Strong Women, Strong Music – Benefit for Atira Women’s Resource Society
It gives me great pleasure to lend my voice to this amazing 3 day benefit concert at prestigious Frankie’s Jazz Bar!  
Come and help us celebrate International Women’s Day! Join us on the 6th, 7th and 8th of March for the 12th annual Strong Women Strong Music concert series, featuring West Coast’s most prominent women jazz musicians singing up support for Enterprising Women Making Art (EWMA), a program of Atira Women’s Resource Society. Revel in the voices and music of these talented artists while investing in the soul and spirit of the Downtown Eastside, where EWMA helps art and empowerment bloom.

One hundred percent of all proceeds will go to EWMA.

For fifteen years EWMA, located in the Downtown Eastside, has provided safe, income-generating opportunities for women who are struggling with poverty, substance use and or mental wellness, and who have been impacted by violence, abuse and grief over the loss of children, family members and friends; opportunities that are free from exploitation and judgement. EWMA is a place that for many women, makes hope possible.

For the third year in a row year we are thrilled to again be partnering with Vancouver Coastal Jazz. With their support we have been able to extend the concert to three nights and to use their fantastic location Frankie’s Jazz Club, where food will also be available. The Strong Women Strong Music Concerts are part of a month long celebration of women in jazz.

Dates: Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th March
Location: Frankie’s Jazz Club, 765 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC
Time: 7pm-10pm – Performances start at 8pm.
Tickets: $30
Reservations for Frankie’s:
Limited Admission at the door


Atira backgrounder: 

For 35 years, Atira Women’s Resource Society has provided safe and supportive housing and programming to women and their children who have been impacted by violence / abuse. With 22 housing programs and 14 related support programs, Atira is an active voice in the struggle to end all forms of gendered violence. In 2017 and with the generous help of our communities, Atira was able to house more than 1,150 women and 400 children and provide invaluable services like Legal Advocacy, housing outreach, stopping the violence counselling, community kitchens, 16 Steps to Empowerment groups and Enterprising Women Making Art, to more than 8,000 women and children. 

For more information about Atira Women’s Resource Society and our exciting new projects please visit our website at