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final dates!

hello community! thank you for joining us in celebrating our new show, Bad Walls Good Art, and for coming out for our final party– it was lovely to see you all and we hope you all had a wonderful time! … Continue reading

Windsor House School Moving into the Thistle Space

Full Circle! We are thrilled to announce that Windsor House School (WHS) will be the new project to run the current Thistle space!  Windsor House, a publicly-funded democratic school for K-12 children and youth, is located in North Vancouver at … Continue reading


BAD WALLS GOOD ART! When: Saturday, March 14th 7 pm this will be our FINAL event in the space. Artists will also have their art for sale + Stay Solid A Radical Handbook for Youth books will be available! there … Continue reading

Letter to the community

Refusing to Jump the Shark, OR: the Thistle was never meant to be an institution. dear friends, community and supporters, As many of you may have heard, the Thistle has hit some hard funding cuts this past year. It’s been … Continue reading

Hey Friends!

Dear community and friends, we need some support! like many spaces/projects, we too have been hit pretty hard with cuts to funding (especially this past year), and so we are now looking for ideas and any support you can think … Continue reading

New and Exciting Plans for the Vernon Site Garden!

hey folks — we are so thrilled to share this amazing news! Matthew Kemshaw is working with a few folks on one of our garden sites, check it out: Purple Thistle Vernon Ave Garden Our goal is to create a … Continue reading


Bodies of Knowledge: Establishing Moments of Radical Accessibility and Embodied Learning Carmen Papalia This free workshop will unfold over 6 weekly sessions this fall! When: Starts Tuesday, November 4th 2014 (7:00PM – 9:30PM) Where: TBD venue in East Vancouver* Who … Continue reading

Foraging Workshop with Camille!

Wednesday September 24th 2014 from noon-3, Camille will be taking us on a rad tour of the east van area, sharing her mad skills in foraging and plant identification!!  Join us for this FREE workshop, and learn how to find … Continue reading


Our First Collective Meeting for Fall 2014 will be Monday, September 22nd at 7 pm! youth (15-25) welcome! come join the collective, or just hang out. and! Youngunz!!! 2014/15 session The Purple Thistle Centre will be holding space for their … Continue reading

The Thistle Strike Solidarity Camp!

WE ARE FULL!! The Thistle collective is thrilled to announce the solidarity* camp for folks needing a place to be during the Teacher Strike. *we stand in full solidarity with the teachers, kids and families PLEASE EMAIL US TO REGISTER!! … Continue reading

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