Quote: People need to be reminded of how wonderful they are…

“People need to be encouraged. People need to be reminded of how wonderful they are. People need to be believed in – told they are brave, and smart, and capable of accomplishing all the dreams they dream – and more. Remind each other of this.”
— Stacey Jean Speer

Another of our Jump For Joy photo contest winners: Joyce Braun

We did a little call out for YOU to submit your own Jump for Joy photo. This one was sent in By Joyce Braun from the East Coast of the United States.

Photo submitted by Joyce Braun

Photo submitted by Joyce Braun

Name: Joyce Braun took the jumping photo of her lovely daughter.

Location: Tobay Beach, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York.

Inspiration for the jump: “My daughter was jumping because it was a BEAUTIFUL day, the beach was empty and she had the day off from school!”

What’s your definition of joy? “I feel joy is a happiness that comes from inside.”

We were so thrilled with the Jump For Joy photo submissions and would love to see more from you. Take a few minutes and do a jump for joy photo shoot with your loved ones and send us your best one!

Extra points for creativity and artistic merit.. have fun and go for it 🙂

Submit jump for joy photos to: info@jumpforjoyphoto.com

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Meet Melissa Demmers and find out why she is jumping for joy

An excerpt from one of our newsletter archives, meet the lovely….

Melissa Demmers

Born: Pentiction, BC. Now lives in Vancouver, BC Canada.


People who are really committed to their goals and dream and are fearless about it. I’m also deeply inspired by my grandparents who are still married to each other and are still learning and enjoying life.

Greatest passion?

Acting and singing. Connecting with people and learning their life stories.


It’s best explained with a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt. “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” It’s so true… We choose how we react and who we are in the world and nobody can make us feel a certain way.”

To read more from Mellissa’s feature interview please follow this link

Connect with Melissa
Twitter: @_MelissaDemmers
Instagram: @missmelissademmers

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One of our Jump for joy photo contest winners is Grace Lanuza :) Thanks for the sweet photo!

Jump for joy photo contest - Photo sent in by Grace Lanuza

Jump for joy photo contest – Photo sent in by Grace Lanuza

We did a little call out for your own Jump for Joy Photos. It was our first jump for joy photo contest call out and had some really sweet entries, I think we may do this again soon… this Jumping photo sent in all the way from Paris, France by Grace Lanuza was one of our picks.

Thanks for sending in your jumping joy photo and and sharing your inspiration with us. Have a wonderful day! 🙂

Name: Grace Lanuza (and friend Holly)

Photo Credit: My camera but a stranger in Paris took it for us! 😉

Hometown: Vancouver, BC

Inspiration: This was taken in Paris with my friend Holly. Her and I have been friends for 25 years. I took her on this trip because it was her birthday and it was her first time in Europe ever! We were wearing hockey jerseys because our friend Anais who lives in Paris is a huge Canucks fan and this is a tribute to her.

We had so much fun looking at all the jumping photo entries and would love to see more, keep on sending in your jumping joy – extra points for artistic style and creativity!

Plant seeds of joy… #quote #jumpforjoy #joy

Plant seeds of joy,
nurture them with gratitude,
gather the kindness that blossoms.
Let your words and actions be honey.
Share the simple sweetness of love.

— Quiet Lotus

Jump For Joy photo submission deadline ends today

It’s thanksgiving weekend in Canada. Don’t forget to jump for joy while you’re with your friends and family. Send us your awesome pictures today via email: info@jumpforjoyphotoproject.com. Don’t forget to include your name, photo credit, where you’re from and a brief note of what inspires you.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

The weather is already taking its tole, repairs are in the works for the Wall of Joy

Thanks to everyone who has let me know that there are some posters coming loose on the Wall of Joy. I appreciate you looking out for it 🙂

The weather is already starting to take its tole on the posters, much sooner than expected. I think the major storm we had that hit the wall, literally the day after I finished did more damage than I realized. Im guessing that the water sealant we had just finished applying had not cured yet when the storm hit.

I was able to do some of the most needed repairs in a couple of hours the morning of the mural opening but skipped a lot of the smaller ones due to time limits. What were small corners of posters lifting up are now starting to show and pieces are starting to peal.

