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Community Initiatives

Urban Repurpose Upcycle / ReUse Fair

This free event supported by a Child and Youth Initiatives Fund through the City of North Vancouver. The event will introduce youth to the variety of reuseable materials available in their community. Participants will explore ways of using these material through art and be inspired to reuse and upcycle to help the environment, save money and create unique, beautiful things. This practical hands-on experience will engage youth in creative problem solving by introducing them to a variety of different meterials, methods and processes that can be used to upcycle.

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Select Press

  • Canada Arts Connect Magazine

  • CBC

  • Cut Out + Keep

  • Ming Pao Newspaper (Canada) Ltd.

  • North Shore News

  • Papergirl YVR

  • Squamish Chief

Select Articles

  • TBD and crafty book feature
    Ming Pao Newspaper (Canada) Ltd., January 2017

  • Home decor feature
    Ming Pao Newspaper (Canada) Ltd., August 2016

  • Artist Interview
    Papergirl YVR Artist Interview, May 2016

  • North Vancouver woman pens book about making crafts from ‘raw’ materials
    North by Northwest, CBC News Feature, March 2016
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  • HOME IDEAS: North Vancouver author thrifty by design
    North Shore News Feature, November 2015
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  • Crafting New Uses From Discarded Items
    Squamish Chief Interview, January 2015
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Radio & TV Segments

  • Interview about crafting with ‘crap’, Crafternoons and my crafty book
    CBC Radio’s North by Northwest, March 2016
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  • Last Minute Xmas Crafts
    CBC Radio’s The Early Edition, December 2014
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  • DIY Ornaments for the Holidays
    go! West Coast TV Segment, December 2014
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Presentations & Talks

  • NSG Summit Presentation, Vancouver Foundation, June 2016

  • “Raw Crafts” Author Presentation, North Vancouver City Library, March 2016

  • “Raw Crafts” Book Launch, Book Warehouse, March 2016

  • “Craft, the Environment & Community” Talk, Craft Council of BC, April 2013

Downloadable Photos

Visit my TBD Flickr account at to download photos of me, my Crafternoons or my crafts.

Download My CV

Download my Thrifty By Design CV (pdf) for more info.

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