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Food for Thought - A Taste Experience & Counselling Conversation

Join the WIRTH team and our talented friend, lululemon ambassador and unbelievable chef Meesh Coles for what's gonna be an awesome event with a bit of a food theme!

On Thursday, January 30th, we'll gather together to celebrate connection, community, share a meal and have a conversation on the impact of food on mental health, all the while garnering a deeper sense of community. Ultimately, this event is to open up the conversation about our mental health, gather insight from a brilliant counsellor, and of course... have a great time!

The evening's food will be curated by Meesh Coles. She'll be putting together plant-based food boards full of pomegranates, chocolate, citrus, crackers, home-made dips and more! For dessert we've got donuts from Cartems, brews from Stanley Park BrewingWize Vodka Soda providing some bubbly & Kombucha from our good friends at Hoochy 'Booch.

Brian Williams a local counsellor, will lead the evening's conversation with music performed by iamtheliving an amazing local artist.

iamtheliving hails from Peckham, South East London, United Kingdom but now resides in Vancouver, Canada. His musical background boasts a wealth of diverse experience, a distinct voice that stands alone, and the ability to create music that speaks volumes. His strength lies in his art; singer, songwriter, visionary, and all-round performer, his stage presence and creative drive echo many great artists who have come before him.

Aside from music, health and overall well-being are what drives his life. The Living strives to achieve optimal health through meditation; living a raw-food, fruitarian lifestyle; spending as much time outdoors as he can; practicing calisthenics; and surrounding himself with positive people.

Brian Dean Williams is a local registered clinical counsellor and meditation teacher. Brian came into the helping professions due to his own lived experience with suffering. For over 15 years, Brian did frontline service work with homelessness, severe mental health, and substance misuse, including in the downtown eastside. He now has a thriving private practice in Gastown, where he specializes in Buddhist psychology and narrative therapy. When not at work, Brian parents, gardens, bikes, trail runs, and does obstacle course racing.


6:30pm Doors, Music and Drinks
7:00pm Welcome from WIRTH and Meesh Coles
7:15pm Food and Drinks
7:45pm Counselling Q&A
8:30pm Live Music from I am The Living, Drinks, Dessert & Good Times
9:30pm off to bed...

As always, event proceeds go to the WIRTH Counselling Fund which pays for counselling for those who cannot afford it. For more information on the WIRTH Counselling Fund and to nominate of apply visit:

Please join us and help us create a positive and lasting impact.

Email us your questions at Let's make this a great night!

We would like to acknowledge that our gathering takes place on the unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Watuth), Stó:lō, Shíshálh (Sechelt) and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nations of the Coast Salish peoples.

Date And Time

Thu, 30 January 2020
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM PST


The Garden Strathcona
868 East Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1R6


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