April 26th: charity gig, vancouver
Participating in charity events is a great way of meeting new musicians! CalaBLAST #15 Music Showcase at the Calabash Bistro, Chinatown Vancouver, is organised once a month by a cool guy called Ian Is who runs a lot of open mics around town. The charity this month was Mission Possible, an organisation that provides opportunities to people challenged by homelessness and poverty. I'm glad I was invited to contribute to this one. Gastown, Vancouver (where I'm currently staying) has a huge amount of homeless people & addicts in an otherwise affluent city. I also recently did some volunteer shifts at The Dugout soup kitchen where I met many disadvantaged people in the area that this organisation is attempting to help.
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Lisa Spykers is a singer, songwriter, piano player, acoustic guitarist, instrumental and primary school teacher, porridge chef, vegan caterer, author, nomad, and unstoppable force of nature.