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October 4, 2017

A social evening for social good! Help us put 100 kids from the Saki Naka slum community in school this year!

Here's just a few reasons to come have a drink with us:

A beautiful gallery show featuring images from the communities DWP supports.

The best beer on the Wes...

June 19, 2016

“Whoa, whoa” will forever be on repeat in my mind. I hope I never forget the way the corner of her little mouth moved up and to the left as she curiously questioned me and used the only words she knew as a toddler.

Bhoomi lived in a tin hut in an area of the community t...

December 18, 2015

Christmas is Christmas whether you're in the concrete jungle of Mumbai battling plus 30 temperatures and eating a samosa, or watching the first snow fall of the year in Canada. The beauty of India is their irrelevant cause for celebration regardless of the religious un...

March 20, 2015

As I sit down at my computer a crisp spring breeze flows through our patio door, outside the sun is alone in the sky shining brightly on one of the best places to live in the world.  For the last two years Vancouver has become my home, bringing with it a beautiful wife...

April 25, 2012

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Avoiding the brown door with the small cut out window rimmed in black challenges all of us. We walk by it a hundred times a day but never purposely linger in front of it, moving to the left or the right, ignoring the pain for another day. Ranjana, gripping t...

January 22, 2012

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Over the coming weeks we will be interviewing every woman working for GCB/DWP and bringing you their stories.

Tears roll down Maya's cheek as she brings her orange dupatta to her face and dabs at her eye. Her cheek quivers as she stares down at the tray of fr...

November 6, 2011

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My feet pounded the pavement as my eyes frantically searched the roadway.  I stopped abruptly when I saw a young child dressed in orange clothing, and then I moved on in frustration. My heart was racing as I quickened my pace, picking and dodging my way acro...

September 11, 2011

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Rain pelts the window of the ambulance, tired windshield wipers creak and groan, frantically sweeping across the foggy window. I reach across and hurriedly roll down my window and "fresh", damp night air rushes in the small opening.  Ashley sits beside me ho...

March 23, 2011

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Boomi's tiny fingers grasp the rusted metal edge of her tin doorway.  Just outside, a dog lazing on the pipeline growls but doesn't move.  With great effort, she climbs out  and drags her bare bottom along the broken concrete and  adjusts herself into a sitt...

January 28, 2011

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The clack of my flip flops echo off the dimly lit stairway as I take two steps at a time. I rush past an altar and the flames from the candles flicker casting an eery shadow of myself on the pale hospital walls. It's 11 pm and the hospital is nearly deserted...

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