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:
Thursday April 14, 2011 evening of 24 hour Soccer Marathon to save New Fountain shelter at Vancouver Art Gallery
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!
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)
Woodwards FC team players Hector Valle, Patrick Oleman, Trevor Wolfe and Randy Comiso say hello at Woodwards SRO Building in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)