When I moved to Prince George to go to grad school I didn’t realize that within months I’d be taken under the wings of the coolest women in town. The women work in a variety of capacities and express themselves and their lives in our community in dynamic ways, to be near them is an utter honour.
Our friend Bryndis, the owner of Meow Records (which won best record store in Canada this past summer) has been putting out a DIY calendar, made by the calendar girls themselves, and this is the second year.
This year our theme was classic horror and it was so empowering to be charged with the responsibility of working within your theme (ie. I was given zombie) and having full control of every aspect of both your photo and your calendar grid. And the ways that the women in the calendar worked with their month definitely reflected their pluralities.
Calendars, if done on the cheap in a true DIY manner (you learn photoshop and get your fellow calendar girls to do your hair and take your photo), are a cheap product to make and a great fundraiser. Especially for a small up and coming business who needs a little help from her friends to get her feet on the ground.
If you’d like to get your hands on a calendar you can check a bit out on the Meow website (www.meowrecords.ca) and order one from the store to see the real deal.