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The Shoe Project

January 9, 2020

PIRS is a proud partner of The Shoe Project, which takes place this weekend (January 11th and 12th), in Vancouver at the BMO Theatre Centre. The Arts Club (non-profit) is generously hostings us, and providing the lounge and a bartender on duty for the reception. PIRS will be present to engage in the after-show conversions, so we hope you can join us and meet the wonderful playwrights and performers after their show.

Although Sunday is already sold out, you can buy tickets for the performance on Saturday here:  https://artsclub.com/education/in-the-community

Since it began in 2011, The Shoe Project has completed 30 events in different venues in Toronto, Halifax, Calgary and of course, our hometown Vancouver. A woman-led, national charitable initiate, The Shoe Project recruits immigrant and refugee women with the desire to lead and coaches them to tell their stories – through a pair of shoes. The participants benefit from a ten-week workshop where they learn to articulate and write a story about their journey to Canada and, just as important, develop their English language skills, make connections and hopefully, everlasting friendships.

To find out more about this wonderful initiative and the talented people behind it, please have a look at their website: https://www.theshoeproject.online/