GOODS: Strathcona’s “ChalkXChange” To Host Altered Book Workshop And More…

February 10, 2011 


ChalkXChange is located at 593 E. Georgia Street (at Princess Avenue) in the heart of Strathcona

News from Scout supporter ChalkXChange

Vancouver, BC | Strathcona neighbourhood hub ChalkXChange is hosting several events on the immediate horizon, among them a Valentine Party; a paper stencil screen-printing class for kids; an altered book workshop with Rachael Ashe; and the return of Chalk’s Monday night yoga classes. Get all the details on Facebook or after the jump… Read more

Strathcona’s “School of Chalk” To Host Two Gardening Classes


The School of Chalk is located at 593 E. Georgia St (at Princess Ave) in Strathcona | Twitter: @SchoolofChalk

News from Scout supporter School of Chalk

Vancouver, BC | Strathcona’s new community-minded School of Chalk is putting on two gardening workshops on Sunday, July 25th for those keen to get their hands dirty. The first, which runs from 10am to 12pm, covers Winter Gardening planning for those dark days of January (yes, you start now!), while the second, from 1pm to 4pm, deals with Soil Fertility. Heading both workshops will be resident green thumb Grant Watson, who divides his time between organic farming and running an edible landscaping business, Grant’s Gourmet Gardens. He has been teaching gardening workshops since 2003. Get all the details after the jump… Read more

Indie Profile: Shannon Harvey And The Messages Of Monkey 100

April 27, 2009 


At Scout we are inspired by people who create. We met Shannon Harvey of Monkey100 at last year’s East Side Culture Crawl and cornered her last week to ask her a few questions. Read on…

Shannon Harvey is an ex-pat from the United States and recent immigrant to Canada. She is a socially engaged artist (S.E.A Monkey) with a career spanning community murals, theatre, installation and artist residencies. She sees Monkey100 as an extension of this work: an engagement through the arts to instigate dialogue and positive change. Read more


October 5, 2008 




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Principal: Shannon Harvey
Vice-Principal: Mark Shieh



ChalkXChange is a neighborhood creative commons. Like a favorite corner store, Chalk is nearby and sometimes serves pie. Rather than groceries, we stock ideas, stories, and activities. Getting together as neighbors to imagine, learn, teach, and create is the foundation for creative neighborhoods; and in turn, creative cities. At ChalkXChange, we draw on our collective creative arts and invite the public to participate in events, workshops, and projects. Meet you at the chalkboard…



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