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Pre-Loved Clothing Swap

Friday, October 12, 2018 at 5 PM – 8 PM

You are invited to our pre-loved clothing swap event in inspired by the global Fashion Revolution movement and sponsored by The Makehouse and Used.ca. They will be donating profits to  Indigenous Perspectives Society!

Please save the date and join us to trade in clothing that no longer inspires you in return for new to you items to revamp your wardrobe. All leftovers will be donated to charity. Swapping is a sustainable and eco-friendly way to refresh your wardrobe while connecting with your community!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

3-4:30pm | Early Clothing Contribution Drop Off & Cash Payment

5-8pm | Clothing Swap Event

We are selling 50 advanced tickets, which will cover our event costs). After that, you will be able to pay $10 cash at the door (all cash raised will be donated to the Indigenous Perspectives Society.

You can purchase your advance ticket via this page or RSVP for reminders via the Facebook event here.

Clothing swap events provide great opportunity to make space and clear out your closets. Bring your quality, gently worn items to give away, and find what you didn’t know you were looking for!

All ages, eras, sizes, and types of items will be accepted.

Accepted items include:

* Women’s, men’s, and/or children’s clothing

* Shoes

* Accessories

* Jewelry

Items must be clean, in good condition, and likely to be valued by others.

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We have a few simple guidelines to keep the event running smoothly:

☆ Attendees are invited to bring at least ten items of good quality things to exchange your contributions for a selection of new to you items.

☆ Event admission must be paid prior to swapping. Volunteers and kids under 12 get into the event at no charge.

☆ Help spread the word, the more the merrier, with more selection to choose from.

☆ Bring your own reusable bag to take your new items home or purchase locally sewn bags from the Indigenous Perspectives Society.

☆ When you arrive: Our welcome wagon will show you where to go and what to do! Advance clothing drop off will be offered between 3-4:30pm. You can also to drop off your clothes anytime between 5-8pm when you come to get your swap on.

☆ Arrive in good time for the best selection.

☆ Leave your own personal items (water bottles, purses, jackets) somewhere safe and close where they will not be mistaken for swappable items.

☆ Mingle with friends, and connect with other clothing swap participants, while checking out all the selection of items to be swapped. You are welcome to help yourself to a selection of what you like best.

☆ There are full length mirrors in the bathrooms, so ensure items are a good fit, or put back for someone else to enjoy.

☆ Clothing swaps contribute to sharing resources in an ethical, no cost, enviro-friendly way. All remaining items will be donated to local people in need.

The venue is only a few blocks from The Makehouse at The Burnside Gorge Community Centre conveniently located just off the Galloping Goose trail and easily accessible by several main BC Transit routes. For more information visit the Facebook event page.

Perspectives To Action

Indigenous Perspectives Society and Stream of Consciousness

On November 7, 2018, with the support of Stream of Consciousness and Sunset Labs, Indigenous Perspectives Society is pleased to bring together speakers and performance artists for an evening exploring key efforts in response to the Calls to Action of the Reconciliation Commission.

For this sharing session, Indigenous Perspectives Society is pleased to bring together speakers, performance artists, and screen a short film to explore key efforts in response to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We are fortunate to host “Perspectives To Action” on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen peoples.

*You can attend this event in person or live stream from anywhere! Information below.*

Featured speakers:

  • Eddy Charlie, co-organizer of Victoria’s Orange Shirt Day with Kristen Spray, speaking about Residential School
  • Dr. Jane Dickson, Law Professor at Carlton University and Instructor at Indigenous Perspectives Society, speaking about the Justice system and the Gladue Process

We are also pleased to present:

  • Rachelle Dallaire, Executive Director of Indigenous Perspectives Society
  • Charlie Batchelor, Indigenous Perspective Society’s Youth Representative

Dance and Musical Performances:

  • Eddi Wilson, Two Spirit performance artist
  • Aurora Finkle, musician

Film:

  • A Short Film featuring Laurie McDonald, Two Spirit Elder and Instructor at Indigenous Perspectives Society

Ways to be part of this event:

  • In person at the Sunset Labs by registering for “Perspectives to Action: Stream of Consciousness Event” and purchasing your ticket here under Training and Workshops
  • Live streaming: Enjoy this event wherever you are by registering for the Live Stream
  • There are reserved FREE tickets for youth up to 18 years old. Contact us at Kellyl@ipsociety.ca to reserve youth tickets

 

West Shore Indigenous People’s Day – Save The Date!

Indigenous Perspectives Society and community partners are hosting our fourth annual West Shore Indigenous People’s Day Festival on June 21, 2018 from 11 am to 3 pm.

Save the date as it is sure to be a wonderful event!

Festivities include traditional singing, drumming and dancing, free children’s activities, a free lunch and information booths showcasing the organizations partnering to host this great community cultural event.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Surfrider 2017 EcoStar Awards Finalist

Indigenous Perspective Society (IPS) is proud to have been a finalist in the 2017 Vancouver Island EcoStar Awards in the Greenest Office category.

IPS has a zero-waste policy, which means we compost and recycle everything we can. The IPS team cares deeply about being mindful of our impact on our natural environment and employs best practices for our society’s sustainability. We are always looking at ways to conserve power, decrease emissions, support well-being, and we do our best to reduce, reuse, recycle, and rethink!

The Surfrider EcoStar Awards awards recognize outstanding environmental achievements and leadership by businesses, organizations and individuals. These awards are given to local champions of initiatives, projects and innovations that contribute to a vibrant future in which our communities and ecology both prosper.

For more information about the awards and to see a listing of all the outstanding organizations that Join Indigenous Perspectives Society on the Finalists list visit: http://ecostarawards.com/FINALISTS.php

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Children’s Aid Foundation Foster Care Transition Kits

Each year in November, Indigenous Perspectives Society packs 200 back packs for children in care. These back packs help children in care have a few things of their very own to help them get through a difficult time. This year Northwest Internation Child and Families Services Society in Terrace/Prince Rupert, Denisiqi Child and Family Services, Williams Lake and Foster Parent Support Services will be partnering with us.

Backpacks are assembled for a range of ages from 0-2, 3-5, 6-12, and 13-18. They include bibs, sippy cups, and toys for the little ones, tablets, mp3 players, books, puzzles and art supplies for the other age ranges. Hoodies were donated for the older children and this year Dr. Chris Bryant, a dentist in Sooke, donated 200 tooth brush kits to the backpacks.

IPS would like to thank Gerry Denis and Tara Garnet from Staples on McCallum Rd who negotiated discounts on many items for the backpacks from their suppliers.

Launched in November 2013 through the leadership support of a private donor, the Children’s Aid Foundation’s Ted and Loretta Rogers Foster Care Transition Program aims to improve the experience of coming into care for children by providing items and resources that aid in their comfort, well-being, safety, and sense of security.

Backpacks

Pictured in photos are IPS staff Candace McKivett, Michele Oatman, Pamela Bevan, and Barbara Smith