Vancouver organization supporting women, gender-diverse workers gets new projector

For almost 40 years, WISH Drop-In Centre Society has been a refuge and essential point of contact for street-based sex workers in Vancouver.

Through their drop-in centre, shelter, learning centre, Indigenous Health and Safety Program, music therapy and various other services, WISH is working diligently to improve the health, safety and well-being of women and gender-diverse individuals. 

Their vision is for every individual involved in street-based sex trade to have access to opportunities to make free, healthy and positive choices. At East Side Games, we want the same and are committed to supporting this worthwhile organization.

In March, we worked with Show Stream, previously Montgomery Sound, to give WISH: 

  • a motorized projection screen,
  • a Bluetooth amplification system,
  • an in-wall HDMI cable with wall port, and
  • a projector on variable height mount with projector lock.

Estefania ​​Duran, Director of Communications & Development for WISH, says the projector is now set up and ready to go in the organization’s Learning Centre

“We are very excited because it will be used by multiple programs including our Music Therapy program, where they will be able to play music videos or use it for karaoke night,” says Estefania.

“Our InReach team will also be able to screen movies for participants or screen online events.”

East Side Games is pleased to be able to assist WISH with their mission and appreciate Show Stream’s Liam Montgomery’s readiness to get involved with this project.

“This really makes a difference for people to feel comfortable and safe in a very dangerous occupation,” says Josh Nilson, GM and Studio Lead for East Side Games.

ESG looks forward to continuing to support WISH moving forward and encourages others to do the same. For information about how you can get involved, visit Ways To Give on their website