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Media Release: VCC serves DTES community

Posted on January 16, 2017

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Monday, January 16 2017 

VCC serves DTES community with Christmas in January

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The holiday season may be over, but on Saturday, Jan. 21, Vancouver Community College (VCC) and The Salvation Army will be giving a gift to their neighbours in the Downtown Eastside – a Christmas lunch with all the fixings.

Over 70 volunteers from VCC and the community will prepare and serve over 60 turkeys, hundreds of pounds of vegetables, along with gallons of coffee. Over 1000 people from the community will able to enjoy a warm, nutritious post-holiday meal at the 19th annual Christmas in January event.

The media is invited to attend:
Date: Saturday, January 21
Time: 11a.m. – 1p.m.
Location: The Salvation Army Harbour Light, 119 East Cordova Street  Vancouver, BC

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VCC has been inspiring students to reach their career and educational goals for over 50 years. We offer post-secondary training in over 120 programs including bachelor’s degrees, diplomas, certificates and apprenticeships. With three campuses located on Broadway, Downtown and on Annacis Island, students can choose from hands-on instruction in culinary arts, business, design, health sciences, hospitality, transportation trades and music.

The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light is one of the largest Salvation Army operations in British Columbia and has been serving Vancouver's Downtown Eastside community since 1953. The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light continuum of care model supports individuals in achieving their goals, creating a foundation for recovery, and securing housing.


For interview opportunities, media can contact:

Danielle Libonati
Marketing Communications Officer
Vancouver Community College
T: 604.871.7000, ext. 7531

Marianne Hicks
Manager of Community Resources
The Salvation Army Harbour Light
T: 604.646.6813