News & Events

Calgary Civic Symphony Concert Supports Sonshine!

Posted on: October 7th, 2009

The Calgary Civic Symphony will be hosting “Beethoven 9” on Sunday November 8th. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Sonshine Centre! The concert will begin at 7:30 pm at First Alliance Church. The concert, conducted by Rolf Bertsch, will feature the First Alliance Church Choir, Cantare // Read More

Darrel Janz to MC 2009 Hope Gala

Posted on: August 12th, 2009

Darrel Janze, anchor for CTV, will be the MC of Sonshine’s 2009 Hope Gala. The event sponsored by ConocoPhillips, Crescent Point Energy, Integrity Wealth, Nexen, and Investor’s Group will feature live music by Absolom Trio and entertaintment by Toe Tappin’ Swing Performance team. Start your Christmas shopping at our fabulous // Read More

Kale Tire Fundraiser For Sonshine Wheels, Deels, and a Good Cause

Posted on: July 5th, 2009

Kale Tire Chinook Centre (SE Corner of Chinook Mall) Kale Tire Chinook Centre will be hosting a huge “Garage Sale” in their parking lot on June 17th and 18th from 11-4 with amazing discounts of 50% off tires, wheels, mechanical services, and more. The event will include a BBQ with donations // Read More

Sonshine featured in the Herald

Posted on: June 20th, 2009

Study calls for more long-term shelters A new report argues Alberta women should have better access to “second-stage” shelters, which offer longer-term safe accommodation than emergency shelters. The study, prepared for the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters and released Friday, recommends boosting access to the facilities, saying they allow women // Read More

Domestic Violence Stats Released by Calgary Police

Posted on: June 8th, 2009

Calgary Police Service just released its 2008 annual statistical report on person and property crime, which included some shocking statistics about the pervasiveness of domestic violence. These include: 13,496 domestic violence related calls, up 7.8% from 2007; 2585 total domestic violence related crimes against people (including, homicide, attempted homicide, robbery, // Read More

Dessert-theatre offers “Sweet Hope” to women fleeing domestic violence Dessert-theatre offers “Sweet Hope” to women fleeing domestic violence

Posted on: May 28th, 2009

Over 100 guests enticed their eyes and taste buds this past weekend at Sweet Hope, an innovative dessert-theatre fundraising event hosted by Sonshine Community Services.  Patisserie Du Soleil, the event’s presenting sponsor provided exquisite, plated desserts for each guest. Sunterra Market, Lazy Loaf and Kettle, Glamorgan Bakery, Cookie Occasion and // Read More

Women forced to chose between violence, poverty and homelessness

Posted on: May 20th, 2009

A recent News Release by the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS) claims new research completed between 2007and 2008 uncovered that a fear of poverty is a significant reason many women return to the same abusive relationships that brought them to a women’s shelter in the first place. Click here // Read More

2008 Gala Success

Posted on: November 18th, 2008

Event sponsors included Conoco Phillips, Centre Street Church, Investors Group, 360 Financial Serivces, and Pembina; and Global Television’s Cara Fullerton was the night’s MC. Calgary Alderman Joe Connelly and the Honourable Alana DeLong, MLA for Calgary Bow were among the guest. Both brought greeting on behalf of the City and // Read More

Alberta: “Domestic Violence Captial of the Canada”

Posted on: September 8th, 2008

In a two-part series, Herald columnist Valerie Fortney examines the issue of domestic violence in our city and province, along with the groundbreaking work being done to combat the problem. Alberta has earned the the dubious title of “Domestic Violence Capital of Canada,” and Calgary, thanks to recent high-profile domestic homicides that // Read More