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Please note all Sources offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 for BC Family Day.

Volunteers Needed!
March 7-10, 2017
Homeless Count logo
The Metro Vancouver Homeless Count is taking place inside shelters during the evening of March 7 and on the streets on March 8. Sources Newton Resource Centre is the hub for an extended count in Surrey on March 9 and 10.

A total of 250 qualified volunteers are needed for the Count in Surrey alone. While many volunteers have signed up, many more are needed.

For more information or to sign up to volunteer, please visit: 

Volunteers help gather valuable information used by governments, service providers, community groups, and funders so they can 
plan for appropriate programs to address homelessness 
and, in turn, measure our progress in reducing homelessness.

Contact: Peer-Daniel Krause,  Project Manager, BCNPHA
Call 
778-945-2161

Apr. 22, 2017:
Sources 22nd Annual
"Blanc et Noir" Gala!

Presented by 
Help us raise $200,000 for our social wellness programs!

Our Annual Gala is returning to Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club with a mysterious and elegant black and white Venetian Circus theme. 

TICKETS ARE 50% SOLD! Get yours NOW:

Want to be a Sponsor?
Contact Sources CEO David Young at 604.542.7591 or dyoung@sourcesbc.ca

Want to donate to our silent/live auction?
Contact event planner Abby Gemino at 604.542.7599 or  events@sourcesbc.ca

Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge
Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary by giving back to your community and your country. The Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge is a nation-wide movement that aims to engage tens of thousands of Canadians to give 150 hours of volunteer time in 2017 in celebration of Canada's 150th Anniversary.

Ask Volunteer Manager Carrie Belanger how you can get involved! 
Call 604-542-4357 Email  volunteerservices@sourcesbc.ca
Donate
Donations are vital to our ability to provide support within our community.

Your donation goes where you want it to go:
- Community Support
- Poverty Relief
- Families & Children
- White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank
- Langley Food Bank

February 10, 2017
Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 is BC Family Day. This mid-winter holiday offers families, in all their diversity, the chance to spend some extra time together.

Here are some Family Day activities planned in our community:


Calling all social media fans! Be part of an online flash mob celebrating inclusion and diverse families! Participate in this viral campaign by sharing a photo or short video of your family using hashtag #WeAreALLFamily. Click here for more information.

Imagine being homeless in this icy weather.
Good thing we can help those who are.
On February 25th,  Sources will host the 4th annual 
Coldest Night of the Year walkathon fundraiser in White Rock - a fantastically fun, family-friendly 2, 5 and 10km walk happening in over 110 communities across Canada on the same night.

Crowd warming up at the 2016 Walk

Take steps with us to prevent homelessness by WALKING and FUNDRAISING. Proceeds will support Sources'
 homelessness prevention services and Rent Bank.
Our goal: $70,000.   
We're already 60% of the way there! 
Help us reach our goal by creating or joining a team and asking your colleagues, family and friends to walk with you or make a donation.
Register for the WALK Make a donation
Because it's cold out there.


Our Warmest Thanks to our Wonderful Sponsors!
Contact event planner Abby Gemino at 604.542.7599 or events@sourcesbc.ca


"Rock That Interview!" Free Workshop for Teens returns to Cloverdale Library Feb. 17
"Parent-Teen Turning Point" group for parents of teens involved with substances starts Feb. 21
Take action now in the #KidsCantWait campaign about waitlists for services for kids

Attendees get "hands-on" at the Phase 2 AskAnAdvocate.ca Launch
Empowerment workshops for women affected by abusive relationships starts Mar. 21
Thieves cut through wall at Sources White Rock WorkBC Employment Centre, steal 12 laptops

Sources   touches the lives of nearly 30,000 people in Surrey, White Rock, Delta, Langley and Northern B.C. every year. The purpose of this newsletter is  t o keep you informed about  how you are helping to create social wellness in your community .

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