NightShift News Stories 2010-2019

in 2018

7 Dec ~ Surrey councillor says more extreme weather shelter beds to open in the city by Lauren Collins in Surrey Now-Leader

3 Nov ~ Optometrist, NightShift offers free vision clinics in north Surrey by Lauren Collins in Surrey Now-Leader

30 Oct ~ More extreme weather beds for homeless wanted in North Surrey, Newton by Amy Reid in Surrey Now-Leader

11 Jul ~ The Last Word interview with MaryAnne Connor by Marisa Baratta in NextHome

18 Jun ~ Helping BC’s helpers cope by Tom Zytaruk in Surrey Now-Leader

17 Apr ~ More Than Soup Challenge by Keri Vermeulen

4 Apr ~ First-ever youth homeless count kicks off in Metro Vancouver today by Amy Reid in Surrey Now-Leader

2 Feb ~ Feeding hungry hearts  by Keri Vermeulen in The Light Magazine

2 Feb ~ Surrey thrift store that helps homeless is closing by Amy Reid in Surrey Now-Leader:

1 Feb ~ While sometimes overwhelmed, outreach worker has hope for Whalley strip by Marcus Fitzgerald & Dean Recksiedler for News 1130

in 2017

25 Dec ~ Langley Realtors deliver 165 bags of warm clothing, blankets in Langley Times

24 Dec ~ High tea and Christmas cheer served up for Surrey homeless by Bridgette Watson, CBC

21 Dec ~ ‘Anything But Brave’: Stepping back from the brink by Kurt Langmann in Aldergrove Star

20 Dec ~ Surrey realtors collect 524 bags of clothing for those in need by Amy Reid in Peace Arch News

8 Dec ~ Student YPI project by Mekyla:

5 Dec ~ The Secret to Living is Giving by Spencer DeBoice:

11 Nov ~ Let your heart lead the way to legacy in Vancouver Sun’s Leave a Legacy

9 Nov ~ Surrey realtors want you to “clean out your closets” for homeless by Amy Reid in Surrey Now-Leader

9 Sep ~ Getting free from addiction starts with connection by Keri Vermeulen in The Light Magazine (PDF)

8 Sep ~ The thin line between support and enforcement on the Surrey Strip by Joseph Keller in The Runner

28 Jun ~ Model and talent showcase planned in Peace Arch News

21 Jun ~ Surrey students build “Belonging” benches for local organizations by Tom Zilich in Surrey Now-Leader

16 Feb ~ Still no arrests 4 years after brutal killing of Janice Shore by Jesse Johnston for CBC News

11 Jan ~ Opioid Crisis – interview on Context with Lorna Dueck (approx 50 minutes into the show -11:16)

in 2016

23 Dec ~ Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing helps out at NightShift in REMonline

22 Dec ~ Building a wall in the wake of the overdose epidemic by Julia Foy for Global TV

22 Dec ~ Kash Heed spoke with MaryAnne about Surrey’s first women’s-only shelter interview on 107.7 Pulse FM

photo courtesy Kash Heed Show (via Twitter)

12 Dec ~ Reaching out to people on the streets interview with Moira Brown on 100 Huntley Street

photo courtesy 100 Huntley Street

9 Dec ~ Women-only extreme weather shelter opens in Surrey by Amy Reid in Surrey Now

9 Dec ~ Everybody poops: Lack of public toilets is a social justice issue by Deborah Gibson in Peace Arch News

29 Nov ~ “I can’t do this again” by Kevin Diakew in Peace Arch News

26 Nov ~ Surrey outreach group calls for help in drug overdose crisis by CTV News

NightShift training centre – training volunteers – photo courtesy CTV News

9 Nov ~ Guildford Town Centre celebrates 50th anniversary… by Rattan Mall in Voice Online

8 Nov ~ Record-setting carrot cake by Tom Zillich in Surrey Now

Guildford Town Centre world record carrot cake – photo by Jen Borja

26 May ~ Enforcement pressure prompts homeless to flee strip in Whalley by Times Colonist

March ~ Women in Leadership by Keri Vermeulen at The Light Magazine

15 Mar ~ Surrey Board of Trade honours top businesswomen by Peace Arch News

9 Mar ~ 2016 Surrey Women in Business Winners Announced by Surrey Board of Trade

7 Mar ~ Fundraiser brings in money to help vulnerable women on streets of Surrey by Tanya Fletcher at News1130

3 Mar ~ INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Inspiring women share stories of ‘beauty beyond the pain’… by Amy Reid in The Now

Carrie Tailleur in Surrey Now – photo Amy Reid

26 Feb ~ NO FIXED ADDRESS: Working the NightShift in Surrey by Boaz Joseph in Surrey Leader

NightShift crew – photo courtesy Boaz Joseph / The Leader

26 Feb ~ NO FIXED ADDRESS: A Leader Special Report by Kevin Diakiw in Surrey Leader

3 Jan ~ Surrey outreach group looks for help after van stolen and trashed News 1130

3 Jan ~ Surrey charity’s van stolen by Michele Brunoro at CTV

2 Jan ~ Trashed Surrey NightShift van leaves outreach organization limping CBC website

2 Jan ~ Surrey outreach group has van stolen, damaged on New Year’s Day by Roshini Nair at CKNW


in 2015

18 Dec ~ Surrey604’s Daman Beatty visited the Care Bus for our annual “Bringing Christmas to the Street“:

20 Nov ~ Regent Christian Academy shows us how to make Christmas stockings

20 Aug ~ NightShift serves up soul food in Surrey by Amy Reid in The Now

12 Aug ~ Unique Surrey thrift boutique on the move by Amy Reid in The Now

Apr ~ Unmasking the Truth by Trish Fairbrother of The Light Magazine

in 2014

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Dec 19 ~ Semiahmoo peewees support NightShift by Rick Kupchuck in Peace Arch News

