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For people experiencing poverty and homelessness, the obstacles standing in the way of positive life changes can feel insurmountable.
Everyone needs opportunities for meaningful work — to earn an income, feel valued, and participate in community. This fall, Megaphone and Hope in Shadows will be celebrating 14 years of meaningful work and community connection for people experiencing poverty in Vancouver and Victoria.
Join the Megaphone community for the third annual Megaphone breakfast on Tuesday, November 8th at the beautiful Alice MacKay Room at the Vancouver Public Library.
This event will bring together the Megaphone and Hope in Shadows community -- vendors, supporters, and partners — to build support for solutions that can build strong communities, and end poverty. We'll celebrate what the Megaphone community has accomplished and talk about our vision for the future as Megaphone grows.
This event is worth waking up early for - comedian and actor Pat Kelly of CBC's This is That will be our host, and help us highlight the work of vendors in our communities. We'll also award one hard-working vendor the honour of Vendor of the Year.
This event takes place on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. As we organize and celebrate, we also remember the historical and ongoing colonial genocide against Indigenous peoples that make it possible for many of us to be here on this land.
We hope you can join us!
November 8th, 2016
Alice MacKay Room at the Vancouver Public Library
What to expect - FAQs
Schedule: Doors will open at 7:00am — please join us for a cup of coffee! The Breakfast will be served buffet-style at 7:30 sharp, and the program will wrap up by 9:00am.
Food: We're excited to be serving guests a breakfast buffet catered by DTES social enterprise Potluck Cafe and Catering - complete with eggs, bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, and tomatoes.
Social Media: Follow us @MegaphoneMag and join the conversation! Tag your posts with the hashtag #changethatworks to enter to win a prize pack.
Tax receipts: We can issue tax receipts for any donations made at the event (please address cheques to Hope in Shadows). We cannot issue tax receipts for event tickets.
Sponsorship: If you or your organization is interested in joining with our visionary sponsors to support this event, please contact email@example.com to discuss our sponsorship package.
Accessibility: The Alice MacKay Room at the Library Square Conference Centre is fully wheelchair accessible. Please contact us if you have any questions or require any further specifications on accessibility. We'd be happy to provide more information as needed.