Can Art Change the World? | South Hill Inside Stories Contest

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The world is growing ever smaller, yet how many of us really know our neighbours? In a city as large as Vancouver, one can still feel so alone. Get to know your neighbours, their hopes, their dreams, their struggles, with South Hill’s Inside Stories.

Organizer Susan Faehndrich-Findlay and her neighbours have put art to work in their neighbourhood by creating an interactive art installation with the help of filmmaker Nettie Wild, web designer Jeremy Mendes and photographer Shannon Mendes.

This innovative web experience allows viewers to learn and experience the stories of local residents like Ben Kwan, who escaped famine in China to become a tailor on Fraser, and Jinder Johal, who heads up the South Hill local library.

On November 3rd, you can come and meet the people behind this exhibit in person! Find all event details at eventbrite.com.

As well, YOUR story could become a part of this community treasure! Until October 30, check out Inside Stories online and click on “submit your story” to post your POV on your community—Are you an immigrant? An immigrant’s kid? Or First Nations? Was it hard or easy to move into your block? Been here for generations? What’s it like to see your street and neighbours change?

The INSIDE team will select the most compelling submission and present them as part of the INSIDE STORIES night at the VPL (Alice McKay Room) on November 3 at 7pm. RSVP on Facebook!

Plus the winner gets two tickets to Headlines Theatre’s show, US AND THEM—an exciting show breaking down mental barriers between ethnic groups

You don’t have to be a resident of South Hill to enter. We are all part of some community and this is your chance to share and be a part of history!

Join the neighbourhood. Change the world.

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