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Need something fun to do this weekend?

There is going to be a great show at the Railway Club on Sunday in support of Covenant House Vancouver.

Go check it out

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Youth worker brings a special young man a tiny slice of home

One of the young people I work with is an amazing young man from Africa called David. I really enjoy chatting with him, getting to know him and learning about his culture.

One night we were talking about spirituality and passion. He said his spirituality lies in his African music. He showed me some You Tube clips of his favorite singer from back home. That weekend I sourced the music by this artist and put it on my iPod.

The following week we had our Community Dinner for the month. At this event the staff and youth of the Rights of Passage Program gather together to prepare, cook and eat a meal together. We then clean up as a team.

As we were cleaning up I set up my mini speakers and iPod and began to play the music I had found. David was on the other side of the room. He heard it and spun around to face me with a huge smile on his face. He said, “Is that my music? You got my music?” He started to groove and even taught me a few dance moves from his culture.

You can try to imagine being in a new place, a new country, and being away from everything that was familiar, comforting and safe. In this scenario I wanted to bring this very special young man a tiny slice of home.

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If you read our blog (you’re doing it right now) or follow us on Facebook and Twitter but haven’t joined us on Pinterest yet we hope you will. On Pinterest we provide you with pictures & info about what is happening at CHV and with our youth. We also pin and follow other great non-profits and pin fun pictures, quotes and art our youth have created. We are always looking for new board ideas and interesting things to pin so feel free to share with us your thoughts and ideas.

So please join us on Pinterest and feel free to pin any of our pictures or stories to your boards.

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We received a gift from @HiddenCashYVR!

Many Vancouverites will have heard of the anonymous person who hides $100.00 envelopes around the Lower Mainland and tweets clues about it. You can follow them on Twitter, just search for @hiddenCashYVR. Our staff were so excited when they opened the mail and found the below letter and donation from @HiddenCashYVR. They explain in the letter that they want to show that giving is easy and even small amounts make a difference. Well @HiddenCashYVR you certainly made our day and made a difference in the lives of our youth.

Thank you @HiddenCashYVR!
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