1.In The News: B.C. Budget Announcement
2.Upcoming Events: Be The Change
3.Volunteer Voices: Chilly Chase Run
B.C. Budget Announcement:
The B.C. budget announcement on February 20th has highlighted housing and childcare as top priorities in need of funding. This budget is a great first step to assisting individuals and families in need.

“Lookout was very pleased to see housing recognized
as a top priority in the new budget released yesterday.

We’re looking forward to more details surrounding
the $6.2 billion over 10 years to create 33,700
affordable housing units.

This long-term strategy could help a lot of vulnerable
individuals in precarious housing situations.”
-Wes Everaars, Director of Development

Housing Highlights:
  • $6.2 billion over 10 years to create 33,700 affordable housing units
  • That includes $1.6-billion over three years to build and maintain affordable rental housing, post-secondary campus housing and housing for women/children fleeing domestic violence
  • A detailed 30-point housing plan was unveiled as part of the budget.
  • Renters will see a $930 per year increase to the rental income assistance program
  • Funding boost to the seniors’ shelter grant
  • New legislation to toughen rental laws while allowing strata corporations to levy more fines and penalties against those who break the rules.
Toque Tuesday's Annual Hockey Tournament in Surrey
The annual Toque Tuesday hockey tournament fundraiser organized by Tim Baillie and held at city hall in Surrey, was another great success! The friendly street-style game brought out 15 different teams, including Lookout.

Staff, volunteers and even our unofficial mascot came out to celebrate the event, helping to raise awareness and money for organizations working to end homelessness.
[Above: Team Lookout in blue & Team Phoenix in red]
Thank you to everyone who came out and helped make the 2018 Toque Tuesday Hockey Tournament a success!

The Long Long Night of Hope
For the second year in a row, T he Long, Long Night of Hope campaign on the North Shore has raised an incredible amount of money so far!

Thanks to Donna Lawrence, the campaign organizer, the St John's Anglican Church has raised funds in support of Lookout on the North Shore. With the goal of raising awareness, along with funds, this year's theme was centered around individuals working full or part-time while remaining homeless.

On February 24th, participants spent the very cold night sleeping in their cars at St. John's Church in North Vancouver. Over $17,000 has been raised so far!!! The goal is $20,000 and there's still time to donate! The campaign closes March 15th!
If you would like to donate to the Long, Long Night of Hope campaign, Click Below:
First Anniversary at the Guildford in Surrey:
Valentine's Day at the Guildford in Surrey was spent celebrating its

Special thanks to Councillor Vera LeFranc, Letizia Romei, Peter Green, Lookouts very own Tom Roberts, Shayne Williams, Megan Kriger, Bailey Mumford, Irvine Harvey, Kevin McArthur, Eliott Kennedy, Gloria Leung, Parm Deol and Shariza Raza, Heather and Ryan.

This celebration was made possible by all the hardworking-fantastic-awesome Guildford staff and volunteers!

Thank you to everyone who
celebrated the big day with us!!
On March 16th and 17th, from 8:30am-4:00pm, Sternberg College has sponsored the Be the Change.

Held in New Westminster at the Anvil Center, this free 2-day conference will consist of a series of powerful and informative talks.

Be sure to sign up in advance, tickets are free and only a limited number are available!
Recent Events:
Coldest Night of the Year

The Coldest Night of the Year on February 24th, was another great success! This super-fun, family-friendly fundraiser raises money and awareness for local charities serving hungry, homeless and hurting families and youth in 120 communities across Canada.

Participants registered online to walk 2, 5 or 10km on a safe, looping 5km route mapped out and signed for them with a rest stop or two and route marshals along the way to guide them safely.

With the astonishing goal of $4,500,000, only 2% remains to be donated!
Click Here for the most up-to-date numbers
and more information about the event!
Anti-Bullying Day

February 28th was Pink Shirt Day!
Created in 2007 by two high school students in Nova Scotia, Anti-Bullying Day is now internationally known as Pink Shirt Day.

After seeing a fellow male student bullied for wearing pink to school, David Shepard and Travis Price bought and distributed 50 pink shirts.

If you or anyone you know is struggling with bullying, check out these resources:

Chilly Chase Run
I n January, the annual Chilly Chase Run took place in Vancouver where hundreds of people walked or ran, raising awareness and funds for Lookout. Organized by TRY EVENTS, participants received medals and socks to remember the occasion!

This incredible event would not have been possible without our incredible volunteers!!!

"Thank you so much for letting us
volunteer at your Chilly Chase event!
It was a great experience and a first time for me to see how marathons work.
I wanted to let you know that we had so much fun in volunteering with you. "

-- Lily Suh, UBC CKI

"As a volunteer I was so happy to
help Lookout, who helped thousands of homeless people in the city."

--Johnny Zakhariah, Loyal Volunteer

Thank you to everyone who participated
and made this event a huge success!!
Looking to gain volunteer experience?
Lookout is regularly looking for volunteers to help out
with special events and day-to-day operations!

For more information or to fill out a volunteer application, Click Here
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