More information about the Steel Toad Pride Party benefitting Covenant House Vancouver here.
Whitecaps FC are proud to announce that the club has selected Steve McMinn for the 2015 MLS WORKS Community MVP contest. Steve is a dedicated volunteer at Covenant House Vancouver and Vancouver Street Soccer League, two community partners of the club.
The MLS WORKS Community MVP contest is a league-wide contest that acknowledges someone who is committed to making a difference in their local community. The winner receives $10,000 to give to the charity of their choice and an all-expenses paid trip to the 2015 AT&T MLS All-Star Game in Denver, Colorado on July 29, 2015.
For being selected as Whitecaps FC’s Community MVP, Steve has already won $1,000 for the charity of his choice — Covenant House Vancouver. If Steve receives the most votes as a Community MVP, an additional $10,000 will be donated to Covenant House Vancouver.
Voting is open now and closes on July 29. There are no limitations on the number of times one person can vote.
Show your support for Whitecaps FC’s Community MVP by voting now!
‘Coach Steve,’ as the youth call him, has played a key part in growing Covenant House’s soccer program. Before Steve stepped in, the soccer program only had four players. Thanks to Steve’s efforts and leadership, the program now has enough players for two full teams. Steve has successfully engaged many street-involved youth in the soccer program, while working to show them the importance of teamwork and determination.
Youth in our Rights of Passage Program headed out to Lynn Canyon Park in North Vancouver recently to do some hiking.
Check out these great pictures!
Don't miss this exciting evening where you'll see your new Nordstrom Pacific Centre before it opens to the public. Sip cocktails, savour dinner and dessert, enjoy entertainment and shop the season's best looks. Tickets are $150; all proceeds will benefit the BC Children's Hospital Foundation, BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre Foundation, Covenant House Vancouver and the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Buy tickets and learn more here.
On July 4th, Bowen Island Gives (BIG!) hosted their 4th annual BIG! hike & after-party to raise funds in support of youth at Covenant House Vancouver. The hike started at 10 AM with 70 hikers that ranged from age 7 months to over 70 years old!
That evening, Ginger 66 donated their time and incredibly fun talent to entertain over 100 guests at the BIG! party. The 9 km round-trip trail up Mt. Gardner & Dance floor at Cates Hill Chapel was filled with love from a community passionate about helping youth in search a brighter future.
BIG! thanks to everyone involved who helped make this fundraiser such a success for our youth:
Ginger 66, Peter King & Bowen Island Bus, Cates Hill Chapel, Julie Cree & Artisan Eats, Tim Hausch for hanging the BIG! banner at 4-corners, Scott Slater for his photography, all of the wonderful shops and groups for helping us spread the word on island and off, all of the dedicated volunteers who spent countless hours planning the festivities & facilitating the entire day & night and over 100 participants and donors for your support!
You have made a BIG! difference in the lives of over 200 youth by proving them with support in our Continuum of Care this summer. Thank you!