Officially Launched 

The official launch of the Nine Stories of Hope campaign took place at Telus Gardens on Feb 17, 2020. The venue was gifted to us by our wonderful partners at Telus and it was kicked off with their generous donation of $99,999.00, which cleverly coincided with the theme of Nine. Chief Communications Officer of Telus Jill Schnarr did a wonderful job hosting over 150 people on the evening. The event was attended by a who’s who of the City of Vancouver, including his honour the Mayor, Kennedy Stewart who spoke about the importance of this project to the city and the people. The highlight of the evening was a heartfelt speech by a former client, turned employee Christina Petrina who captured the audience with her true-life story of reclamation and redemption through The Salvation Army’s women’s program.