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Cease Wyss, wild tea crafter, indigenous plant diva and artist

  • Groundswell Cafe & Clubhouse 566 Powell Street Vancouver, BC, V6A 1G9 Canada (map)

A Speaker Series for the social impact community

Happening every Tuesday evening at the Groundswell Clubhouse!

Doors: 5:00
Speaker: 5:30

Bar open to 9:00
$10 in advance or at the door gets you in and a drink (beer, wine, soda, coffee, tea...)


Groundswell is answering a call to create space to come together for community and meaning in our work by opening up our Social Venture program’s Tuesday evening guest speaker series to the public - join us and find your community here!

October 4th
Cease Wyss Skwxwu7mesh/Sto:Lo/Metis/Hawaiian/Swiss

Inter-disciplinary Artist - Mediums/Formats: Digital Media/Web/Installations/Public Art/Community Based/Engaged/Dialogues

Storytelling/Medicine Gathering/Sharing Traditional Knowledge/Creating and Building Communities/Land and Wetlands Restoration and Remediation/Collective and Collaborative Processes

Cease Wyss is a lifestyle entrepreneur, who has integrated her skills, culture, calling, community and lust for life into her work.  She is always a hit as a guest speaker at Groundswell, as she speaks her truth from the heart and never shields her bad ass attitude.  A delightful woman to learn from and hear speak. 

From Cease:

I am a mom of a lovely grown up daughter, Senaqwila, who is pursuing her life ambitions and passions through a communications degree at SFU, and now a lovely grand daughter named Kamaya.  

 I love plants. I love nature and all that we are gifted through Grandmother Nature and Grandfather Rocks. I am hoping to share information that I tend to share on a regular basis, about the work i do with plants. This includes forests and gardens, as I spend most of my outdoor time in these places. I spend as much time outdoors as I am able to. I work as an eco tourist guide in the spring/summer/fall months in the local forests and waterways surrounding Vancouver. My family is predominately Coast Salish, with Hawaiian roots from close to 100 years back. My father came from Europe, he is Swiss. My Indigenous cultural roots are my strengths, and I honour and feel ok about my European roots and draw positive elements from there too. I love all the culture in my life, and the unique histories stemming from each.

My wellness approach is simple... Love who you are and where you come from, and you will love where you are going. If you don't feel the love for yourself and your personal roots, or simply don't know your roots.... find the Love in Yourself. Redefine yourself and your world. But find your inner love, and feed it. And feed yourself while you're at it! Grow some food, barter for some food, make art, compost. and Please Help save the Bees and other pollinators. Thank you if you are already on top of it.

You are invited

         to the Groundswell SocialS: a weekly event featuring local entrepreneurs, community activists, and professionals who are making real positive change on the ground in Vancouver and are eager to share their experience and insight with you.

Call it social enterprise, community building, social innovation, changemaking, meaningful work, professional development, or just kicking back with a beer and a room full of curious, smart, heart-centered doers (yes, this means YOU!) - come and find your community here.  And, get the tips, tricks, and stories that are creating the map to that better future, as we venture there.

Each week        

       a new speaker, or set of speakers, will share their story and experience and engage in dialogue with attendees in a Q&A session.  Afterwards, the bar will remain open and you can stay - or come late and join us then! - for a casual, warm soiree where you can energize and grow the groundswell of social change together, with play and work.

$10 gets you in with a drink in your hand (a beer/wine/coffee/tea/soda is included with your donation).  


No one will be turned away: please email if the entry fee is a barrier to your attendance.