The Mainlander's Second Annual Fundraiser

Friday, May 23, 2014 - 22:00

The Mainlander has been covering municipal politics from a critical perspective for four years, and our last year has been spent digging deeper into the politics of the housing crisis in Vancouver. We're hosting our second annual fundraiser on May 23 to allow us to continue our coverage of the overlapping issues of colonialism, racism, gentrification and policing in our city.

Last year's fundraiser was a seriously good time, and we used the money we raised to provide stipends to a wide range of writers, to editors for administrative work and to fund the costs for a series of free public panels.

This year's event features:

Keynote speakers
Julia Aoki
Natalie Knight

Music by
Half Chinese
Fist Full of Snacks
Patrick Cruz (Sutton Group)
Lizard of Oz

Doors open at 6.00pm and dinner starts at 7.00pm. Open door from 9pm onwards, drinks bar and music until midnight. Location for an after party to be announced.

Tickets are $20-$50 sliding scale, with no one turned away for lack of funds. Buy an additional ticket and subsidize someone else’s dinner, even if you can’t attend. Ten seats at the very least will be reserved for people on low-incomes and we hope that these seats will be subsidized by those with better incomes. Tickets include a vegetarian dinner and a drink.

You can purchase your ticket through the our Brown Paper event page (, or pay in cash to one of the editors. You can also transfer money directly into our Vancity bank account (please message us for details). Lastly, make sure to buy your tickets ahead of time – last year the event was sold out.

The main hall is accessible (wheelchair ramp). The lower level is not accessible (4 steps, no ramp) and because the bathroom is located on the lower level, there is no wheelchair access to the bathroom. However, Ray Cam Community Centre next door has an accessible bathroom open until 10pm.

Childcare will be available on site, please send an email to and confirm with us if you need child care. Children of all ages are welcome!

We hope to see you on May 23rd,

Yours truly,
The Mainlander

ps. please RSVP if you have any specific dietary requirements.

Russian Hall Strathcona
600 Campbell Ave
Vancouver , BC
49° 16' 44.04" N, 123° 5' 5.118" W
British Columbia CA

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