The Shop: Schitt's Creek Inspired Pin and OUTSaskatoon

April 16, 2019

In his Canadian Screen Awards speech upon winning the award for Best Comedy Series, Dan Levy said “In Schitt’s Creek, we are writing a world that examines the transformational effects of love when the threat of hate and intolerance has been removed from the equation. And while that’s not a reality for many, our goal is to shine a light out there that asks the question: ‘What if it was?’ Wouldn’t we all be happier if we were able to love out loud?”

Inspired by what Dan and Eugene Levy created for CBC (a national network funded by the Government of Canada), this pin was created out of love for a show that has opened so many doors and windows for so many people across this country and around the world. They have created something beyond special with Schitt's Creek.

When I first shared the drawing last year on Instagram, there were requests for t-shirts and art prints from people that shared the same sentiments as I do about the show. While there are definitely other plans in the works, these pins that Bayleaf Buttons put together for me are the first in the shop.

Now comes the exciting part!

Proceeds from the buttons (and anything else that joins them in the shop) will be donated to an amazing local organization for the LGBTQ2S+ community called OUTSaskatoon. They provide opportunities to develop social connections and community support through social groups and events, counseling and psychiatry, educational training for local businesses, schools (including educators and administrators) and health care professionals, and the Pride Home, Canada's first long-term care home for LGBTQ2S+ youth, among many other things.

It is important to use this artwork in a way that enhances at least a little bit of the love that has been shown on Schitt's Creek, as that is most definitely one of the most powerful uses of art.

1 comment

  1. Laura! What a lovely pin and message. Thank you for paying the love forward and for your support for OUTSaskatoon <3

    Rachel Loewen Walker
    Executive Director, OUTSaskatoon


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