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Calling to Connect – Not Forgotten

This year we will be celebrating the achievements of our kids and youth. In solidarity guests will also stand alongside those too often forgotten by society, and together we’ll have the opportunity to support, encourage, and show value to those who feel forgotten. We invite you to come with listening ears, words of encouragement, and generous hearts! When: Friday, October 20, 2017 Doors open: 5:30PM Dinner: 6:15PM Event Location: Centro Caboto Centre, 1055 Wilkes Ave., Winnipeg, MB Special Guest: Jaylene Johnson Tickets: $65 Please join us for an evening together to celebrate the lives and stories of those too often forgotten. Our event sells out, reserve your tickets or table today! CONTACT US AT 204.582.8779 OR EMAIL...

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Urban Edge: Summer Edition

Read here: Urban Edge Summer 2017 Articles: Where Are We Headed by Kent Dueck 5 Lies and New Eyes by Andrew Reimer The Kingdom: a Collection of Short Stories by Christina Kroeker Ma’Wa’Chi’Hi’To’Tan by Kristin...

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Urban Edge: Spring 2017

Myths We Believe:  “A myth is a complicated and powerful thing. Often it is a belief in something that defies logic…” What myths do we believe about others?  We’ve changed our newsletter name! We decided to generate a name that was a little more reflective of what we want to accomplish in our writing. Our goal is to invite our readers to walk a little closer to the edge in terms of wrestling with issues and themes that create tension. Our staff live in this tension every day; and, about 7 years ago we came to the conclusion that our readers were smart and willing to be pushed to consider root causes of poverty and to get a little mud of their hands while they do so.  We want to move you from where you are, to where God wants you to be – one step closer to the edge. The edge really is a place where you have the best view of things to join us on the journey into the hearts and homes of the youth we love. Join us on THE EDGE! Urban Edge Spring 2017 Read current and past newsletters: click...

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2016 Annual Report

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Urban Edge: Winter 2016

We’ve changed our newsletter name! We decided to generate a name that was a little more reflective of what we want to accomplish in our writing. Our goal is to invite our readers to walk a little closer to the edge in terms of wrestling with issues and themes that create tension. Our staff live in this tension every day; and, about 7 years ago we came to the conclusion that our readers were smart and willing to be pushed to consider root causes of poverty and to get a little mud of their hands while they do so.  We want to move you from where you are, to where God wants you to be – one step closer to the edge. The edge really is a place where you have the best view of things to join us on the journey into the hearts and homes of the youth we love. Join us on THE EDGE! Click here to read: Urban Edge Winter 2016 Read current and past newsletters: click...

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Calling to Connect Gala: A Shared Story

For the benefit of our inner city youth, the Calling to Connect Gala will journey you through 30 years of ministry. We invite you to experience a glimpse of our journey through shared stories  told through artwork, music, and spoken-word. Location: The Centro Caboto Centre, 1055 Wilkes Avenue, Winnipeg, MB Date: Friday, October 21, 2016 Doors/Galleria Open: 5:30PM Dinner: 6:15PM Tickets: $65 Everyone has a story. Each story has a message. At Inner City Youth Alive we are celebrating 30 years of ministry and the stories encountered along the way.   Every child, youth, staff member, volunteer, neighbour, and supporter have their own individual story.   Stories can be beautiful expressions of love, tangible moments of hope, genuine sorrow from loss, or times of hardy laughter. Stories have power. This power comes from the interpretation of the listener.  Stories hold power in our lives when we’re willing to listen, interpret, and apply the message. We believe that God speaks to us through our own experiences and the shared experiences of others. On October 21st we want to share with you the amazing work God has done, and continues to do, at ICYA.  Please join us for an evening of stories shared through music, artwork, photography, and spoken-word. Entertainment: ·        Cheryl Bear (Narrator/Storyteller) From Nadleh Whut’en First Nation located in Northern British Columbia. She is an international convention speaker, evangelist and award winning recording artist. Her music is powerful, telling the stories of her people, while celebrating the beauty of being an Indigenous woman. Cheryl’s Website   ·        Don Amero (Singer/Songwriter) A powerful musician, Juno nominee, and engaging storyteller. Raised in Winnipeg’s north end, Don faced his share of adversity growing up. Yet, despite the poverty, gangs, drugs, and violence that surrounded him, his life was tempered by love, support, and faith in a higher power. His tireless work ethic, talent, ambition, and determination have also made him an inspiration to Aboriginal youth. Don’s Website   ·        Fresh I.E. (Hip-Hop Artist/Preacher) Robert Wilson (Fresh I.E.) was born into a life of struggle and dysfunction. At an early age he turned to music...

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