We didn’t know if it was going to happen. The whispers were heard across central Winnipeg, from Sherbrook Street to Selkirk Avenue. “Will the Queens return? Will they deign to descend and deliver to us delicious bannock tacos?”
The Queens heard the call of the people and so they agreed: Friday, April 20 would be the appointed day that the Drag Queens of Like That would bring the people tacos, all to raise funds for the upcoming Second Annual Two-Spirit Pow Wow on June 2.
Thank you to all our friends and supporters who ordered tacos to be delivered homes and businesses, churches and barbershops, rec centres and workshops and the Legislative Building, too!
Thank you to all the volunteers who hustled to get 500 pieces of bannock out on the roads and into people’s mouths!
If you missed out on the sale but still want to support the Two-Spirit Pow Wow, you can donate to the event any time at this link: http://bit.ly/2nd2SPowWow.
Sunshine House’s own Prairie Sky gets her “Oscar moment” on the latest episode of the CBC series Canada’s a Drag, a weekly drag series that’s celebrating drag culture from coast to coast to coast. You can watch the 5-minute piece at the CBC Arts website or right here, below!
Sunshine House is thrilled to announce that our Street Feet foot health program is back in action, and is now FULLY FUNDED thanks to a major grant from the Green Shield Canada (GSC) Community Giving Program! This important front line community health initiative will continue thanks to the generosity of Green Shield Canada, and will allow our amazing nursing team, Kirsten and Edith, to be supported in their selfless work to improve the health of street involved and homeless individuals in our community.
This new funding has also allowed Street Feet to double its capacity, and will now be offered on a weekly basis (up from twice per month)! Beginning August 2nd, Street Feet will be open every Wednesday from 3:00-5:30pm.
Sunshine House is hiring a Feasibility Assessment Coordinator to conduct research and engage community groups on the potential development of a Managed Alcohol Program (MAP) on two sites in Manitoba (Winnipeg & Thompson). This is a part-time term position which will include travel to Thompson, Manitoba.
The application deadline is Wednesday, July 19th at 11:59 PM CDT. Interviews are likely to be held on Friday, July 21st, with the successful candidate beginning as soon as Monday, July 24th.
We’ve nominated longtime volunteer, Kirsten Bourque, RN. For a 2017 L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth Award for her tireless dedication to ourStreet Feet Program!
Individuals who are homeless have a higher incidence of chronic diseases, notably walking and mobility as chronic health issues, and can experience multiple challenges in managing diabetes (which may result in foot/leg complications such as infection or amputation). Wait times for foot care provided by clinics can range between 6-24 months.
At Street Feet, since 2014, Kirsten provides foot care free-of-charge to street-involved individuals and people who live in the Sunshine House neighbourhood. Good luck and fingers crossed!