A Passion for Justice – the 5th Pivot Auction

October 17, 2007

image - a Passion for Justice - from www.pivotlegal.org[from Pivot Newswire]
Pivot is pleased to invite you to the 5th Annual Pivot Auction, A Passion for Justice, starring the Screaming Chickens and magician Rick Mearns!

Come join us [on Thursday, November 8] for an evening of terrific entertainment, exciting live and silent auctions, door prizes, food and refreshments and much, much more! Items include vacation getaways, body treatments, photography sessions, original artwork, fine dining, yoga passes, family adventures, jewelry and much more!

Proceeds from the event will go to support Pivot’s projects on behalf of the residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

For tickets please go to ticketweb or the Pivot office, at 678 East Hastings.


5th Annual Pivot Auction starring the Screaming Chickens


The Law Courts Inn Restaurant – B.C. Supreme Court 800 Smithe Street


November 8th, doors at 6 p.m. for a 6:30 start


Adults only

We hope to see you there!


About Pivot Legal Society
Pivot’s mandate is to take a strategic approach to social change, using the law to address the root causes that undermine the quality of life of those most on the margins. We believe that everyone, regardless of income, benefits from a healthy and inclusive community where values such opportunity, respect and equality are strongly rooted in the law.


[below: message from John Richardson on October 29th]

I hope you had a great Halloween weekend! I’m writing to invite you to another party: A Passion for Justice, Pivot’s fifth annual fall fundraiser. Come and join us next Thursday (November 8th) for a great evening of comedy song and dance, fantastic illusions, and thousands of dollars worth of fun Christmas gifts going to the sharpest bidders (see below). We’ll also have great food and a subsidized cash bar, so you can come straight after work to tuck in, loosen up and get a good seat.

Our headline act this year is the Screaming Chickens, one of Vancouver’s best loved comedy burlesque troops. As far as we know, this is the first time that the BC Supreme Courthouse has ever hosted a burlesque performance, and we think it’s about time! It wasn’t long ago that burlesque was illegal – not unlike sex work is today. Katrina Pacey, who is heading Pivot’s Charter Challenge, together with Joanie Gyoza of the Screaming Chickens did a great interview on Juicebox Radio last week, talking about the upcoming event, and the complicated relationship between law and female sexuality. Click here to listen to an MP3 of that show.

Daytime lawyer-nighttime crooner David Eby will be opening the Screaming Chickens with one of his hilarious musical compositions – if you’ve never seen Dave with his guitar, this is the show to catch! And adding mystery to the evening will be Rick Mearns, one of Vancouver’s best magicians who will dazzle the crowd with sleight of hand and amazing illusions. Throughout, Screaming Chickens Hosts Melody Mangler and Evil Bastard will auction off some amazing gifts in the cheekiest fashion possible.

It’s going to be legendary, so don’t miss it! Tickets are only $20, and all funds raised go towards Pivot’s legal campaigns for residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. You can buy tickets online, drop by our office at 678 E. Hastings, or just call Tina at (604) 255-9700 to reserve a pay-at-the-door ticket.

If you’d like to help to make the event a success (besides your wonderful presence!) we are still happily accepting donations for the auction – Canuck’s tickets, portable electronics, getaway packages are some of the items we’re looking for. Or you can help sell tickets by bringing some friends with you – the Law Courts Inn holds 350 people, and we want to raise the roof!

Have a great week, and we hope to see you there,

John Richardson
Executive Director, Pivot Legal Society

A selection of our silent and live auction items:

$1200 in gift certificates – Waazubee/Subeez
2008 year pass to all meditation retreats – West Coast Dharma Society
Barbershop gift certificate – JD’s Barbershop
Bath and body product gift set – Rocky Mountain Soap Co.
Blackberry Pearl – RIM
Brass Buddha statue from India – Banyen Books
Cami and panty set – Third Floor Designs
Chocolate gift tin – Rogers Chocolates
Cut & colour makeover package – Hush Salon
Deep tissue massage – Rie Kawai
Eco-Weekend for two in Lund BC – Illahie Foundation
Erotic photography session – Derek Andrews
Family pass – Science World
Fine print – Lattimer Gallery
Five First Nation art prints – Mary Ungerleider
Four African carvings – MacIsaac & MacIsaac Victoria
Framed DTES Photo Contest Winner – Pivot Legal Society
Gift basket – Canadian Center for Policy Awareness
Gift certificate – La Baguette Bakery
Gift certificate – Sequoia Company of Restaurants
Hair product gift set – LaCoupe Orgnx
Hand woven First Nations basket – Amy Robertson
Handmade earrings – Lauren Elgee
Handmade quilt – Deirdre Gold
House plants and pottery – Jennifer Wade
Incorporation – Pivot Legal LLP
Jewellery – Sugarlime
Jewelry set – Broxup Jewellry
Juice gift basket – Happy Planet
Lunch with Libby – Libby Davies
Makoto handbag – Sparrow Designs
Matt Cooke – signed ball cap – Vancouver Canucks
Metro city bike – Jorg & Olaf
Naslund-signed ball cap – Vancouver Canucks
Necklace & bracelet – Susan Fiedler
Necklace and earrings – Bueno Designs
Oil painting – Linda Lando Fine Art
One month unlimited yoga pass – Flow Yoga
One night in Superior Suite for two – Westin Grand
Partypack – ten tickets – Yuk Yuk’s
Professional camera bags – LowPro
Romance basket – Sharon Wilkie
Sacred Balance (signed copy) – David Suzuki
Seed gift certificate – Vancouver Seed Bank
Sustainable leather handbag – Ashley Watson
Three $100 clothing gift certificates – Twice Shy
Three 10 class gift cards – Flow Yoga
Three First Nations carvings – MacIsaac & MacIsaac Victoria
Tuscan Balcony painting – Marie Becker Pos
Two $20.00 gift certs plus T shirts – The Elbow Room
Two $50.00 gift certificates – Windsure Adventure Watersports
Two admission tickets – Vancouver Aquarium
Two balcony tickets – Ballet BC
Two Chinese sculptures – Mary Ungerleider
Two fairtrade hoodies – Moral Fibres
Two gift boxes – Escents Aromatherapy
Two nights for two – Hollyhock Retreat Centre
Two nights in cottage – Saturna Island Weekend
Two original paintings – Marie Becker Pos
Two Premium tickets – Whitecaps
Two rides for two – Stanley Park Horse Carriages
Two tickets to any performance – Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Two tickets to Wonderful Life – Arts Club
Two-pack wine gift set – Andrew Peller Estates Wine
Watercolor print – Gaff Gallery
WCWC gift basket – Western Canada Wilderness Committee
Yoga clothing – Lotuswear


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