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Street Soccer players practice on new soccer pitch built in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

February 8, 2012 Leave a comment

Players test out the new soccer pitch they help build in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

Second Annual ROCKER FOR STREET SOCCER in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

May 23, 2011 1 comment

Vancouver’s street soccer teams are practicing hard and excitedly gearing up to compete in this year’s Homeless World Cup in Paris, France and we need your help to get them there!!!

Come meet the first and only homeless women’s team in Canada or chat with last years Team Canada players about their trip to the Homeless World Cup in Brazil

Mayhem and fun will include:

- Canucks vs. the Sharks on a big screen
- Meeting street soccer players (Team Canada veterans, new women’s team, players from several local teams)
- Amazing bands that are more than worth the ticket price on their own
- Stand-up comedy
- Silent auction with fantastic deals
- WWF-style wrestlers
- Street performers
- Portland FC, Portland Phoenix, and Vancouver Street Soccer League t-shirts
- Networking with a who’s who of local soccer, politics, and social initiatives
- food and a varied supply of beverages
 

Friday April 15, 2011 of 24 hour Soccer Marathon to save New Fountain shelter at Vancouver Art Gallery

April 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Funding for New Fountain Shelter will not be continued beyond April 30th, after which time it would be forced to close, putting people back on the streets!

A bit about the New Fountain Shelter:

Opened at Christmas in 2008, the New Fountain Shelter, funded for only 27 beds, regularly sleeps close to 40 people night after night. In addition to providing a temporary shelter for Vancouver’s homeless the New Fountain has connected over 300 people to safe, permanent housing and works hard to connect people to the medical and social services they need.

You can make a difference by emailing or phoning the mayor of Vancouver, the provincial government, BC Housing, or your federal government representative and tell them you feel housing for the homeless is important and necessary!

Thursday April 14, 2011 evening of 24 hour Soccer Marathon to save New Fountain shelter at Vancouver Art Gallery

April 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Funding for New Fountain Shelter will not be continued beyond April 30th, after which time it would be forced to close, putting people back on the streets!

A bit about the New Fountain Shelter:

Opened at Christmas in 2008, the New Fountain Shelter, funded for only 27 beds, regularly sleeps close to 40 people night after night. In addition to providing a temporary shelter for Vancouver’s homeless the New Fountain has connected over 300 people to safe, permanent housing and works hard to connect people to the medical and social services they need.

You can make a difference by emailing or phoning the mayor of Vancouver, the provincial government, BC Housing, or your federal government representative and tell them you feel housing for the homeless is important and necessary!

24 Hour Soccer Marathon to Save the New Fountain Shelter at Vancouver Art Gallery from 7:45AM Thursday April 14 – 7:45AM Friday April 15, 2011

April 13, 2011 Leave a comment


Location
Vancouver Art Gallery, Georgia and Howe

More Info
Come help us kick off the campaign to Save the New Fountain Shelter at our 24 hour Soccer marathon!

This is going to be epic…

Kickoff is 7:45 am Thursday April 14th, 2011 and we’ll be going going going until 7:45am the next morning!

You’ll find us at the north east corner of the Vancouver Art Gallery, outside (Howe and Georgia). Look for folks in red ‘Support the New Fountain Shelter’ t-shits to sign up to play!

There will be warm food and hot cocoa!
Live music!
Mystery guests!
And of course, lots of soccer!

Come down and join the game (no experience necessary!) or just hang out and show your support. You can even write a letter to BC Housing, the city or the province at our live online letter writing tent. This is a child and family friendly event, at least for as long as they can stay awake!

A bit about the New Fountain Shelter:

Opened at Christmas in 2008, the New Fountain Shelter, funded for only 27 beds, regularly sleeps close to 40 people night after night. In addition to providing a temporary shelter for Vancouver’s homeless the New Fountain has connected over 300 people to safe, permanent housing and works hard to connect people to the medical and social services they need. BC Housing has announced that funding will not be continued beyond April 30th, after which time the Shelter would be forced to close, putting people back on the streets.

See you Thursday everyone!!!!

Woodwards FC at home and on the street, playing soccer in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

March 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Woodwards FC  meet everyday to share a meal and work on their game strategies to be the best Street Soccer players in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

Meeting Woodwards FC team of Vancouver Street Soccer in Downtown Eastside (DTES)

March 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Woodwards FC team players Hector Valle, Patrick Oleman, Trevor Wolfe and Randy Comiso say hello  at Woodwards SRO Building in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

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