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Correcting the Story: UGM’s Fraser Valley Mobile Mission in Chilliwack
With a few articles in regional Fraser Valley newspapers circulating, we want to share the important context behind a video that was sent to the Mayor of Chilliwack by a...
Apr 25, 2023
Refugee Families Find Culture, Food & Connection at Special Nowruz Event
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Friday, March 17th 2023 - Refugee Families Find Culture, Food & Connection at Special Nowruz Event UGM’s grant program helps support local Cultural Food Pantries for...
Apr 12, 2023
Community Amid Chaos: UGM's 33rd Annual Easter Meal
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Thursday, April 6, 2023 - Community Amid Chaos: UGM’s 33th Annual Easter Meal Pillar of DTES Community Creates Space for Renewal and Celebration (Vancouver, B.C) –...
Apr 6, 2023
UGM Celebrates 82nd Christmas Meal
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday, December 1st 2022 – UGM Celebrates 82nd Christmas Meal Chilling cold and rising stigma can’t hold back love and connection around the Christmas table (Vancouver...
Dec 1, 2022
UGM’s Summer BBQ to Serve 4000, Amidst Supply Chain Issues
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday, July 7th 2022 – Kitchen Manager celebrates 20th anniversary at UGM & 80th Major Community Meal Served (Vancouver, B.C) – Seasoned Kitchen Manager Randy Spark...
Jul 7, 2022
The DTES Community Comes Together to Connect with ‘One-Stop-Shop’ Services
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday, June 7th 2022 – Union Gospel Mission’s Summer Connect event is back after a 2-year-long pandemic pause! (Vancouver, B.C) – In the midst of an...
Jun 7, 2022
For families in the Downtown Eastside, affordable housing is vanishing. A newly opened centre is working to change that
Union Gospel Mission’s Women & Families Centre is open and filling an essential gap in intergenerational care Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside neighbourhood is a challenging place to be a child. Nearly...
May 7, 2022
UGM To Serve 2400 Easter Meals Amidst Converging Crises
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday, April 14th 2022 – UGM To Serve 2400 Easter Meals Amidst Converging Crises Metro Vancouver woman who overcame homelessness and addiction: “I’m a story of...
Apr 15, 2022
More housing, support coming to the Downtown Eastside
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday, October 28th 2021 – (Vancouver, B.C.) – For Sandra Pronteau, there is a sense of optimism when she thinks about Union Gospel Mission’s new Women...
Oct 28, 2021
UGM To Serve 1400 Thanksgiving Meals Despite COVID-19 Delta Fourth Wave
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday, October 7th 2021 – (Vancouver, B.C.) – Janice Szostak won’t let COVID fatigue exhaust her efforts to give back to the Downtown Eastside community that...
Oct 7, 2021
UGM To Serve 2000 Easter Meals Amid COVID-19 Third Wave
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday, April 1st 2021 – (Vancouver, B.C.) – When Virginia Whalen was serving swanky dishes at one of the three restaurants she once owned, the 63-year-old...
Apr 1, 2021