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16 Nov 2019  |  No Comment >>

Every October, the Homeless Connect event is a sort of one-stop shop of services connecting those in need with help. RPRC chair De Whalen details this year’s event below.
During Homelessness Action Week, on Oct. 17 the Richmond community came together to welcome guests at the 11th annual Richmond Community (Homeless) Connect at St. Alban Anglican Church. About 65 people who are without an address or in precarious circumstances attended. They enjoyed the services provided by 30 community agencies and numerous volunteers such as haircuts, foot care, dental hygiene, chair massages …

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10 Oct 2019  |  No Comment >>

Below is a note from our friends at the BC Federation of Labour.
 
On Friday, October 4, 2019 the BC Federation of Labour held a strike coordination call concerning the dispute between Unite Here and four downtown Vancouver Hotels – Hyatt Regency Vancouver, the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, the Westin Bayshore and the Hotel Georgia.
How can you help?
Unite Here will be holding a large scale mobilization on Thursday, October 10th at 5 pm at The JW Marriott Parq at 39 Smithe St. Please begin mobilizing your staff and members to attend this important event. Bring …

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12 Sep 2019  |  No Comment >>

With elections coming up, help ensure the incoming government develops a policy that encourages a food system that is sustainable, where no one goes hungry, and where food is healthy.

Register for the Eat Think Vote campaign taking place at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) in Richmond on Thursday, Sept. 26 for an opportunity to talk to federal candidates on local food issues including, access to healthy, local food, school food, poverty reduction, sustainable food systems and other food security issues that matter to you the Richmond community.
Organized by Institute for Sustainable …

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6 Sep 2019  |  No Comment >>

The 10th anniversary of the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive will be the week of Sept. 16, starting with the delivery of boxes and or flyers to homes and business throughout Richmond and then the pick up and delivery of all food to the Richmond Food Bank on the 21st (cash donations may only be made directly to RFB).This year people with an interest in serving in the community are invited to make this amazing work grow even bigger. Last year over 560,000 pounds was collected throughout the province and the goal for 2019 is 600,000.The need is …

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18 Aug 2019  |  No Comment >>

Can’t wait for Culture Days to check out “Hope Beyond Homelessness,” the inspiring play by the Richmond Advocacy and Support Committee? Exploring the real human cost of homelessness through poetry, song, drama, music, photography, art and personal stories, the performance will also take place one week earlier at the St. Alban Anglican Church (7260 St. Albans Rd., Richmond B.C.) fundraiser on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.. Tickets are $15, to purchase please send an email to info@richmondprc.org. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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31 Jul 2019  |  No Comment >>

Culture Days, a nation-wide celebration of arts and culture,  is coming to Richmond in a few weeks. On Friday Sept. 27, guests will have an opportunity to watch “Hope Beyond Homelessness,” a 30-minute play starring people with lived experience of poverty and unstable housing. Produced by the Richmond Advocacy and Support Committee, it is a story of one person’s journey through the shame and indignity of living on the streets. More info here.

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26 Jul 2019  |  No Comment >>

Family Services of Greater Vancouver offers women an opportunity to practice their English, cooking and more at the upcoming ESL Cooking for Moms, held at South Arm Community Centre at 8800 Williams Rd. in Richmond. On-site childcare is available. Please call 604-279-7100 or email Joanne at jmonteiro@fsgv.ca to register for this complimentary program.