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SRA news, 29 May 2010

 Hello, Strathcona friends and neighbours. A few news items for you.


Don't forget to check our website (http://strathcona-residents.org) for more news and for information about events around the neighbourhood.
The last SRA meeting of the season will be held on Wednesday, June 2, at 7:15 at the Strathcona Community Centre.
Job Title  Managerial Assistant
Company  Vancouver Moving Theatre
Job Description
Working closely under the supervision and mentoring of the Executive Director, the Managerial Assistant will assist the Executive Director in all facets of company management, including the preparation for the 2009 Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival. This position, in the field of arts-based community development, involves artist and community partner liaison, program coordination, contracts, fundraising, promotion and publicity, audience development, database management, word processing, correspondence, financial services (payroll, bills, banking), and community liaison and outreach.
This career path student will gain invaluable management, production and community development skills working with a team of award-winning and highly experienced community-engaged theatre professionals in the non-profit sector.
30 hours a week for 11 weeks between Monday 14 June and Friday 28 August 2010
$11.50 per hour
This summer employment opportunity is an excellent situation for students currently enrolled in post secondary arts, community development or arts management. This position is possible with a Summer Student grant from HRDC. Students must be 30 and under and planning to go back to full time education at an accredited school in the fall.
Deadline for application:   5pm Wednesday 2 June 2010 
Contact information- email or mail resumes with cover letter to:
Terry Hunter
Executive Director, Vancouver Moving Theatre
Artistic Producer, Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Chinatown Postal Outlet Box 88270
Vancouver BC V6A 4A5 
A night of flamenco performance with special guests, celebrating women making art in the DTES
Suggested donation: $0 - $20
Proceeds go to Enterprising Women Making Art (EWMA, a program of Atira Women's Resource Society)
Tuesday, June 1
8:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Radha Yoga and Eatery
728 Main Street

Hastings Racecourse is giving Building Opportunities with Business (BOB) a Day at the Races from noon to 4:00 onSunday, June 6th!

Join us for a delicious buffet, a Fancy Hat Contest, and old fashioned FUN in a Marquee Tent beside the exciting race track. Your participation will help us to live our passion - working with local residents and businesses for positive change in Vancouver’s inner city and downtown eastside!   Bring cash or cheque for a chance to win one of many wonderful prizes!

Tickets are $60 and can be purchased in person at the BOB office:  163 East Pender on weekdays between 10am and 4pm or purchased online at https://tickets.firehallartscentre.ca/TheatreManager/1/online   

For more info please check out the e-vite below or go to Day at the Races on the BOB Blog.

From June 11 to 13, The Vancouver Society of Storytelling (VSOS) presents "We, Our Stories": the 18th Vancouver International Storytelling Festival, in partnership with the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.
Events include:
June 11th & 12th | Daytime and evening programming featuring:


  Local and international artists & storytellers RC Weslowski, Allison Cox, Little Woo, Wang Su Ma, Jacques Lalonde, Kwii ge ii wans (Roberta Kennedy), Erin Graham, Mary Gavan, Zamir Dhanji, Les  Franco-Contes and others
  French, Chinese & First Nations storytelling
  The Livingroom: a daytime story potluck buffet Saturday, June 12 11:00am-6:00pm
  The Longest Days: a workshop for storytellers on Saturday, June 12, 4:00pm-6:00pm
  A Chinatown Wander with legend Larry Wong, Saturday, June 12
Saturday June 12 | The Longest Days: a Storytelling Workshop
Celebrating the stories and spiritual journeys of the Summer Solstice
Allison Cox (MA Psychology, Graduate Cert. in Public Health)
4:00 – 6:00 pm


June 13th | StoryBox Sunday


The StoryBox is a partnership between the VSOS and urban ink, a non-profit organization that develops and produces aboriginal and culturally diverse works of theatre, writing and film. On Sunday June 13, the bamboo grove in the public park adjacent to the Garden will be woven with red yarn. This visually compelling listening space will be filled with the StoryBox storytellers.


First Nations elders with experience in documentation will mentor youth who are interested in photographic and film technologies as well as indigenous witnessing practices and protocols. Stories told during the festival will then be given a tangible form and thus remain an accessible legacy for years to come.


  Friday & Saturday evenings: $18/person or $15/person for Garden or VSOS members
  Saturday Daytime: $15/person flat rate 
  The Longest Days (Storytelling Workshop ): $25/person 
  A Chinatown Wander with living legend  Larry Wongtours leave 11am, 2:30pm, 4pm: $10/person
  Sunday Daytime: Free
  Weekend pass for children: $5/person (15 yrs and younger) 


In Person 578 Carrall Street (at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden)
By Phone 604-662-3207 (x 0).


For festival information please call 604 876 2272 or email the VSOS at info@vancouverstorytelling.org