We wish to acknowledge the ancestral, traditional and unceded Aboriginal territories of the Coast Salish, Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people on whose territory we work, live and play on whose territory we stand. We Give Thanks!
A community celebration in the spirit of creating harmony amongst people from all walks of life. #GiveThanksDay has always been a day to remember how far a simple act of kindness can reach. It is a day where we all aspire to inspire youth philanthropy while bridging the gap between the marginalized and privileged communities.
This is our 5th annual Give Thanks Day in collaboration with Playing For Change Day Foundation commemorating the diversity of people living in the DTES of Vancouver. On every #GTD, we serve free food for all present along with providing free services listed below. This year, we will have an addition of offering our youth with a free soccer clinic and a meet and greet with Strathcona Community Police.
Free Food by Knights of Columbus Coquitlam, True Resolution Lodge No.16, Dosa Factory, Prabu Foods, Kilimanjaro Snack House & Catering, Cartems Donuterie & Dosa Corner Vancouver.
Free Health Checks by local nurses
Free Narcan Training & Certifications by PHS Needle Exchange Depot
Free Dental Hygiene Education supported by the Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene Inc.
Free Haircuts by Studio D Hair Studio & Island Vibez Hair Salon
Free Expressive Art Therapy by Sam Romero http://www.earthhearthum.com/expressive-arts-therapy.html
Free Youth Soccer Clinic supported by Ismaili Youth Soccer Club & Kupaa Foundation
Free Wood Carving Workshop by Oncle Hoonki’s Fabulous Horn shop
Free Face Painting supported by Strathcona Community Police
This year’s festival is greatly supported by Kupaa Foundation, DP World Vancouver, Whites LES & Union Gospel Mission
Please invite your grandmamas, grandpops, mothers, father, uncles, aunties, brothers, sisters and don’t forget this is a free non-ticketed event and the only thing we ask is for you all to bring out the youth and donate on #PFCDAY2019.
COME CELEBRATE COLOR! COME CELEBRATE LIFE!
Please visit our Playing For Change Day event page and donate towards raising funds for music programs for children in Bangladesh, Brazil, Ghana, Mali, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Thailand, Morocco, Mexico and Argentina! A portion of monies raised on #GTD2019 will go towards this beautiful cause.
We Give Thanks for each and every one of you for being beautiful and kind to one another in your own unique and profound ways! <3