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Open House and First Collective Meeting!

Come to our open house on Tuesday, September 16th form 4 to 6 pm. All welcome. there will be food, art making stations and a tours. Our First Collective Meeting for Fall 2014 will be Monday, September 22nd at 7 … Continue reading


new book!

Hey folks! We’re super excited to tell you about a project we’ve been cooking up! Here’s some background: We published Stay Solid! back in April 2013, and in the winter of 2014 a couple of us from the editing crew … Continue reading


Common Notions: Handbook Not Required –The Story of the Purple Thistle.

Common Notions: Handbook Not Required –The Story of the Purple Thistle. A new documentary is being made by radical educator carla bergman and community engaged filmmaker Corin Browne! The film will be exploring common notions of youth liberation, education & … Continue reading


BioRemediation Workshop TOMORROW!!

This Sunday, June 29th from 12-3pm Emeraude Bonard will be running a workshop as a follow-up to Leila Darwish’s bioremediation workshop, in hopes of reconnecting with the community around polluted sites. Yay community action! This workshop will go over the life of … Continue reading


friends! The Purple Thistle Centre will be holding down the “Thistle Street” at Car Free Day Commercial Drive this sunday! june 15, 12-5 pm                   we are on Napier Street at commercial. We’ll have free food, mint and lemon water, … Continue reading


The “Streets of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh” shirts by Khelsilem Rivers!

a note by Khelsilem: HI ALL! The “Streets of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh” shirts are ready! The Streets of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Series is a look at the original places and their names in the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh homelands. You might know of places like Deman, Granville, Davie, … Continue reading


Thistle Library Update!

The Purple Thistle’s book and zine library had been culled, reorganized, and restocked with new radical books. We received generous donations from a bunch of rad presses including South End Press, PM Press, City Lights Books, Minor Compostions, Semiotext(e), Arsenal … Continue reading


trust each other so we can be fearless — by carla bergman

Trust Children. Nothing could be more simple — or more difficult. Difficult, because to trust children we must trust ourselves — and most of us were taught as children that we could not be trusted. – John Holt I trust … Continue reading


Seed Bombs and Bike Tours!

Want to learn how to make seed bombs? The Guerrilla Gardeners of the Purple Thistle welcome you to join us on Wednesday May 7th, 1pm-4pm, for a workshop on making seed bombs with native pollinator and food plants. One of … Continue reading


Featured Thistle Artist: Opening and Coffee House! Saturday, March 29th, 7 pm- 9 pm

Savanna Todd is our first Featured Artists and we are thrilled to show you all her work. Teen Daydream: works from the sketchbooks and bedroom of Savanna Todd The opening and coffee house will be Saturday, March 29th, 7 pm- … Continue reading


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