2015 Pan-Am Games

ARISE Ministry has been engaged in a variety of meetings with different people planning for the 2015 Pan-Am Games.  We have been thinking about the impact the 2015 Pan-Am Games may have on those who are most vulnerable in our community.  What impact will the Games have on those who are street-involved, in particularly those involved in the sex-trade.  We often hear how sex trafficking and large sporting events.  The Pan-Am Games in the 2nd Largest Sporting Event, it is 2nd only to the Summer Olympics and is DOUBLE the size of the Winter Olympics!

This week I met with More Than Gold 2015, an organization that works with the 2015 Pan-Am Games planning committee and has opportunities for churches and the Christian community to engage with the 2015 Pan-Am Games through a variety of volunteer opportunities.  If you’re interested in getting involved, please check out their website for volunteer opportunities.



Lost Pilgrims Concert at Trinity York Mills – Feb 21, 2015

Lost Pilgrims (http://www.lostpilgrims.ca/) play eclectic mix of bluegrass, country, folk and rock music. Band members include Hugh Donnelly, Scott Cooper, David Linderman, and Stephen Kendall.

A portion of the funds raised will go to support ARISE Ministry.

The Concert is SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2015 at 7:30pm at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2737 Bayview Avenue (http://www.trinityyorkmills.com/)