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We'll use your favourite recipes to teach our youth valuable cooking skills!

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Wedding Design Studio Presents: 2nd Annual Masquerade Ball Benefitting CHV

When: Friday November 1, 2013

Where: Langley Golf and Banquet Centre
21550 44th Avenue Langley BC

19+ Only
Doors open at 6:30.
More info click here.

$20 advance
$25 door

Contact for tickets and info:
Alfonso Ocampo- 604-613-3723
Taylor Coft - 604-866-8770
Tyler Heppell- 778-899-4377

A fun night for a good cause! This formal event will include a cash bar and live entertainment all night! There will also be a raffle and a silent auction with items provided by our generous sponsors. All Proceeds go towards supporting the Covenant House Vancouver.

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A trip for a rice cooker leads to a pleasant surprise

I needed a rice cooker and I decided to take my son and go to a gourmet kitchen store to try and purchase one. Getting there took a long time as the traffic was very busy, it was raining, and I had difficulty finding parking. When I got inside, I found out that there were no rice cookers. I was disappointed as we had come quite a distance.

We decided to browse around and see what other treasures the store had. Suddenly I hear “Hey.” I looked up and I recognized one of our youth, “Max”, who has not stayed with us in quite a while. He was with a customer, but came up and gave me a huge hug, and whispered something like try and come to my register when you leave. My son and I completed our shopping and we got in line to pay. There were several tills, and I wondered if we would end up at Max’s. When he saw us in line, his face lit up. We did end up at his till. He told me how he was doing well, he loved his job and that he was so happy to see me. He introduced himself to my son and came around from the till to give me another big hug, and wished us well, before we left the store.   

It was so wonderful to see him happy and doing so well. I told him that seeing him had made my day. He said “Me too.” I had at first thought it had been a wasted trip going all the way out to the kitchen store for the rice cooker, but now, I was very glad that we had gone.

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World Food Day

World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on the 16th of October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. The day is celebrated widely by many other organisations and this year's focus is “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition".

Covenant House Vancouver offers free meals, snacks and beverages to youth in all of our programs. We strive to provide our young people with nutritious, filling meals and teach them how to budget, shop and cook meals independently.

We are always happy to accept non-perishable food items to help keep costs down when preparing meals. We also provide our youth with start-up food kits when the move into their own apartments.

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Homelessness Action Week October 13-19th

Homelessness Action Week is an annual event focused on bringing public awareness and understanding to the issue of homelessness in the Greater Vancouver region.

Homelessness Action Week is an opportunity to get involved in homelessness action in your community by attending events, and spreading the word about homelessness action through education, advocacy, and social media activity.

Click here to learn more.

October 17th is in Invisible Night - an eventful evening of art, film and dialogue to raise awareness about youth homelessness.

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Happy Thanksgiving & Best Wishes!

We are sending thanks out to all our youth, volunteers, supporters, donor’s and staff! Thank you for all you do and for being part of the Covenant House Vancouver family.

Best Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is here, so our minds have turned
To what time has taught us, to what we've learned:
We often focus all our thought
On shiny things we've shopped and bought.
We take our pleasure in material things,
Forgetting the pleasure that friendship brings.
If a lot of our stuff just vanished today,
We'd see the foundation of each happy day
Is special relationships, constant and true,
And that's when our thoughts go directly to you.
We wish you a Thanksgiving you'll never forget,
Full of love and joy—your best one yet!

By Joanna Fuchs

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*Just a heads up that we will be upgrading our NetCommunity Online Donations System on Monday October 14th at 5:30 AM.  We’ve scheduled this for Thanksgiving Monday at the earliest time slot available in order to minimize the impact on you. Please note you may not be able to give online for up to a couple of hours during the upgrade. Thank you for your patience.*