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HSBC World Rugby Sevens Auction - Support Covenant House and Experience World Class Rugby!

Vancouver will host the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series at BC Place on March 12th and 13th, 2016.  The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is one of the most dynamic global sporting events anywhere, featuring the vitality of sevens rugby, paired with a spectacle of entertainment and fan engagement that is second to none.

Our friends at Optimize Consulting have kindly donated 2 premium passes for both days of competition.  The passes are for the sold out Grosvenor Club Section, located in the centre of the stadium, on the south side above the 7s Reserved Seating Area.  The tickets are valued at $400, and 100% of auction proceeds will support Covenant House Vancouver!

Support Covenant House and experience world class rugby!  For more information about the auction, or to bid on these amazing seats  click  here.

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We are honoured to be the family our young people need

A family does many things. It provides basic needs, educates and instills value and identity. But most importantly, it provides love. The young people we see at Covenant House Vancouver have often grown up without loving parents and have begun their lives without the safety and security most of us take for granted.
 
This month we celebrate Family Day, a day dedicated to sharing time with the ones we love and who love us. What about youth who don’t have a loving family with whom to spend the day? For many of our youth, we are their family. We are the ones that provide their basic needs, educate them and instill value and identity. We care for them the way our parents cared for us.
 
Our job at Covenant House is to be a reminder of hope and possibility - to present these damaged and broken young people with a way off the streets and show them the road to health, happiness and a future that is theirs to choose. We are honoured to be the family these young people need and deserve.
 
Family Day is February 8th, please consider giving a gift  so  that we can continue to be the family our youth need and deserve. Thank you for being a part of our Covenant House Family!

Quote on family from young person. 

Valentine's Dinner & Dance in support of Covenant House

On Saturday February 13th the Knights of Columbus are holding a Valentine's Dinner & Dance Fundraiser in support of Covenant House. Join them for great food, music and prizes all in support of homeless youth.

Click here to purchase tickets or call the numbers provided on the poster.

Knights of Columbus Valentines Day Poster

Start Family Day celebrations early while supporting CHV!

Snowtime! tells the story of a group of kids who have a massive snowball fight over winter break. Focusing on the children, the film captures the fun, adventure and friendship from their perspective.

Co-directed by the award-winning duo of Jean-François Pouliot (Seducing Doctor Lewis) and François Brisson, the movie features the voice talents of Canadian actress Sandra Oh and Disney Channel star Ross Lynch along many others who bring their considerable talents to this re-imagined family classic.  Snowtime! will be followed by a Q&A with co-director François Brisson.

Doors at 6PM, screening starts at 6:45PM at the VIFF Vancity Theatre located at 1181 Seymour Street (Seymour & Davie). Tickets are $12 each (group pricing available online) with all net proceeds benefiting Covenant House Vancouver.

For additional details and to purchase tickets, please visit the SPARK FX website

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New boots for a hard worker

A young man in our Rights of Passage program came to me shortly after having received his requested wake up for work.  The young man worked in construction and had to get up quite early to get to work on time. It happened to be a very rainy day and he asked if I could find him some small plastic bags. 

He explained that he planned to put the bags over top of his socks, inside his boots, to keep his feet dry as his work boots had holes in them. I was able to find him some bags to meet his immediate need, but I also got his shoe size so that we could ask our donations department if they had some better work boots for him.  Sure enough, we were able to find him some waterproof work boots to replace his old pair. 

The young man was very happy and grateful when presented with his new boots later that day!

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