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Latest UGM Press Releases


 


2014


April

Easter Meal provides a chance for change: Over 3,000 holiday meals to be served at UGM’s 25th Easter Dinner

04.10.2014
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March

UGM announces new Stabilization Program for women seeking recovery from addiction

03.19.2014
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February

Original Vancouver Canuck selects UGM as charity of choice when honoured for years of service

02.26.2014
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Union Gospel Mission partners with Crystal Hearing to provide free hearing tests; incentives offered

02.26.2014
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Unlikely couple finds love at Union Gospel Mission- it all started with a bus advertisement

02.07.2014
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2013


December

Table for 2000: First-rate dining in the streets of the DTES; UGM+Glowbal Collection restaurants partner to help this Christmas

12.12.2013
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A UGM Christmas – Over 3,000 meals to be served this Sat, just one of many Christmas activities at the mission this December

12.07.2013
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Over 3,000 meals to be served at Union Gospel Mission’s 73rd Christmas Dinner

12.04.2013
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November

Potential Charity Scam in the Vancouver Area

11.27.2013
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Union Gospel Mission opens Eastside Culture Crawl gallery to feature art created by DTES residents; partners with Pivot and PHS

11.13.2013
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October

Union Gospel Mission starts off Homelessness Action Week with Thanksgiving Meal, serving 3,000 meals to the DTES

10.09.2013
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Homelessness Action Week: Special Downtown Eastside Walking Tour educates, gives dignified employment, creatively uses technolog

10.09.2013
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September

GotGinch and Need Knickers to deliver 50,000 pairs of underwear to homeless shelters across Canada— UGM the first stop

09.19.2013
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Residential school survivor who found recovery and reconciliation leads Nishga’a canoe on Tuesday

09.12.2013
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August

Gallery Opening: Prominent Vancouver artists lend painting to bring hope, healing and recovery at Union Gospel Mission

08.15.2013
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July

Summer supplies urgently needed at Union Gospel Mission

07.09.2013
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Downtown Eastside BBQ: UGM partners with Concert Properties to serve 6,000 BBQ meals, host kids’ zone

07.08.2013
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June

New Appointments at Union Gospel Mission

06.10.2013
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Scotiabank runner beats the odds—from homeless and addicted to mentor, teacher and running group leader

06.10.2013
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May

Connect Event: DTES Service providers amass to offer much-needed services under one roof (housing, employment, legal and more)

05.21.2013
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Precedent-setting change in voter registration bring democracy, dignity, and a voice to the Downtown Eastside community

05.06.2013
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April

Camp and kids-at risk—can one week really make a difference?

04.23.2013
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March

UGM’s 24th annual Easter celebration: Charity prepares to serve 3,000 holiday meals to the Downtown Eastside community

03.20.2013
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February

Union Gospel Mission Women’s Shelter celebrates one year, looks to the future

02.06.2013
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2012


December

Table for 2000: Christmas Block party and dinner hosted by UGM and Glowbal Collection Restaurants

12.12.2012
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November

UGM to serve thousands of meals during its annual early Christmas dinner—each meal represents a story

11.26.2012
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UGM’s fourth Eastside Culture Crawl gallery showcases photography, paintings, art from the downtown eastside community

11.08.2012
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October

A small donation can make a big impact – running shoes helps partially paralyzed woman get mobile, safely

10.29.2012
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Union Gospel Mission to serve over 3,000 meals this Thanksgiving kicking off Homelessness Action Week

10.01.2012
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September

TELUS donates over $111,000 to Union Gospel Mission

09.27.2012
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Homelessness Action Week-Special Downtown Eastside Walking Tour educates, gives dignified employment, creatively uses technology

09.24.2012
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August

Notable artists contribute paintings for unique rotating gallery; bring hope to those struggling with addiction

08.30.2012
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Union Gospel Mission manager and staff filling the role of wedding planners; first couple ever to be wed at New Westminster UGM

08.29.2012
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GotGinch to deliver 35,000 pairs of underwear to homeless shelters across Canada—Vancouver the first stop; women’s underwear now

08.29.2012
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Union Gospel Mission’s new board chair settles in

08.03.2012
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New appointments at Union Gospel Mission

08.02.2012
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July

UGM + Glowbal Restaurant Group to serve 5,000 meals at annual summer BBQ in Oppenheimer Park

07.26.2012
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June

UGM’s President Emeritus awarded The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for 29 years of service on the downtown eastside

06.29.2012
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UGM community members give back by running the Scotiabank 5K/Half-marathon this weekend

06.18.2012
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UGM hosts Summer Connect Event: 30 vital service providers remove barriers to housing, employment; bring hope and help

06.11.2012
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New Appointments at Union Gospel Mission

06.06.2012
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Big thank you to Polygon for $130,000 donation

06.02.2012
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May

Union Gospel Mission women’s day shelter is official—successful pilot project becomes official program

05.28.2012
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Emily Carr University, Rennie Collection and Union Gospel Mission unveil art created for the Downtown Eastside

05.01.2012
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April

Summer Camp: Poverty Prevention Starts Early at Union Gospel Mission

04.16.2012
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Tag team: New Westminster resident and pup unique volunteers at UGM, find purpose

