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Hearts at Beauty Night

February 1, 2012

I spent an amazing evening at Beauty Night recently and have written a number of articles which will come out over the next few weeks about this committed Downtown Eastside organization that provides women with much-needed respite from tough times and helps them find new paths.

On February 13, Beauty Night will be holding a celebration of friendship, community & love which, keeping Valentine’s Day in mind, is aptly titled “RED“. To celebrate RED, volunteers are looking up positive words that end in RED (if you think of any, send them to me).  Fashion designer Nancy Perreault has designed lip shaped gift bags which students from West Van Secondary, Eric Hamber Secondary and a women’s group, spearheaded by one of the Beauty Night volunteers, have sewn using fabric donated by Tritech.

These approximately 500 gift bags will be filled with donations received from the staff of many companies, including BC Hydro and Wear Those Deals. Lush Cosmetics staffers will be filling the gift bags and handing them out on February 13, sending some love to women of the Downtown East Side. Photographer Ken Villeneuve will be capturing glamour girl photos for the ladies and there will also be a Valentine’s Day dinner (with more details to come as they get confirmed). If you would like to help or learn more, please contact Beauty Night.

The RED event is held on February 13th in respect for the February 14th Women’s Memorial March which is held ‘to express compassion, community, and caring for all women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Unceded Coast Salish Territories. Twenty one years later, the women’s memorial march continues to honour the lives of missing and murdered women’.

The two events are especially heart wrenching, juxtaposed against the Missing Women Inquiry. The stories emanating from that inquiry show the tragic lack of concern by the very police forces which should have been protecting the most disadvantaged women in our society.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 1, 2012 12:50 pm

    thanks.very good blog and very good share.

    • March 4, 2012 3:43 pm

      Thanks for your comment. The women had a lot of fun at the Beauty Night event, as did I. It is an organization very worthy of support

    • March 4, 2012 3:45 pm

      Thanks for the feedback. Hope you come back to visit as all the blogs relate to nonprofit organizations or businesses that support them.

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