Mission Possible Gala Tackles Vancouver Downtown Eastside Homelessness and Poverty

Homelessness and poverty are a very real issue in our city, especially in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). Thankfully, the folks at Mission Possible are out to improve life for those burdened with the hardships of living in one of Canada’s toughest communities. The agency, which aims to provide both opportunities and jobs, administers programs through four separate entities (Community, Maintenance, Recycling and StudioWorks). The end goal is to allow participants to gain dignity and purpose thus ending dependency and breaking the poverty cycle. Last week, the Mission Possible Gala was held at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and lot of North Shore supporters were in attendance. Visit their website at www.mission-possible.ca to get involved.

Mission possible gala

01 – Volunteers Bibi Hamid, left, Rachelle Schellenberg and Krista Arnold are all smiles as they greet guests and VIPs for the evening.

02 – Mission Possible director of communications Jenn Dagg kept an eye on all the activity in a fabulously chic antique gold sequin dress.

03 – Mission Possible is lucky to have these North Vancouver gals on board. From left: Janie Peters, Maureen Houston and Jan Keast.

04 – CTV news anchor and event MC Mi Jung Lee poses with executive director Brian Postlewait who is an inspiration to all and the driving force behind Mission Possible.

05 – When they’re not auctioning off items for charity, you can catch radio show hosts Drew Savage and Nat Hunter, of the Nat and Drew show, on Virgin 95.3 radio.

06 – Beauty and the teeth. Guess model Ashely Morris and handsome West Vancouver dentist Geoff Gillespie are among the VIPs in attendance.

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By Catherine Barr – Nov 15, 2012

Also as seen in print in the North Shore Outlook Newspaper on Nov 29, 2012


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