August 2016 Newsletter
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August Newsletter
Hello Kickstart friends and supporters!

The most exciting news we have this month is that we have a new home! Kickstart is now part of the SpencerCreo Centre at 475 Main Street in Vancouver, which is supported by the SpencerCreo Foundation. We share space with eight fantastic non-profit organizations that are doing great work. Aboriginal Women's Action Network, Growing Chefs!, Justice for Girls, Mom2Mom Child Poverty Initiative, ONE TO ONE Literacy Society, SVP Vancouver, and Yo Bro Yo Girl. We are so lucky to be working beside these organizations. Check them all out.

A huge thank you to all the folks that came out to the gallery opening at The Gallery at The Cultch of the exhibition, Every Day in Every Way: exhibit one. It was so nice to see so many friends and supporters at the event.
The exhibition is on until August 27th. If you have not seen the show yet, make a point of it. Featured artists are Darren Andrychuk, Dawn Margaret Enman, Deborah Leigh, Trish Smith, Take5, and L.J. Throstle.
You won't be disappointed.
Here are some photo's from the event.
1 - Trish Smith, featured artist.
2 - Deborah Leigh, featured artist.
3 - Gallery guest and Athena Cooper, Board member.
4 - Gallery guests.
5 - L.J. Throstle, featured artist, and guest.
Trish Smith, featured artist
Deborah Leigh, featured artist
Guest and Athena Cooper, Kickstart Board member
gallery guests
L.J. Throstle, featured artist, and guest
Our next exhibition is:

Every Day in Every Way: exhibit two
Featuring works by Karen Colville, Olga Kalamkarova, Peggy Logan,
Katherine Alma-Nihte, Natalia Bogolepova, Pamela Williamson,
Kevin Lee, Tessa Carter, David Lee, Stephanie Moore, A.J. Brown,
Ruth Major, Joni Larsen, and Doug Heal.
September 1 – October 16, 2016
Artist reception: September 16, 6-8pm
This event is free and open to the public!
There will be ASL interpretation at the opening reception.

Unitarian Church of Vancouver
949 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver
Viewing hours: Mon – Thurs 9:30am – 2:30pm, Sun 12:30 – 2:00pm
The Unitarian Church of Vancouver is wheelchair accessible.
AJ Brown
Karen Colville
We are raising money right now to produce a box set of 5 art cards, featuring the work of 5 different artists who lives with disabilities. These card sets will be sold, as a fundraiser, to raise much needed operational funds for Kickstart. Our main cost at this stage is paying artists professional fees for the use of images, and of course, printing.
Every dollar helps us get closer to our goal so please consider making a donation at this time. If you are able to, donate $1, $5, $20 or $100. It all helps!
Thank you in advance.

Here is the link:
The 14th Annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival
On September 17th, Kickstart will be participating in the Harvest Fair, at the Ravine Moon Festival, from 4-7pm, in Slocan Park. Stop by our booth to say hi, meet some Kickstart Board members, pick up some information about upcoming events, sign up to become a volunteer, or make a donation.
For more information check out their website.
December 3rd is the annual celebration for International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and Kickstart wants to start a new tradition. 

This year, Kickstart is going host the 1st Annual Public Gathering for International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This gathering will take place from 1-3pm, at the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street.

Please join Kickstart and all the supporting organizations, companies, allies and people who live with a disabilities, to share some time together, in public, on this very special day.

If you are interested in helping make this event happen, please contact Yuri Arajs at
Kickstart really needs...

1. A volunteer graphic designer. Primarily we use postcards, posters and evites for our marketing so we need someone to put this stuff together for us so it can go to the printer.
2. An administrative volunteer. We need help updating files, filing, some organizing, and archive work.
3. A fully accessible City.
If you able to help us out, please contact Yuri at

Thank you so much!
A very special thank you to:
Make a donation
You can contact Kickstart directly at
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Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture
PO Box 2749 Station Terminal
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