LOL@ HOSTED BY Graham Clark
STAND UP BY
Donovan Patrick Mahoney
5o% of tickets sales will be contributed to INSITE. Tickets $20 ($10. goes directly to PHS ONSITE (safe injection site) and much needed new computers!)Admission also includes a Rio movie pass.
Host Graham Clark, of CTV's Comedy Now! Special http://bit.ly/u2S4kC, and the most popular podcast in vancouver: Stop Podcasting Yourself! http://bit.ly/biNtzO will keep things rolling with acts like: Whiskey Jane, Youtube sensation Andrew Barber http://bit.ly/jHsc7c, Slam Poetry, Comedy Special Comedian Ivan Decker of CTV's Comedy Now! http://bit.ly/w1Ku3i, and PHS employee Chris Tait and his band.
Do your part to keep PHS supporting those in desperate need of its brand of harm reduction and detox programs. Your $10. will go towards purchasing new computers for the safe injection site providing the community with the necessary equipment to develop skills, search for housing, and become less isolated. Through education comes empowerment. Let's do what we can to promote empowerment by removing the barriers that often hinder these people from taking the next step towards their own success.
From article: Staying Alive: Vancouver injection site fights addiction... by Daniel Guillemette, Street News Service
"For us, it's a very basic thing: Insite saves lives," says Mark Townsend, executive director of the PHS Community Services Society, which operates the safe-injection site in partnership with the provincial government's Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). "We're able to reach the people that would have been dying in their hotel rooms if Insite wasn't here. Now we can get them the necessary help and get them into detox and treatment."
According to a 2008 Canadian Medical Association Journal study, Insite could prevent 1,517 HIV infections in 10 years, saving the Canadian health system $14 million in costly treatments.
As Insite helps keep addicts alive, just a few steps upstairs are the 12 detox and 18 transition beds at Onsite. Also run by PHS and VCH, Onsite is a drug recovery facility working at getting users sober.
Together, the facilities have led to a 30 percent increase in enrollment in detox programs, according to a 2007 study published in the Society for the Study of Addiction.
Rio Theatre (View)
1660 E. Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5N 1W1
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