Tom Jackson at Hope in the City Breakfast

Categories: Prairie News

tom-jacksonOn November 18, 550 people came together at the Winnipeg Convention Centre to enjoy not only breakfast, but a guest speaker with a compelling story to tell. Dr. Tom Jackson, well-known musician, actor and humanitarian, gave the keynote address at the official kickoff for Winnipeg’s Christmas activities. Dr. Jackson spoke about his time on the streets of Winnipeg and told how a homeless man saved his life, then serenaded the crowd with “Desperado” and “The Huron Carol”. The Thomas Sill Foundation kicked off the kettle season with a $9,000 donation. Another highlight from the morning was an interview conducted by Nic Mundey, Weetamah volunteer and Winnipeg Advisory Board member, with Michelle, a former Weetamah client. The kettle campaign was officially opened by the crowd ringing hundreds of miniature Salvation Army bells.

Special music was provided by an ensemble from the College for Officer Training.

The Salvation Army raised over $49,000.00 at this event and would like to thank each of the sponsors and all who attended.