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SAVE THE DATE
 
Homelessness Awareness March:
Friday, Oct. 13 | 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

See more events happening during Homelessness Action Week below. 
Happy Thanksgiving! 
Please note that our offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 9 and re-open on Tuesday, Oct. 10.
Social Wellness Through Art:
insideOUT Art Show and Auction 
On September 14, SOURCES launched our first  insideOUT fundraiser: an art show and auction from which proceeds are used for materials that foster self-expression and creativity for our clients. The event was a great success, raising $1,600! Attendance and public engagement was beyond our expectations.  Thank you to all the artists in the community, clients and staff who donated works of art, attended and/or volunteered. We will have an updated blog with photos and tales from insideOUT. Stay tuned! 
Falling for Sources Food Banks
Both our White Rock/South Surrey (WR/SS) and Langley Food Bank saw a lot of love earlier this month! On Sept. 16, the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive brought nearly 12,000 lbs. and over 11,500 lbs. of food for Sources Langley Food Bank and WR/SS Food Bank, respectively. On the same day, the Surrey RCMP and Super Save Shredding held a  Get Shredded event, which saw over $4,780 and nearly 590 lbs. of food donations benefiting our WR/SS Food Bank. The following week on Sept. 23, Sources Langley Food Bank hosted a garage sale! Over 100 people dropped by and $1,425 was raised. We thank our generous community and hope to see the same generosity for the months to come!
Hunger Awareness Week

To kick off Hunger Awareness Week (Sept. 18-22), our Volunteer Services team went to the Country Celebration Fair at Campbell Valley Regional Park to raise awareness of Sources Langley Food Bank. To highlight the problem of hunger in Canada, Volunteers asked, "What can YOU do to solve the problem of hunger?" Fairgoers wrote their answers on a Thought Bubble Wall. Although the poster got a tad wet in the rain, the answers were thought-provoking! Click here to see the full-sized poster.
A Job Well Done: Get Surrey Working Hiring Fair 

On Sept. 28, over 50 employers and more than 580 job-seekers gathered at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre for the Get Surrey Working Hiring Fair. With the City of Surrey joining forces with five WorkBC Employment Services Centres (including two of our Sources WorkBC Centres), the event was a great success (in fact, 40 individuals were hired on the spot!). In recognition of Disability Employment Month, the event was committed to inclusive hiring practices. Keep your eyes peeled for a blog post on the
Get Surrey Working Hiring Fair!
White Rock Auxiliary Firefighters Golf with a Social Purpose

On Sept. 24, the White Rock Auxiliary Firefighters hosted their 2nd annual Charity Golf Tournament at Nico Wynd Golf Course, from which ALL proceeds went to Sources Women's Place. After a day of at the driving range, the WRAF raised $2,500! Thank you! Stay tuned for a blog post and more photos from the cheque presentation.

The Hungry Pedalers Bike for Sources Langley Food Bank
On September 30, Sources "Hungry Pedalers" Team went the distance for refuge and hope in this year's Ride for Refuge bike-a-thon fundraiser. Having exceeded their original goal of $2,800, the Hungry Pedalers went the extra mile and increased their goal to $4,000 moments before RIDE day. 

Thanks to our generous supporters, the Hungry Pedalers raised more than $4,000 for Sources Langley Food Bank, and made for one of the top three teams to raise the most funds at the Fort Langley RIDE! The Hungry Pedalers' success would not be possible without your support. Thank you!
 
Read more about the Fort Langley RIDE and watch testimonials from participants here.
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October 6 , 2017
October 8-14, 2017 is Homelessness Action Week
 
Welcome back to another edition of Resources! We hope that everyone had a pleasant September. Despite the shift in seasons, there is at least one thing that remains constant with SOURCES: promoting social wellness in our community.
 
October 8-14 is Homelessness Action Week in Metro Vancouver. This means raising awareness and finding local solutions for the widespread issue of homelessness. Through word of mouth, education, advocacy and social media activity, let's bring the issue of homelessness in our community to the fore, and work collectively to provide help to those in need. 

Read on to see how you can take action during Homelessness Action Week 2017.
Annual General Meeting

 
On September 16, Sources Community Resources Society held its annual general meeting at the White Rock Community Centre. Approximately 50 people attended to learn what we have accomplished this past year and have planned for the future. Bruce Hayne (President of the Society Board of Directors), David Young (CEO), Bryan Sommer (Society Treasurer), and Dave Mitchell (Auditor MNP's Regional Manager) gave their addresses shortly after attendees socialized and ate delicious snacks catered by Sources Connection Café & Catering.
 
The gentlemen thanked board members and SOURCES staff for the work they do; spoke of how we can always do more to help our neighbours; and reported that SOURCES' financials remain strong. Hayne then introduced the new President of the Sources Foundation board of directors: former Surrey-White Rock MLA Gordon Hogg, who retired from a 40-year political career earlier this year. Welcome on board!
 