04.12.2012
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New wave of charity volunteers

04.02.2012
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March

UGM’s dining room installations revealed as it prepares to serve over 3,000 meals this Easter

03.27.2012
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Emily Carr University, UGM + Rennie Collection collaborate to bring art, education and healing to the Downtown Eastside

03.12.2012
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February

Mission Community Foundation improves capacity at Mission’s Union Gospel Mission

02.28.2012
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Opus Art Supplies donates over $8,000 to Union Gospel Mission

02.21.2012
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UGM Women’s and Family Center opens first shelter today

02.06.2012
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January

Union Gospel Mission braces for influx of shelter-seekers as temperatures drop – warm donations needed

01.13.2012
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In tough economic times, let’s embody hope

01.09.2012
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2011


December

Table for 2000: Block party Christmas + dining hosted by UGM and Glowbal Collection

12.15.2011
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The Glowbal Collection + Union Gospel Mission Set to Host Second Annual 'Table for 2000' Christmas Meal

12.15.2011
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The Grey Cup to visit Union Gospel Mission in New Westminster

12.12.2011
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Union Gospel Mission prepares to serve over 3,500 Christmas meals

12.05.2011
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November

Help-Portrait Vancouver: Over 40 photographers and 12 makeup artists & stylists will be giving a boost—and a portrait

11.24.2011
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Uncovering Vision: UGM’s Culture Crawl event features photography and art by men and women on the Downtown Eastside

11.17.2011
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October

Union Gospel Mission discusses impact if Canada Post mail strike hits Vancouver

10.30.2011
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September

UGM kicks off Homelessness Action Week with all-day Thanksgiving Dinner served to 1000s on the Downtown Eastside

09.29.2011
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GOT GINCH? 2 guys + 1 RV + 35,000 pairs of ginch = incredible support for 10 homeless shelters across Canada

09.22.2011
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August

Grand Opening: Quest Food Exchange now redistributing food, offering dignity at new Union Gospel Mission location

08.18.2011
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July

BBQ in Oppenheimer Park to serve over 5,000 meals—UGM and Glowbal Restaurant Group partner to celebrate summer on the DTES

07.12.2011
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June

Unique Father’s Day Story: Union Gospel Mission helps homeless father and son move from addiction to recovery and stability

06.16.2011
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Union Gospel Mission discusses impact if Canada Post mail strike hits Vancouver

06.09.2011
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Formerly homeless and addicted to drugs UGM graduate to run Scotiabank half-marathon; raising money to help others

06.06.2011
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May

New Appointments at Union Gospel Mission

05.16.2011
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Human worth project sheds light on sex trafficking in Vancouver

05.11.2011
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April

First holiday meal at new UGM facility is expected to be the biggest yet as UGM prepares to serve 4,000 Easter meals

04.22.2011
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New Downtown Eastside building offering shelter, housing, meals, recovery, and education officially opens

04.13.2011
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2010


December

BC Turkey and Egg farmers donate $50,000 of products to help the health of those in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

12.17.2010
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UGM to host 70th Annual Christmas Dinner for over 3,000 homeless and struggling people

12.10.2010
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UGM's 70th Annual Christmas Dinner

12.10.2010
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Help Portrait Event! How much is a picture worth?

12.04.2010
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November

Ethical Bean donates 2,460 lbs of Coffee to Union Gospel Mission; Donation valued at $22,000

11.22.2010
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Heart Therapy: A Downtown Eastside Art Show Features Unlikely Artists

11.22.2010
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Union Gospel Mission braces for cold weather; offers special emergency kits

11.19.2010
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September

Taking it to the Street: Union Gospel Mission offers an innovative program to help the homeless across Metro Vancouver

09.15.2010
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July

Oppenheimer Park to be filled with laughter, fun and 5,000 BBQ meals

07.07.2010
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May

Mother’s Day Miracle: A mother’s love endures homelessness as she celebrates Mother’s Day with her daughter

05.05.2010
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March

From Concrete Streets to Wooded Wonderland: Summer Camp Transforms the Life of Downtown Eastside Youth

03.15.2010
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January

Former addict turned poet releases book, donates all proceeds to charities that have changed his life.

01.14.2010
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2009


December

Donations Down at Union Gospel Mission: Shoppers aren’t the only ones waiting until the last minute; donors are too.

12.18.2009
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UGM hosts its 69th Annual Christmas Dinner for over 3,000 homeless and struggling people on the Downtown Eastside

12.07.2009
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The recession may be over, but the need continues

12.02.2009
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November

A Response to the Assistance to Shelter Act By Bill Mollard, Union Gospel Mission President

11.19.2009
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Local Chrysler Dealership Driven to Support Union Gospel Mission: Maple Ridge Chrysler Raises $18,000 in month-long campaign

11.15.2009
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Heart Therapy: A Downtown East Side Art Show Features Unlikely Artists

11.10.2009
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October

Dreams Take Flight

10.19.2009
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Union Gospel Mission to Serve 4,000 Thanksgiving Dinners; Increased Demand for Services will be met by New Building in 2011

10.09.2009
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