more information on the concert, and to see which women composers will be featured, please visit the Women’s Orchestra website.


Soft Swap Clothing Exchange

September 10, 10AM – 4PM

4090 Graveley Street, Burnaby

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Clean out your closet and get yourself some new clothes for fall at the Soft Swap Community Clothing Exchange!

All ages, all women & femme folk invited. LGBTQ friendly.

You do not need to bring clothes to participate!

Soft Swap is an entrance by donation OUTDOOR clothing exchange, where women & femme folks all over can get together, swap outfits, and connect with their community. Once in the swap, all clothes will be FREE, unless marked for the silent auction.

As the event is ENTRANCE BY DONATION, all money raised will be going to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

All left over clothing will be sorted out by volunteers for non-profits in the Vancouver area.

For more information visit the Soft Swap Clothing Exchange Facebook event page.