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NightShift 2010

by NightShift

NightShift loved being in our first building space on City Parkway. It was a great location and our street friends knew where we were. But after a few years, we had to start looking for a new home. Our rented space was crumbling. There was mold, and the leaking roof meant we had to place…

NightShift 2009

by NightShift

As a registered charitable organization, NightShift’s donor support is vitally important to our outreach, care and programs for people in need. As our little ministry grew, NightShift took the leap into special fundraising events, inviting people to gather and financially support having a positive impact on the community. NightShift’s annual Gala of Light (now called…

NightShift 2008

by NightShift

In 2008, NightShift’s first social enterprise was born. The idea sprouted from the plethora of clothing donations we were receiving for distribution at nightly outreach. With many of these items not meeting the immediate needs of our street friends, MaryAnne Connor had the innovative idea of launching a thrift store open to the public, both…

NightShift 2006

by NightShift

In 2006, NightShift moved into its first official office and outreach space at 10753 City Parkway. The building needed some sprucing up, and among the many helping hands was our dear friend from the street, Denis, who rolled up his sleeves and helped paint the exterior. NightShift had previously been serving from Bentley Field, but…

NightShift 2005

by NightShift

The snowstorm of January 2004 eventually passed, but the needs of people struggling on the street remained – for connection, hope and nutrition. The growing group of volunteers stayed steadfast in providing overnight shelter, safety, a hot meal and prayer for weary souls. The name “NightShift” soon emerged for the ministry – coined to reflect…

NightShift 2004

by NightShift

In January 2004, during a raging snowstorm in Metro Vancouver, MaryAnne Connor tossed and turned in bed at night, unable to fall asleep. She had one question plaguing her mind: “Where are they sleeping tonight?” She couldn’t shake the call God had put on her heart – to care for the vulnerable men and women…

Christmas Dinner 2023

by NightShift

Christmas is a wonderful time to celebrate in community, and that's exactly what we do at NightShift Street Ministries! Last weekend, NightShift hosted our biggest ever sit-down Christmas Dinner in Surrey, when we welcomed about 195 people to gather around a hot turkey dinner, receive gifts, hear live Christmas music and experience the joy of…

A Plate Full of Gratitude

by NightShift

NightShift's 5th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner was such a special time! Between Surrey and Langley, NightShift served 250 friends in need in our communities. On the menu was a hot turkey dinner complete with stuffing, mashed potatoes, mixed veggies, cranberry sauce and gravy – all the fixings for the perfect Thanksgiving feast! We had pumpkin pie…