Anglican Bishop Logan McMenamie giving blessing, accompanied by Cowichan Elder Bob Nye.
Forrest House is indeed full of blessings. On Saturday, December 6th, 2014, Bishop Logan McMenamie of the Anglican Diocese of BC gave a blessing for Forrest House, accompanied by Cowichan Elder Bob Nye who also gave his words of wisdom & blessing.
Friends & staff of Threshold Housing Society participated in the blessing, singing out loud in response after Bishop Logan spoke words of peace, warmth and strength filled with positive energy. The small crowd followed the Bishop, circling the house, visiting each room, spreading peace & joy.
Bema Productions will be donating all proceeds currently from the live play “17 Stories” that opens at St. Matthias Church Hall this Sunday, January 11, at 2:00pm.
Bema Productions, in cooperation with St. Matthias, is pleased to announce a special performance of “17 Stories” by award-winning Canadian playwright, Caroline Russell-King. This 85-minute contemporary drama is based on a series of interviews addressing and exploring personal loss as the lead character falls 17 stories from the roof of a high rise. Despite the adult subject matter, the script incorporates many moments of humour. Tickets ($10) are available from the office (250-598-2833), or at the door, with proceeds to the Threshold Housing Society.
See further details on the backgrounder following the poster.
On October 8, Carole James, MLA for Victoria-Beacon Hill, introduced the staff of both HeroWork and Threshold to the Legislative Assembly. She went on to mention the importance of the work done by both agencies, especially the community effort of HeroWork to achieve such a complicated goal as the renovation of Forrest House in such a short time. Her comments are below:
DEBATES OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014 (Afternoon Sitting) (Draft Transcript Only)
The day we have been eagerly waiting for has finally arrived! Forrest House Big Reveal — HeroWork’s Community Radical Reno Project for Threshold Housing Society has concluded successfully on Sunday, October 5th.
The newly renovated Forrest House is not only exquisitely beautiful inside & out, it’s also practical, safe & sustainable for the next 20 years. Plumbing & electrical have been re-done, so everything is up to code. Interior designers lay out three 2-bedroom suites & one office suite, each with a different touch, yet all warm & welcoming. Threshold’s SHY program finally has a home, and the three suites would be the most beautiful units we have in the program for youth to live in.
Every little detail has be thought of — the kitchens come fully loaded with cookware & utensils; the bedroom windows have thick curtains; each living room has a TV; arts around the house are customized; there is a garden space with premium soil ready for planting; garage roof is re-done; laundry room has a huge sink for hand-washings…
No amount of words are enough to express our gratitude & amazement at what this project has accomplished. We are sincerely grateful & thankful for all the time, energy & all contributions the sponsors, contractors & volunteers have put into this project for the youth.
Join us, bring your family — All are welcome at the Big Reveal on Sunday, October 5th @ 3pm, at 1508 Davie Street (corner of Oak Bay Ave & Davie Street).
The Herowork’s Extreme Reno Project for Threshold Housing Society is in it’s last stage. Only one more weekend to complete the job, and the Big Reveal is this Sunday. Photograph by Adrian Lam, Times Colonist
This is what Times Colonist’s Sarah Petrescu has to report —
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