The theme of our 2016-2017 annual report is "neighbourhoods." The theme was reflected in keynote speaker Zahra Esmail's presentation. Esmail, who is a Development Champion with the Aga Khan Foundation Canada and Executive Director of South Vancouver Neighbourhood House, shared what she learned from her time as an international development consultant and how it taught her that "without local knowledge and engagement, even great intentions can cause a lot of problems."
 
The 2017-2018 Society Board of Directors are: Bruce Hayne (President), Marlyn Graziano (Vice President), Bryan Sommer (Treasurer), Marc Burchell, Catherine Ferguson, Sara Forte, Leigh Sully, and Randy Taylor. We thank the various members, community partners, staff and volunteers for their support and contributions this past year.  
 
Rotary Save-On-Foods Gift Card Program:
Shopping with a Social Purpose

 
Want to make a monetary contribution to our local food bank without it costing you anything? You can when you buy a Rotary Save-On-Foods Gift Card. When you purchase a $25, $50 and/or $100 Gift Card at our approved Gift Card vendors, 17% of its value goes towards our White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank at no additional cost to you
 
Learn more about how the program works and where you can buy these cards here.
 
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Upcoming Events
Homelessness Awareness March  
Oct. 13 | 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Sources Newton Resource Centre 
(#102-13771 72A Ave. Surrey)
 
 
Join SOURCES at our 12th annual Homelessness Awareness March in Newton. This event is open to all of our community members.

We are gratefully accepting donations of socks, gloves, toques and coats. There will be free adult clothing, as well as new children's clothing thanks to Loblaws. Coffee, lunch, door prizes and goodie bags will be provided. Registration opens at 10:30 a.m. We look forward to marching with you!

Socks & Sandwiches 
Connect Day 
Housing Forum
Oct. 10 | 11:30a.m. - 2:30p.m.
The Easy Does It Club 
7277 King George Blvd.,
Surrey, BC
 
If you are in need, come to the Easy Does It Club and get some socks and sandwiches! This event is sponsored by the Realistic Success Recovery Society
 
Oct. 11 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Chuck Bailey Rec Centre 
13458 107A Ave., 
Surrey, BC 
 
The Surrey Homelessness and Housing Task Force is hosting a day for people experiencing homelessness to receive services (e.g., haircuts, vet care for pets, nail care, etc.), and access information about resources. If you or someone you know is homeless, please notify them of Connect Day.  
 
Oct. 11 | 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Gracepoint Church
3487 King George Blvd.,
Surrey, BC  
 
Limited seating. Please contact kim@gracepoint.ca for more information.  
BBQ in Cloverdale 
Hero & Awards Night 
Semiahmoo Job Fair  
Oct. 12 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Hawthorne Square
176 & 57A Ave.,
Cloverdale, BC
   
If you or someone you know is homeless, please let them know about this event. Barbeque sponsored by Options Community Services Society.  
  Oct. 12 | 6 p.m. 
Newton Cultural Centre
13530 72nd Ave.,
Surrey, BC
 
  Join Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society for their 10 year anniversary at Hero & Awards Night! This event is open to the general public. 
 
 
Oct. 19 | 4 - 7 p.m. 
Semiahmoo Shopping Centre
152 St. & 16 Ave.
White Rock, BC 
 
Visit the Food Court to see which retailers are hiring! Sources Employment Services and Dress for Success will be available to help with resume information, interview tips and more. See details.  
 
State of Newton 
Surrey Newcomer
Employment Week
 
Surrey Eagles Hockey Games with Donations 
Oct. 20 | 9 - 11 a.m. 
The Offices at Newton 
7327-137 St. 
Surrey, BC

Join Newton BIA, MLA Harry Bains and Value Group of Companies for The State of Newton. This trade show will showcase upcoming investment opportunities for Newton. This will be a great opportunity for the business community to engage in informative and engaging dialogue. Register for this FREE event and learn more about the State of Newton here.
 Oct . 21-27
WR/SS Employment Services #208-1461 Johnston Rd.
White Rock, BC  
 
Surrey Newcomer Employment Week brings the community together to improve the bridge between immigrant job seekers and employers. Familiarize yourself with the local job market and find a new career! Our friendly Sources WorkBC Employment Services Centre team in White Rock/South Surrey can assist
Nov. 19 & 24, & Dec. 10 
South Surrey Arena 
2199 - 148 St. 
South Surrey, BC

Hockey with a social purpose! Bring a minimum of three food items to a match taking place on one of the above-mentioned dates and get free entry to the game. For game schedules, click here.

Have a question or comment about this newsletter? 
Contact Tiffany Kwong, SOURCES  Communications Coordinator
email  tkwong@sourcesbc.ca  |  phone   604-542-7593