News & Events

Calgary Marathon Group Charity Challenge

Posted on: May 6th, 2010

Sonshine is excited to be participating in The Calgary Marathon’s Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge. As on official charity of The Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge, Sonshine is recruiting individuals and families to join our Executive Director Joy Johnson-Green in running and raising funds for Sonshine.  The race is scheduled for May // Read More

Sweet Hope is coming soon

Posted on: March 31st, 2010

It’s coming once again. Sonshine’s newest fundraising event Sweet Hope. Join us Friday, June 18th for an evening filled with sweet culinary delights and a hillarious live performance of Hockey Dad by Burnt Thicket Theatre. Thank you to our print sponsor Minuteman Press South Calgary and our graphic design sponsor Karla Smit Graphic Design. Event // Read More

Calgary Women’s Show Supports Sonshine!

Posted on: February 5th, 2010

Sonshine is excited to have been chosen at The Calgary Women’s Show spring 2010 “Charity of Choice.” As the charity of choice, Sonshine will be the recipient of fundraising and awareness activities, including free exhibit space and promotion at the event. We look forward to our participation, and hope that // Read More

Art Exhibit to Benefit Sonshine

Posted on: January 18th, 2010

Sonshine is thrilled to be the beneficiary of proceeds from an upcoming art exhibition. The Emmaus Fine Art Group is presenting a solo exhibition entitled “Love is Eternal” by Brittiny Simi. The show will be hosted at The House Coffee Sanctuary, 126 10th Street NW. The official opening of the // Read More

Domestic Violence’s Deadly Toll in 2009

Posted on: January 7th, 2010

“Gang warfare on Calgary streets may have abated in 2009, but domestic violence continues to exact a deadly toll behind the city’s closed doors,” wrote Calgary Herald reporter Jason Van Rassel. The overall homicide rate droped in 2009 as police fight gangs, but sadly, of the 24 lives that were // Read More

New Funding Helps Sonshine Finish Year Strong

Posted on: December 29th, 2009

Sonshine is pleased to receive the generous support of the Catherine Butler Fund at The Calgary Foundation and the Trilogy Fund at The Calgary Foundation. The respective $10,000 and $15,000 grants come as a enormous blessing to Sonshine this year end, as the economic climate saw donations decrease for many charities // Read More

ConocoPhillips Employees Deliver Truckloads of Christmas Cheer

Posted on: December 9th, 2009

Two moving trucks filled Christmas hampers made their way to the Sonshine Centre this past week, as employees from ConocoPhillips stopped in to deliver Christmas cheer to women and children impacted by domestic violence. All 24 families residing at the Sonshine Centre were “adopted” by groups of ConocoPhillips employees, who // Read More

Hope Gala Success

Posted on: November 19th, 2009

Sonshine’s annual Hope Gala delighted its over 200 attendees this past Thursday, November 12th.The event which included a silent and live auction, live jazz music, entertainment by Toe Tappin’ Swing Dance Team, and of course a fabulous meal raised over $73,000 to provide safe housing and supportive services to women // Read More

Sonshine’s Childrens’ “Dreams Take Flight”

Posted on: November 9th, 2009

Sonshine staff and residents were filled with great excitement this past month, as five of the children at the Sonshine Centre were able to participate in the Dreams Take Flight trip to Disney Land. They joined 133 other children for an all expense paid one-day trip to the happiest place // Read More

Harry & Martha Cohen Foundation Support Children’s Programming at Sonshine

Posted on: October 19th, 2009

Sonshine is pleased to accept a grant from the Harry and Martha Cohen Foundation for children’s programming at the Sonshine Centre. The grant will be used to purchase program materials for the children’s program. Sonshine extends a warm thank you to the Harry and Martha Cohen Foundation for their support. // Read More