- Date: June 24th, 2018
- Start Time: 10 AM-5 PM
- Event Length: Sunday, June 24th!
- Location: Salt Spring Island
- Expires: 15 days, 22 hours
Tour Salt Spring’s fascinating backyard “She Sheds” and hob nob with the creative, funky, skillful, clever women behind these pocket palaces! Sunday, June 24th. Tickets on sale SOON! $20 each, proceeds to SWOVA.
What exactly is a “She Shed?” It’s catch-all phrase for a woman’s backyard oasis! It can be a potting shed, an art studio, a treehouse, a converted playhouse, a cottage, a greenhouse, a camper, a converted chicken coop — basically any sort of detached outbuilding.
What happens in a She Shed? Its primary purpose is to serve as an escape from the noise, the projects and the other distractions in the house. Potting plants, throwing pots, reading, napping, blogging, knitting, woodworking, writing, catching up on some old-fashioned letter writing — whatever artistic pursuits, hobbies, work or leisurely activities a woman enjoys, she can do them in peace in her She Shed.
Are men and children allowed in the she shed? Of course. While these getaways are built to the woman’s vision, the builders have done such a thorough job of creating a dream space SWOVA is confident you’ll want to buy a ticket to check them out for yourselves!
Search our Facebook Page: SWOVA’s Inaugural She Shed Fundraising Tour! for updates and more info! Got a question? Know a She Shed that ought to be on the tour? Email: SSISheSheds@gmail.com
Who is SWOVA? Saltspring Women Opposed to Violence and Abuse Community Development and Research Society is a non-profit society and registered charity in Canada. The society has been working for two decades to prevent violence in all forms. All of the work of the society is based on solid research and evaluation. SWOVA is an incubator where strategies and solutions for violence prevention are created, nurtured and shared.
SWOVA practices Respect advocacy. For 25 years, SWOVA Community Development and Research Society has striven, through education programs, to equip young people with skills to help them thrive, and through research and advocacy, to promote violence-free communities.
SWOVA empowers youth to have healthy and respectful relationships through education and skill building programs and as a result, develops the leaders of tomorrow.
To work to prevent violence and abuse by:
promoting respectful and healthy relationships;
supporting and enhancing evidence-based prevention education in schools;
building and fostering youth leadership;
developing solutions in partnership with community;
and contributing to research in violence prevention education and skill development.
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