presenting "12 Ways to Make Light in the Dark"

"Making light in the dark" (be it hope, humour, or brightness) figured strongly into AFI's seventh event, held at the Vinegar Factory in East Vancouver. A diverse cast of performers were joined by over 120 audience members who revelled in the many delights offered that evening. Featuring fire spinning, acrobatics, contact improvisation, shadow puppetry and body painting was a first for us!

Photos below taken by our superb photographer of the eve: Alan Ho.

the beneficiary

Caleb’s Hope
A Canadian charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for vulnerable women and children affected by war, poverty, and HIV/AIDS. Caleb’s Hope’s focus is helping women develop business and community building skills by creating goods and/or services that are sustainable, eco-friendly, fair trade and competitive on a global scale, while providing assistance to their children via mentorship programs.

the outcome

12 Ways to Make Light in the Dark managed to raise $1659 for Caleb’s Hope and we were thrilled to feature artwork created by some of the young people they work with both here in Vancouver and in Attiak, Uganda.

the artists

the volunteer team

Special thanks to everyone who made this event, and AFI itself, possible- there are a lot of you. We'd also like to acknowledge the generosity of our dedicated volunteers for this event- Jack Qiao, Kendal Gerus, Hana Tahaei, Milton Lim, Don Masakayan, Rohmann Barrisoff, Melanie Bennett, and Jay Chen.

our awesome supporters

As per usual, a huge thanks goes to the supporters of our endeavours: