Eastside Stories from Vancouver

Posted September 29, 2014 at 3:44 pm by

It’s always fun to see what FHHS grads accom­plish after they go off into the world. Do you remem­ber Lau­ren Brem? She lived here with her folks George and Sta­cy, and her sis­ter Krys­ta. She grad­u­at­ed in 2005 and now lives in Van­cou­ver BC. She just sent this note over about a cool video she helped cre­ate and she would love to share it with you. Here’s Lau­ren with the story…

Dear San Juan Update,

My name is Lau­ren Brem and I grew up in Fri­day Har­bor, and my par­ents (as well as their par­ents) lived there for quite some time as well. My mom and dad owned Ami­gos and the Hot Shop.

I have since moved to Van­cou­ver, BC Cana­da and have set­tled here work­ing with an invest­ment com­pa­ny, but I have real­ly worked on find­ing my pas­sion through art. I recent­ly got togeth­er with an amaz­ing group of friends and we won a grant from the large cable tele­vi­sion and inter­net provider in Cana­da, Telus. We were giv­en a grant to make our idea a real­i­ty and we just released our 10 minute doc­u­men­tary, “East­side Sto­ries”, this past week. There was a sold out pub­lic pre­miere at a down­town Van­cou­ver The­atre, and we are see­ing the video start to be shared across var­i­ous social media pages… includ­ing so many folks I grew up with in FH.

I hope you find it as spe­cial as we have.

Lau­ren Brem

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  1. Hi Lauren–Nice to catch up with you! Con­grat­u­la­tions on this amaz­ing sto­ry. We always knew you would do won­der­ful things with your life–

    Comment by Marguerite Bennett on September 29, 2014 at 5:56 pm
  2. Lau­ren, this is pow­er­ful and shim­mers with that ener­gy that aris­es when some­thing is right on tar­get. Thank you for your devo­tion to the inner­most heart of oth­ers. Absolute­ly beau­ti­ful. TELUS was smart to say yes.

    Comment by Cat Bordhi on September 30, 2014 at 9:03 am
  3. Thank you so much! Nice to hear from you and thanks for tak­ing a look at our video 🙂

    Comment by Lauren Brem on September 30, 2014 at 9:40 am
  4. Lau­ren — what a beau­ti­ful, intel­li­gent & inspir­ing film.
    Way to go girl!!

    Comment by Mel Vynne on September 30, 2014 at 11:00 am
  5. Thank you very much Cat… this project cer­tain­ly changed my life.

    Comment by Lauren Brem on September 30, 2014 at 11:26 am
  6. Way to go, Lau­ren! Proud of you & proud of the way the video turned out Way to go!!

    Comment by Ian Byington on October 1, 2014 at 12:22 pm

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