Category Archives: Community Events

These are events hosted by Hollyhock friends and partners. If you have an event to share, please email loretta@hollyhock.ca

Supporting Social Change

Listen to these change makers talk about how Hollyhock has affected them and their work. What are the critical factors that contribute to social change? How has Hollyhock supported you?

Do you have a Hollyhock story to share? Add your stories to the comments below!

Scholarship Success Story

Meet Sylvi Marjeyeh, who traveled from Nazareth to Cortes Island to take Ann Bradney’s 2017 Radical Aliveness program. She wanted to share her experience and gratitude for receiving a Hollyhock scholarship to attend the program.

Do you have a touching story to share about your Hollyhock experience? Add to the comments below!

Writing to Awaken at Hollyhock

By , originally published in AT FORTY FIVE

Writing To Awaken, the latest book by bestselling author, Mark Matousek, begins

When you tell the truth, your story changes
When your story changes, your life is transformed.

and that set the stage for the 5-day retreat I attended in mid-August at Hollyhock, Canada’s Lifelong Learning Centre on Cortes Island in beautiful Desolation Sound, British Columbia.

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Dana Bass Solomon Scholarship Announcement and Celebration

Dana Bass Solomon will step down as Hollyhock CEO in October 2017. Her many contributions to Hollyhock leave the organization financially stable and widely celebrated, poised for success well into the future. A heartfelt evening of celebration of Dana’s leadership and years of service to the Hollyhock community. Come join incoming CEO Peter Wrinch, Board Chair and proud husband, Joel Solomon and the Hollyhock community as we celebrate Dana’s success, and send her off with blessings for new adventures.

All Are Welcome!

Friday September 29, 2017 7:00pm – 12:30am

The Vancouver Rowing Club

Gourmet Food & Cocktails by: 

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A Time of Transition: Announcing Hollyhock’s new CEO

Feature Photo: Hollyhock Board Chair Joel Solomon congratulating CEO Dana Solomon on her last season, at Hollyhock’s 35th year Blessing Walk
Photocredit: Amanda McNaughton 

The Hollyhock Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Wrinch as CEO.

Peter brings a wealth of experience in not-for-profit and social enterprise management, with special expertise in leadership, program development and fundraising.

“I am honoured to be entrusted with the challenges and opportunities to grow Hollyhock’s unique legacy. So many of my peers, and myself, have significantly benefited from Hollyhock’s philosophy and success. I am excited to move this rare and invaluable organization into its next stage of growth. The world needs more of Hollyhock’s special mix of personal resilience, social change and tactical skills. They are the essential ingredients to a safe, just future for all.” – Peter Wrinch, incoming CEO

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