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Wednesday, June 17th, 2009
4:26 pm
Hello fellow po' folks. This community may or may not be relevant to yr interests:


'Cause going it alone sucks balls.
Saturday, April 11th, 2009
7:21 pm
Certifying Doula - offering free labour support services
I am a DONA trained birth doula, who is looking to provide free labour support services in exchange for completing a short review of my services after the birth.
I have attended a number of births, previous to beginning my certification process.
I trained with the Seattle Midwifery school, and have completed an extensive Breastfeeding support course.

I believe every woman who wants a doula, should have access to a doula, and even after my certification is complete, intend to offer low cost/ sliding scale fees.

I offer,
Prenatal classes, including: how to prepare for birth, things to consider when choosing where to birth, and help with writing a birth plan.
Continuous support at your home or hospital, from the beginning of labour, through to the early postpartum period.
Breastfeeding support and encouragement, as well as referrals to community support when needed.
Support for the entire family, including dad, grandparents and other children.

For more information, or for answers to any questions, please respond to this post.

I am accepting clients immediately, and it is never too late to choose to have a doula !
I primarily focus on women planning to birth from Burnaby to Abbotsford, but will consider births in Vancouver if Mom really desires assistance.


X-posted to Vancouver
Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
2:05 pm
Volunteers Needed for The Ride to Conquer Cancer
June 19-21, thousands of cyclists of all abilities will participate in The Ride to Conquer Cancer® benefiting BC Cancer Foundation. As they embark on this epic journey, they’ll need your help! BC Cancer Foundation is committed to raising funds to reduce the incidence of cancer, the mortality rate from cancer, and improve the quality of life for those who live with cancer.

Our vision… a world free from cancer.

Join the Volunteer Team!

The Ride needs you for a couple of hours or a full day to help with:

• Registration (Vancouver Only)
• Pitching the tents at Camp (Mount Vernon Only)
• Ceremony production (Both)
• Cheering on the Riders (Both)
• And more!

If you or your group are interested, please contact me via email (mwhitney@endcancer.ca)  or by calling 1.888.771.BIKE (2453).  For more information on our event, please visit www.conquercancer.ca  Individual Volunteers can also register at the following link (http://va09.conquercancer.ca/site/PageServer?pagename=09_volunteerregistration).

Thanks so much for your time and consideration.  If you’d like, I can send you a PDF of our flyer so you can print it and hang it up or distribute it in any way you wish.

Thursday, November 20th, 2008
4:20 pm
Hit the streets of Vancouver to benefit the BC Cancer Foundation (Vancouver)
Do you get excited at the idea of getting decked out in wacky costumes and meeting new people, all while helping out a great cause? If so, then you better read on! We are looking for fun, enthusiastic Volunteers who are eager and ready to hit the streets of Vancouver as Outreach-ers to benefit the BC Cancer Foundation. Help us in our quest to raise millions of dollars for cancer treatment, prevention, education and outreach services.

As a member of one of our Street Teams you’ll be out on the town, dressed up in wacky attire, and taking part in some crazy outreach stunts. No two days will ever be the same... this environment is fun, fast-paced, and highly rewarding! If you are passionate about this cause, love talking to people, and are someone who knows everyone (or who wants to), this is the position for you!

We are looking for twenty creative, outgoing, and hip individuals to join our Street Teams. You must be willing to commit to approximately 10 hours a month from December 2008 (Starting in January is negotiable) to June 2009. If you are interested or want to learn more, please email mwhitney@endcancer.ca as soon as possible.
Friday, August 15th, 2008
9:32 pm
Friday, March 23rd, 2007
12:30 pm
National Day to Empower Teen Parents
If this post violates the community guidlines, please let me know and I will remove it ASAP.

The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is coming upon us once again.  Now, I'm all for preventing unwanted pregnancies, but I am not pleased with the way the NCPTP slanders teen parents and tries to keep them down in order to further their cause.  Previous ad campains have used the words "Dirty", "Cheap", "Useless" , and "Nobody" to describe teen parents.

All parents need support, especially those for whom the odds are against.  There are so many issues facing teen parents that make just being able to care for their children difficult. Lack of access to affordable childcare and flexible schooling, limited financial resources,  and unstable relationships are just some of the many obstacles that a teen mother might be up against.

I propose that on May 2, (or the weekend following) the same day the NCPTP is held, that we hold a counter event in Vancouver, BC.  The International Day to Empower Teen Parents campaign should include information about pregnancy options (it WILL be a pro-choice event), support services for pregnant teens and young parents in the area, information on financial aid in the form of welfare, EI, and community service agencies.

I am a young mama myself, and don't have much financial resources available to me, but I'm very passionate about this and would like to make this happen.  If anyone would like to help in the organizing, help out at the actual event, or give suggestions on how to do this on a low budget, I'd like to hear from you.  If the response is big enough, I will be holding a planning meeting within the next 2 weeks.

X-posted everywhere.
Tuesday, December 19th, 2006
4:40 am
our roomate just recently moved out, so we're in need of a new roomie! we live in east van - off of powell st, we have an ocean view. our place is a two bedroom apartment - approx 800 square feet - hardwood floor - 2 bathrooms - in suite washer/dryer - balcony.
we're two students, laid back, we have a cat (so you'd have to be okay with that). we're queer/trans friendly individuals.
rent is $420, we could also split internet if you'd be interested and on top of that hydro (which isn't very expensive usually).
If you're interested email me or message me back:
Wednesday, June 28th, 2006
12:49 am
tech. services!
hello femmes and fellows

I'm moving and looking for the best (cheapest & decently functioning) high speed internet, phone service (local +caller id +call waiting), and possibly cable.

I'm considering digital phones (but shaws seems to be more expensive instead of less) or a cell phone plan that will be good enough for my only line (although a landline can be quite nice.)

Tell me your findings! Please. :)
Monday, May 29th, 2006
2:06 pm
Friday, April 14th, 2006
8:30 pm
does anyone have a copy of quicktime that will run on windows 98?
Friday, March 31st, 2006
10:11 am
Friday, March 17th, 2006
12:57 am
We're short on staff currently, if you're a people person and have the ability to multi task, come on in!

The Bay Downtown Vancouver
Gift Registry Department

Come down, hit human resources on the 7th floor [mon-fri 9-5] fill out an application and stop by the registry department to introduce yourself to Doni, the department manager! Awsome place to work, fast paced and a blast, spread the word!

Sorry for x-posting in van communities, thanks in advance!
Thursday, February 16th, 2006
8:04 pm
your night just got a life.


If you live in Vancouver, you need to check out that link and add yourself to the mailing list. My roommate Nicola is putting together a magazine listing all the rad shit going on in Vancouver. Shows, art openings, house parties, sweet alleys to get trashed in.

This magazine is:
- Free.
- Available online only, as a PDF file.
- Sent Bi-weekly over the email airwaves.
- Called The City Is Here For You To Use.
- Going to slay.

Thursday, February 9th, 2006
7:39 pm
Milk crate furniture.
Friday, January 13th, 2006
11:51 am
Free Haircut!

My co-classmate is looking for a blunt bob model for our graduation strut, so if you have a bob or would like one for free, please comment and I'll send you her way. 

  • Appointment availabilities: Jan 16th-19th, 5:30-7pm.  My friend is bubbly, talented and lots of fun, and during this time she'll do your actual cut.  Class ends at 9:30, so you won't be out any later than that.
  • Graduation Station: Jan 20th, call at 5:15 - to be appropriately dolled up for the show at 7:30
  • Address: 220 Cambie St - John Casablancas, at Water and Cambie streets.

The show itself, though necessary, is not a huge stressful deal.  You'll just be doing a little walk around the salon for the class and their cohorts, we will all love you and clap for you, and you get cake at the end.  It's really win-win.  Who's in?


Tuesday, December 13th, 2005
11:34 pm
queer open mic night

unsweetened and outspoken

queer open mic night

a special gender performance by



plus many other spoken word artists, musicians, and poetry extraordinaires

hosted by kim shaughnessy and nathaniel k. wolfe

special date:

tuesday, december 20th

sign up 8:30 - show 9pm

new venue:

el cocal

1037 commercial drive (@ napier)

$3 - 5 sliding scale

no one will be turned away at the door

everyone welcome!
Saturday, November 26th, 2005
5:09 pm
Unsweetened (and Outspoken)
this tuesday

Unsweetened (and Outspoken)

Queer open mic night
(everyone welcome!)

and chapbook release party
for cute, angry little lesbian

Kim Shaughnessy

and gender revolutionary

Lisa B.

hosted by

nathaniel k. wolfe

sliding scale $3-5
no one will be turned away at the door

note the venue change!

El Cocal

1037 Commercial Drive (@ Napier)
just one block south and across the street from Zesty's

x-posted everywhere!

sign-up 8 pm
show 8:30pm

Contact unsweetened.outspoken@gmail.com to participate or just show up!
Tuesday, November 1st, 2005
11:57 pm
HP printer cartridge
Hi, I've got a #56 black Hp inkjet cartridge here for free. The package itself is open and I don't want to waste it since I bought the wrong one. So before it dries out, it's free for anyone's taking. Never been used - wasn't compatible with my HP printer.

Comment if you want it. Retail value $28, 19 ml.
Monday, October 17th, 2005
1:31 pm
I'm looking for a fish tank (not a bowl). Hopefully a medium sized one? Free or really cheap? Does anyone have an old fish tank they haven't been using for awhile? I'd be happy to pick it up!

x-posted to vanbuysell
Wednesday, September 14th, 2005
1:28 am
A Most Excellent Garage Sale
We have an exceptional amount of clothing (various styles/various sizes), toys, jewelery, doodads and deedads--a lot of super awesome stuff that we need to share with you guys.

Come to 192 W. 16th Ave. @ 16th and Columbia (Vancouver, BC)



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