Outreach Christmas 2011
This special event hosted by Progressive Housing Society was held at Southside Community Church on Thursday Dec 15th, 2011. Outreach Christmas provided a fun filled and festive celebration for ma
ny people who deal with homelessness and extreme poverty and may not normally celebrate the Holiday Season.
Approximately 269 people were in attendance at Outreach Christmas 2011. 197 people were assisted by the 7 staff of Progressive Housing Society, 55 volunteers from Starbucks, Charlford House and the community and 10 dignitaries.
In keeping with tradition there was a pancake breakfast, Tim Horton’s Community Cruiser, pastries, hockey tournament, learning table, kids table, clothing tables, guessing game, turkey lunch, Santa arrived with presents for all and photo opportunities and bingo in the afternoon. Additions for this event were a scrapbooking corner, Christmas trivia contest and additional games in the floored room.
Thank you for making Outreach Christmas a memorable and welcoming celebration of a caring community in Burnaby.
BC Nurses Union
Burnaby Edmonds Lions Club
Burnaby Lougheed Lions Club
Inspector Michael Labossiere
Corp Stephane Hamel
Staff Sgt Major John Buis
Byrne Creek Secondary School Youth Justice Club
Secondary School Youth Action Committee
City Core Catering
Councillor Paul McDonell
CUPE Local 379
Ethical Bean Coffee
Kingsway Imperial Neighborhood Association
MLA Kathy Corrigan
MLA Richard Lee
New Life Home School Association
Simon Fraser University Security
Southside Community Church
St Thomas Moore Collegiate
Starbucks Coffee Canada
Tim Horton’s Community Cruiser
Tommy Douglas Library
12th Avenue Elementary School