MEEGAN Community Showers
2020 Victoria, BC



    At the start of the COVID pandemic, I worked with a grassroots group of volunteers to build these portable showers for the unhoused community at MEEGAN (Beacon Hill Park). They were completely funded by over $10,000 in community donations.

    When we first installed them in the park, the city told us we didn’t have the proper permits (despite not having any alternative hygiene facilities) and shut off our water. So we built an off-grid system with solar panels, marine battery, cistern, and an RV pump. We were able to provide hot showers to the community for 5 days before the city impounded the whole setup.

   I wrote a short essay about the history of the park, and my experience with the unhoused community - check it out here.

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