Category Archive for: Our Friends

Thanksgiving 2021

by NightShift

NightShift’s Third Annual Thanksgiving Dinner was shared with friends in two cities this year – Langley and Surrey. Along with a hot turkey dinner, and friendship, a shared sense of gratitude were on the menu. In Langley, 80 hot meals were served, and in Surrey, 110 meals were served to people struggling with some of…

Easter Dinner at NightShift 2021

by NightShift

Holiday celebration dinners are an important part of community life at NightShift Street Ministries. When we celebrate together, it's about more than upholding traditions. It's about gathering together, to share hope, joy, and the value of humanity. And there no better holiday to celebrate that than Easter! During our special 2021 Easter Dinner, NightShift volunteers…

Restoring what was lost, and finding hope

by NightShift

Owen has been coming to NightShift's nightly outreach for over 15 years. The hot meal and the community he finds here nourish his hunger and his need for connection. NightShift's hot meal outreach provides Owen with a sense of comfort and stability, especially during a difficult pandemic year. "I suffer from asthma, and with this…

A Christmas Dinner 2020

by NightShift

NightShift's Christmas Dinner 2020 was definitely one to remember! This year, for the first time, we were delighted to extend our hot turkey dinner service to include Langley as well as Surrey. Because of the generosity of our sponsors from the local business and faith communities, NightShift shared a holiday meal, gifts and goodies with…

Stories of Advent – David

by NightShift

A thoughtful and quiet man, when David speaks, the words are powerful and from the heart. After 15 years lost in addiction, and struggling with homelessness, David will spend this Christmas clean, sober, and excited about his future. David embraced freedom from addiction and reclaimed his life through a very special recovery program that operates…

Stories of Advent – Wanda

by NightShift

As we draw near to Christmas 2020, we can’t help but think about all the precious relationships built at NightShift Street Ministries over the years, with the community we serve. Some people we meet only once or twice. And some, we get to know over the years, as they become long-lasting friends. Friends like Wanda.…

Sharing hope and a hot Easter Dinner during the COVID-19 crisis

by NightShift

Holiday celebration dinners have become an important part of what we do throughout the year in the NightShift neighbourhood. Hot meals shared with friends and family take on special meaning for all of us during the holidays. During our special 2020 Easter Dinner, we served ham dinner and all the fixings, chocolate treats and a…

A Christmas Dinner trimmed with Hope

by NightShift

A hot turkey dinner with all the fixings was served to more than 160 friends in the neighbourhood at NightShift Street Ministries on Sunday, Dec. 15.  With live Christmas music, gifts, treats and Christmas trees, NightShift's Education Room overflowed with the peace, joy and love of the Christmas season. But the best trimming for NightShift's…

Feeding us keeps us healthy, but it’s more than that

by NightShift

Surviving the day – and night – can be an overwhelming challenge for men and women who are on the streets or at risk of becoming homeless. Many people who are homeless are also battling the effects of past trauma, addiction and mental illness, which can lead to isolation and exclusion. At NightShift, we know…