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On to Ottawa Trek anniversary commemorated

Today CRAB Park in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is a rare patch of quiet waterfront greenspace.

75 years ago, it was the launching site of the famous Depression-era protest, the On to Ottawa Trek. Twelve hundred unemployed workers clambered on to boxcars to travel to Ottawa demanding “work and wages.” They made it to Regina, where attacks by police ended the rolling protest, though not the struggle. Many historians consider the Trek and the “Regina Riot” a turning point in the fight for social justice in Canada.

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Working Design clients win Labour Media awards

Each year,  CALM (the Canadian Association of Labour Media) recognizes and celebrates Canadian union publications, ads and campaigns as well as websites in their annual awards. Working Design projects have consistently been winning  CALM prizes for almost 20 years.

This year’s kudos include “Best Overall Publication” for the Hospital Employees’ Union “Guardian”, a magazine that Working Design has been involved with since 1990 when we did the first of two overall redesigns.

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Kickstart Festival March 8 to 27. Check it out!

One of our clients, Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture, has kicked off an amazing festival comprising an art exhibit, dance, comedy, fado singing and more.

We had the pleasure and honour of working with the Kickstart team on their general brochure, festival poster and programme book.

The Kickstart Festival started on March 8 and its first public event was last night with the launch of the Heroes art exhibit at the Pendulum Gallery in downtown Vancouver. Twenty Canadian visual artists explore what it means to be a hero from the perspective of working with a disability. We were especially impressed with the collage sculptures by Persimmon Blackbridge and  Cat L’Hirondelle.

Lose Weight Exercise/”>Lose Weight Exercise-weight-Lose Weight Exercise/”>Lose Weight Exercise: normal;”>For information about the Festival visit their website: www.kickstart-arts.ca

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Protecting Justice for BC

Proposed changes to the way BC Courts operate could make trials cost more and take longer. Working Design is proud to have helped develop a campaign launched today to oppose those changes. Sponsored by the Trial Lawyers Association of BC and the Consumers Association of Canada, the campaign has a website at http://www.protectingjusticeforbc.com and print ads appearing in a variety of newspapers starting this morning.

We worked on this effort in collaboration with our colleague Bill Tieleman of West Star Communications. In addition to designing the website, Working Design developed the overall identity for the campaign materials.

We’re proud about our work on this important initiative and pleased to play a role in spreading the word to all of you through our e.newsletter!

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Folk Music Festival Weekend

The 31st Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival is this weekend! I look forward to seeing many of you there.

In the meantime check out the interview I did with the Georgia Straight’s Alex Varty in my role as a board director for the Festival.

http://www.straight.com/article-153727/folk-festival-looks-future?