I want this mural to last as long as possible so I am working on setting up a full day to do repairs in the next couple of weeks. It is a bit of a process and of course the costs (around $1200) to make it happen. One 24 hour day of repairs requires: insurance, a signed licence agreement between myself, Atira, BC Housing and Impark, rental of all the parking spots along the wall from Impark, 30 ft of fence rental (delivery and set up), lift rental (+delivery), repair materials (several gallons of contact cement), a volunteer to help me as time will be limited to get a lot done and of course, a beautiful sunny day so the wall is dry.

Hopefully this set of repairs will be the last ones that need to be done until next year.

Enjoy your day!

Much love,




A dip in the archives with a little jumping joy from Sierra Tasi Baker

Sierra Tasi Baker

Q.What was your experience doing the jumping photos?
Awesome, the sun peeked out from the Vancouver clouds just long enough for us to do our shoot. Felt just like a wonderful sunny day with an excuse (well you never really need one) to jump around!

Q: What inspires you in life?
A: Creation, everything creative and collaborative. There’s so much for me to still explore out there and that excites me.

Q: What is your greatest passion?
A: Art, creating, collaborating. I love to draw, write, dance, perform, paint, sculpt, model, everything!

Q: What is your driving force?
A: There has been an unnamed force pushing me towards something, and I suspect that force is curiosity. I feel so much drive and ambition, it’s definitely taking me somewhere but I’m not sure where exactly. I’m enjoying the ride!

Q: What is your philosophy?
A: If my heart can conceive it and my mind can believe it, it can be done.

Connect with Sierra
Twitter: @SierraTasiBaker
Instagram: @sierratasibaker
Facebook: Sierra Tasi Baker

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Wall of Joy Artist Talk with Eyoalha Baker in the 12th Annual Heart Of The City Festival

Jump for Joy Photo Project is delighted and honoured to be included in this year’s Heart of the City festival. The 12th annual Downtown  Eastside festival is a cultural and heritage event that celebrates the neighbourhood’s emerging artists, rich and diverse cultural heritage, and history.

The festival runs from October 28 to November 8, 2015 and features 12 days of music, dance, poetry readings, story-telling, theatre, film, gallery exhibitions, workshops, history walking tours, and much, much more. Our very own Eyoälha Baker will be hosting an Artist Talk at the Jump for Joy wall on November 1st at 11:00 am. Meet up at the southeast corner of West Pender and Abbott street ( beside Tinseltown).

To view a complete list of events please visit www.heartofthecityfestival.com

We are looking forward to seeing you there!




Share your jumping joy with us! Submit your best Jump for Joy Photo and you may be featured here :)

It’s a beautiful day and the Jump for Joy photo project team would like to invite YOU to submit your best jump for joy photo of yourself, friends or family jumping for joy! We will choose 5 of our most favourite, creative, fun, inspired photos and feature you on all our social media channels  ( Newsletter, blog, Facebook, and Twitter ) .  We encourage creativity and weirdness so go for it 🙂

We are looking forward to seeing your photos! Have fun!

SUBMISSIONS: Send photo via email: info@jumpforjoyphotoprojcet.com. Please include your name, photo credit, where you are from/where the photo is taken and a brief note about what inspires you to jump for joy with links to your social media/website. You can also post your photos directly to our FACEBOOK PAGE or TWITTER.

DEADLINE: Oct. 10, 2015

Selected photos will be shared on the Jump for Joy Photo Project website and our top 3 favourite jumping pics will be featured in our Newsletter between October 10-20th, 2015

Happy day, Sweet memory. The Lovely Fiona Forbes Interviewing Janice Abbott and Eyoalha Baker

Its been a few weeks since the opening event for the Wall of Joy mural. It was so nice to have Fiona Forbes stop by to join in on the fun. Fiona spoke with Janice Abbott and myself about the joy of creating the mural for On The Scene at Shaw TV. Fiona has always been a big supporter of the Jump for Joy Photo Project as well as many Charities and non-profits around the city such as Atira Womens Resource Society who partnered with me in the creation of this beautiful community project. Thank you Fiona and Shaw TV for sharing our experience with people who couldn’t make it out to our BBQ!

I love the kindness and support this project received. I love how many people, literally around the world, contributed to the creation of this public art installation. The joy is being felt, thank you everyone. It is an example that demonstrates that we are all capable of creating beautiful things together when motivated by the joy of uplifting each other.

Have a wonderful day!