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Sharing Our Journeys (SOJ) is a project aimed at telling the stories of older LGBTQ  adults 55+; as well as bridging LGBTQ generations through bringing queer seniors and youth together.

The Storycatcher Project brings older adults together with a mentor to record memories, and create an art project based on them. Separately, younger LGBTQ people will develop their own art, based on their experience of queer identity.

Journeys Together brings older and younger LGBTQ-identified people together for four monthly social evenings September through December. The social evenings will include a simple soup, augmented by dishes brought by the participants. A sharing of thoughts and feelings will follow an activity, like a film or a speaker. Location: Holy Trinity Anglican Church,  15115 Roper St., White Rock; Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, and Dec. 13, 6-8:30 pm.

In January, there will be a celebration to unveil the printed and bound memories of the older participants, which they may share with loved ones. Their art will be displayed along with the art of the younger participants.

If any of this interests you, please be in touch with Neil Fernyhough, Manager of Community Programs, at communityprograms@alexhouse.net, or 604-535-0015 (ext 236) form more information.

 
 
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