Grace

Events

Using donated spaces, we facilitate events that inspire, empower and connect feminists. Our events include speakers and storytellers, networking and support. After each gathering, we donate partial proceeds to a local initiative benefitting Vancouver’s marginalized communities.

We are striving to create a financially, socially and physically accessible environment for all. All our venues will have wheelchair accessibility and we offer a limited number of sponsored tickets. To apply for sponsored tickets or offer any feedback on ways we can improve on inclusion, visit our Get Involved page.

Good Grief - Exploring and Understanding Grief and Loss
May
27
6:30 PM18:30

Good Grief - Exploring and Understanding Grief and Loss

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Join us for an intimate and warm evening of sharing, exploring and gaining insight into grief and healing.

ALL HUMANS WELCOME

Our speakers will share a wealth of experience and compassion as they tell stories of their personal journeys. 

Shayla Stonechild is a Nehiyaw Iskwew from Muscowpetung First Nations. She has always been a catalyst to help Indigenous youth unlock their full potential. By reclaiming their voices, bodies and spirit that have been silenced and stolen throughout history. There is a shift happening in humanity right now and she believes the arts, meditation, movement and medicine is a part of that shift. Shayla is currently hosting Season 2 of APTN’s documentary series, “Red Earth Uncovered” and has been given the opportunity to travel across Turtle Island; uncovering, researching and reclaiming Indigenous legends. When Shayla isn’t filming she can be found facilitating workshops in First Nations communities that focus on life promotion and healing through the arts, meditation, movement (yoga) and medicine (coming back to an Indigenous worldview). She has a history of collaborations but most recently with Gathering Our Voices, Right To Play and Lululemon.

“Through our Indigenous way of knowing - we have each been given a toolkit from the creator and we are meant to share it will all of society. To come together to unite and learn from each other. I hope to be a part of the waves of transformational change.”

Alica Forneret is a professional facilitator and writer dedicated to creating new spaces for people to explore grief and grieving. She works with an extensive network of international organizations and creatives to help people gain new perspectives on how to support our networks through their grief. You can find her writing her newsletter from coffee shops in Vancouver, or running grief-focused workshops across The United States and Canada. Alica is currently working on getting her certification as a Life Cycle Celebrant to help people celebrate both life and death and her written work has been featured on the pages of Kinfolk, Modern Farmer, Loam, Gather Journal, and Vancouver Magazine

Jennifer Hollinshead is the Founder and Clinical Director of Peak Resilience, which she created in order to provide easy-to-navigate, high quality, trauma-informed services for clients motivated to feel better and live their best lives. Outside of her client work, Jennifer provides consultation, support and supervision to the team at Peak Resilience and can't believe how lucky she is to be surrounded by such strong, compassionate, and authentic women. In her practice, Jennifer brings over twenty years of combined counselling experience and education. She likes to uncover how clients have changed and been resilient in the past, and what motivates them to be resilient and inspired in the present. Jennifer also practices from an intersectional feminist approach, meaning she is curious about how living in a patriarchal, capitalist and colonialist society can impact mental health.

Join us for this special evening.

There will be wine for purchase ($5/glass) and proceeds from the bar will support the Dancing to Eagle Spirit Society - dedicated to the healing and empowerment of aboriginal and non-aboriginal two-spirit individuals, their friends, and their allies. The society seeks to honour the dignity of the individual, building personal and community self esteem by providing emotional support and spiritual needs using traditional Native American ways and culture.


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Grace Lab - Wine Tasting with Nicole Lougheed
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

Grace Lab - Wine Tasting with Nicole Lougheed

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This was such a success last year we had to do it again!

Do not miss our second Grace Club Wine Tasting! OPEN TO ALL HUMANS

Join our resident wine expert Nicole Lougheed (@365daysofvino).

Nicole will be pouring 6-8 different wines (with the opportunity to revisit, and KEEP revisiting your favourite ones). Light snacks will be served and much wine education will be had! Nicole has a knack for selecting approachable wines and for making tasting notes simple and understandable.

This event is limited so get your tickets NOW!

A little more about Nicole - With a wine glass in hand, great stories are told, more laughs are shared & strangers can become friends. That is the power of wine! Through her tastings, Nicole Lougheed gets people together to learn more, talk about and, most importantly, drink wine! All levels of wine knowledge are welcome - the idea is to have fun and learn more about what you like (or don't like) in a wine.

Marketing professional by day and wino by night, Nicole Lougheed has enjoyed many (many) wines over her wine journey which has included stints working in wine sales & category management. She has tasted the cheap and the cheerful, the expensive and the "eww what did I just drink?" and just about everything in between. Let her be your guide through the incredible variety of wines out there, to find your new favourite bottle.

In addition to being a Featured User on the wine review app, Vivino, Nicole has attained the WSET Level 2 Award in Wine & Spirits (with Distinction). She also enjoys regular blind tasting meet-ups (where there is definitely more drinking than spitting) with other local wine nerds.

Nicole (and her favourite bottles) can be found on Instagram: @365daysofvino

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