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Vancouver, BC, Coast Salish Territory

Save the New Fountain Shelter: 24 Hour Soccer Marathon!


7:30am
Thursday April 14 2011

Venue: Vancouver Art Gallery, Georgia and Howe
Address: 750 Hornby Street
Cost: Free!

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Come help us kick off the campaign to Save the New Fountain Shelter at our 24 hour Soccer marathon!

This is going to be epic... 

Kickoff is 7:45 am Thursday April 14th, 2011 and we'll be going going going until 7:45am the next morning!

You'll find us at the north east corner of the Vancouver Art Gallery, outside (Howe and Georgia). Look for folks in red 'Support the New Fountain Shelter' t-shits to sign up to play!
 

  • There will be warm food and hot cocoa! 
  • Live music!
  • Mystery guests! 
  • And of course, lots of soccer! 

Come down and join the game (no experience necessary!) or just hang out and show your support. You can even write a letter to BC Housing, the city or the province at our live online letter writing tent. This is a child and family friendly event, at least for as long as they can stay awake!

A bit about the New Fountain Shelter:

Opened at Christmas in 2008, the New Fountain Shelter, funded for only 27 beds, regularly sleeps close to 40 people night after night. In addition to providing a temporary shelter for Vancouver's homeless the New Fountain has connected over 300 people to safe, permanent housing and works hard to connect people to the medical and social services they need. BC Housing has announced that funding will not be continued beyond April 30th, after which time the Shelter would be forced to close, putting people back on the streets.

See you Thursday everyone!!!!


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Comments

Events Page

How do I get this up on the front page events panel? Word!

maxim

hey

you posted the date as April 7, which had passed.  they go on to the front panel in order of upcoming...

changed

i changed it should show up now.

oops!

oops thanks! shilly me.

Why?

Why is the province cutting funding for this? Have they given any reasons? How much of the shelter's operating expenses are covered by donations? I would like to send some e-mails to show my support but would like a bit more information before I do so.

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