I started up The Sunday Shortstack in February 2012 because I really like pancakes and folk tunes, and because I wanted to see my friends more often for breakfast. It’s a year later now, and I still like all those things — but the friends I share Sunday breakfasts with are so many more now. Inventing new pancake combos and hunting for the loveliest of Vancouver’s folk music scene has been delightful, but for me the best magic of the Shortstack has always been the real sense of community I feel when people walk in that door for pancakes (or just to hang out and drink a cup of tea). I can’t count how many new and wonderful people I’ve met through this silly and special gig. Thank you so much to all of those folks who have supported us in the past year.
It’s with both excitement and sadness that I want to tell you about the upcoming closing of the Shortstack. It was always meant to be a temporary game — we’ve all got other stuff going on and believe pretty deeply in the value of things that end — and we’re coming up on the end of our time. We’ll be flipping flapjacks as usual all the way through March and April and then calling it quits to dream up whatever’s next for each of us. Join us on April 28th for our final ‘stack!
All of us here on your little crew are going to miss the Shortstack and seeing all of your faces every Sunday. Don’t be strangers! We’ll see around for the next two months — and then keep in touch, yeah?
Esther & the rest of the Shortstack crew