Community Support at the Summer 2020 Fair
BLACK LIVES MATTER & DONATION ALERT ⚡️
All of us here at Royal Bison have been watching the Black Lives Matter movement surge around the world again in the last month with open hearts. We are incredibly proud to have hosted many Indigenous and POC vendors over the years in a welcoming and inclusive environment. The truth is, the craft, design and maker space is very white.
A percentage of this Summer Sale's proceeds will be donated to four different Edmonton-based BIPOC / lgbtqia2s+ causes: @blackartsmatter_yeg @africacentreyeg @canadiannativefriendshipcentre @chewprojectyeg. Once the fair is over we will assess our donation capability and post totals online.
Our entire summer 2020 tote bag proceeds will be donated to these causes as well. We work to create welcoming space for all for over a decade now, and our vendor curation is no exception - we support anti-racist and anti-hate movements wholly. ⚡️ If you are a local BIPOC artist, maker or designer please know there is always space for you at the Royal Bison Art & Craft Fair, and we would love to see your work in our next application round!
⚡️We are 100% behind a more fair and just world both here in #yeg and beyond.
See you online this weekend, everyone. 🖤 #YEG