Dec 15 ~ Care Bus back on the road on Global BC News

Dec 13 ~ Valuable medical supplies stolen from Care Bus on Global BC News

Nov 29 ~ Generation Poor, 16×9 current affairs program with Carolyn Jarvis of Global TV

Nov ~ Commitment to end poverty 25 years on Global News

Nov ~ Sharing the Warmth video as part of the 20th annual REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive

Jun ~ At this year’s Walk the Walk fundraiser / Scotiabank Vancouver Charity Challenge
Click to see Tina’s interview by Julia Foy of Global News BC

Jun ~ Street Talk (podcast) with Tom Cooper (City in Focus) who invited
MaryAnne Connor (NightShift) and Father Matthew Johnson (Street Outreach Initiative) to talk over breakfast.

Apr ~ The JOY of serving the local community by Leah Bolton of JoyTV

Apr ~ Connection Point at Gracepoint by Gregg Baker

Feb 20 ~ Finalists announced for Surrey Women in Business Awards in Surrey Leader

Jan 2 ~ Modern Miracle Surrey Charity on Global News TV

in 2013

Dec ~ The 30 Women Being Honoured #30yrs30women – by Atira

Dec 24 ~ NightShift Street Ministries has been hard at work all year long by Julia Foy on Global News TV

Nov 26 ~ NightShift marks 10 years on Surrey streets by Lloyd Mackey in CityWatch

Nov ~ Warm clothing and blanket drive in Surrey Now

Nov ~ What will you be remembered for? by Lauri Thompson in Leave a Legacy Bridging Generations

Jun 19 ~ White Rock teen vies for provincial post by Sarah Massah in Peace Arch News

May 6 ~ Riches in Glory – interview with Rev. Audrey, Eternally Yours (Season 8, 836)

May 6 ~ For Power in Prayer, Abide in Christ – interview with Rev. Audrey, Eternally Yours (Season 8, 837)

May ~ FraserWay sponsored the megaputt at Redwoods

May 23 ~ Charity Spotlight by Vesta Properties blog

Mar ~ Finding Happiness series interview/video by Daphne Bramham in The Vancouver Sun

Mar ~ Sharing the Shift by Keri Langley in The Light Magazine

in 2012

Nov 21 ~ Relate Women interview with Helen Burns, Mac and Idellete

Jul 30 ~ Biker Church revs into Valemount in The Rocky Mountain Goat

Jul 23 ~ Riders rev up recovery by Charelle Evelyn in The Prince George Citizen

Jun ~ Time well spent working NightShift in Whalley by Kelley Scarsbrook in The Surrey Now

Mar ~ The night I got ‘shifted by Keri Langley in The Light Magazine

Jan 16 ~ A ‘shift’ in dealing with poverty by Kevin Diakiw in Surrey Leader

in 2011

Dec ~ Bikers rev up for baptisms at church, on a roll in Surrey by Matt Law in the Surrey Now

Dec ~ Recipients of Surrey Board of Trade 2011 Business Excellence Awards, in Surrey Leader

Nov 17 ~ Blanket Drive has working poor, homeless covered in The Tri City News

Nov ~ Recipient of Realtors Care Blanket Drive Warmth in Donating in Surrey Leader

Nov ~ Gala of Light illuminates vision for “Care Village” by Tom Zillich in Surrey Now

Nov ~ Surrey Board of Trade honours best in business in Surrey Leader

Oct ~ Surrey Business Excellence Awards in Surrey Now

Sep 12 ~ Mac: The woman behind the NightShift story by Idelette McVicker in

Jun ~ Dispelling ‘us’ and ‘them’ in The Light, p10

May/Jun ~ NightShift Golf Charity in the Business in Surrey, p14

Apr ~ City of Surrey Crime Reduction Stategy, 2007-2010 Achievements, p40

Apr ~ Diamond staff will deliver ‘baby’ by Linda Toyoda in The Province

in 2010

Dec ~ Hope’s winter coat, a young mother’s introduction to Canada’s warm hearts by Peter Simpson in The Vancouver Sun

Dec ~ The gift of warmth in Peace Arch News

Dec ~ NightShift Care Bus by Sylvia Taylor in The Leader’s View Downtown

Nov ~ Temporary emergency shelter ready for winter blast by Jennifer Lang in Cloverdale Reporter

Nov ~ Homeless shelters ready for long, cold winter by Jeff Nagel in BC Local News

Aug – Sisters goes high tech BC Christian News

Feb ~ Vancouver fleet converts shipping container to homeless shelter by Jim Bray in Truck News

Jan – Homeless find refuge in Surrey suburb by Jacob Zinn in Kwantlen Chronicle

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