Photography by Kayla Mann
As a group of community-oriented Strathcona businesses, we decided to take the principles of the holiday and elevate its purpose with giving back to the neighbourhood that was the fertilizer to our roots and growth. We believe in the idea that although one person's individual actions can be powerful, having the support and working together with others can ascend into greater impact that can really drive noticeable change.
The evening was a ticketed catered dinner provided by Kokomo and Virtuous Pie, with proceeds and product contributions going to UNYA and the Downtown Eastside Women's Shelter. There were 35 guests that attended and participated in heartfelt, action-driven conversation.