Posts by Amira Loosemore

When Life Gives You Lemons

The Young Entrepreneur (YE) Learning Labs’ lemonade is the perfect way to quench your thirst and support SOURCES this summer. On July 14th, 2017, YE Learning Labs hosted their Lemonade Stand Challenge in front of South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre. In small teams, the kids entered a fun and friendly competition to see which group could demonstrate the finest entrepreneurship skills. On top of excellent customer service, all proceeds went towards SOURCES’ programming. And guess what? They raised over 300 DOLLARS. Bravo, Young Entrepreneurs!

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The Great Canadian Giving Challenge Ends, but the Giving Continues

On July 1, 2017, people across the country celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday. This day also marked the end of the Great Canadian Giving Challenge, and with that, the announcing of the Challenge’s winner. The nationwide contest gave registered Canadian charities the chance to win a $10,000 donation – one of those charities being SOURCES, and more specifically, our Volunteer Wheels Program. Read More…

Canada D’Eh at Sources Life Skills

Sources Life Skills Resource Centre staff and clients gathered on June 29, 2017 to commemorate Canada’s 150th Birthday with their very first Canada Day Dance and Celebration. Having a reputation for hosting fun, engaging and meaningful get-togethers, this was a party not to be missed.
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When Giving Back isn’t a Challenge: help Volunteer Wheels win $10,000

For most of us, getting to and from medical appointments is not an issue: we drive ourselves, arrange for a friend or family member to take us, take public transit, hire a taxi or walk. However, these options are often not that simple for seniors. To address this, Sources Community Resources Society (SOURCES) launched its Volunteer Wheels Program in 2009. Carried out by volunteers, White Rock/South Surrey seniors have an affordable, accessible and reliable means to get to their healthcare appointments – anywhere in the Lower Mainland.

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Sources Concierge: Not All Angels Have Wings

Imagine this: waking up one day, and being unable to carry out everyday tasks such as cleaning your home, taking out the garbage, and even preparing your own meals. Now imagine this: this is the reality for more than half of Canada’s senior population due to a higher prevalence of long-term conditions and/or health problems (source). Or maybe you don’t even have to imagine this – this is just something you encounter (regardless of age and/or health) due to loaded schedules, deadlines that need to be met, or just the circumstances life hands your way.

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