An Eventful Week

Vancouver Magazine Power 50

One of the things we especially love at Elettra is getting out and about this fine city of ours and attending different events, particularly our clients’ events.

This week was a pretty busy one starting off on Monday evening with Vancouver Magazine’s 15th Annual Power 50 event taking place at the Vancouver Club.

This is always one of our favourite events of the year, as it’s an opportunity to see and chat with some of the city’s leading lights. This year, Van Mag's Power 50 issue asked “Whose city is this?”, with a focus on inclusivity. The list included such luminaries as Global TV's News Director, Jill Krop; our friend, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould; and a 12-year old girl named Tru Wilson who is changing our city’s attitudes and policies on transgender rights.

Art Against Stigma  at Kettle on Hastings

Art Against Stigma at Kettle on Hastings

On Wednesday we had the pleasure of listening to celebrated author and playwright Drew Hayden Taylor humorously discussing the nuances of Native humour in his work.  Drew was speaking at the opening evening of Decoda Literacy Solution’s Making Sense of the Modern World conference at the Radisson Hotel in Richmond.  He was a big hit with the audience and signed copies of his latest book Me Artsy afterwards.

Thursday evening saw Eastside Culture Crawl activities getting underway and we were excited to check out the opening reception for The Kettle Society’s Art Against Stigma at Kettle on Hastings.

This impressive gallery style art show and sale, which runs all weekend, features more than a thousand pieces of art created by local artists living with a mental health disability.   The aim of the exhibition is to address the misunderstandings and stigma surrounding mental illness.  The variety of artwork available for sale is extensive and we were coveting more than a few pieces!  May need to pop back again this weekend….