Mar 16, 2013

SOLIDARITY SOIREE / Thursday March 21 / The Augusta House - 152A Augusta Ave.

Remember that time I "retired" from DJ'ing to work full time in a women's shelter?

Welllll we all know how the "retirement" worked out but anyone who knows me also knows how much I love my "big kid" job. Unfortunately, for the past month 70 of my co-workers and I have been on strike, trying to negotiate a fair contract with our management team. It was a long, frustrating process and one that has left us all without our regular income for the past month, but at last! We have a contract and will be returning to work on Monday. Phew!! That being said, we started organizing an epic fundraiser all the same, and the show must go on!!

Come on out, we are still hoping to raise funds to recoup some of the money lost but even more than that we are now having a celebration. We told our management team that we would not settle and we stood in solidarity with one another on the picket lines and behind the scenes to achieve a fair contract.

There will be comedy, prizes, music and a good time. I also want to take the night to appreciate my strong co-workers, and my friends and family who stood by and offered support and kind words throughout the strike. It's also going to be my last "hurrah" for a little while! Now that I'm back at work the flurry of DJ gigs will slow down and you won't see me out and about *quite* as much.

So see youon Thursday, In Solidarity!

Mar 11, 2013

Breathing Life...

These posts can be few and far between but that doesn't mean I don't love you! I've been keeping busy with working and DJ'ing and... life! If you follow me on Facebook (or *gasp* in real life!) you'd know that right now my big kid job is on strike. What that means, is I've been keeping busy both on the picket lines, organizing a great fundraiser and DJ'ing lots of fun gigs. So don't blame me if I'm a lil' behind in correspondence and a little out of breath here and there. I'm trying really hard not to let the stress of being on strike wear me out, and instead keep busy focusing on things I really love to do, playing great tunes!
Photo By: Hector Vasquez & Good Kids
So in addition to catching me every week behind the decks at Barchef (Fridays, 472 Queen St. W.)  I really hope to see you out on March 21 at The Augusta House (152A Augusta Ave.) in support of my co-workers and I as we host a fundraiser to support us as we're on strike. There will be comedy, music, prizes, snacks and a really enticing drink special. All the event info is here: SOLIDARITY SOIRÉE - Support Homes First Workers!

See ya groovy babies there!