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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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UPDATE! Calling to Connect Banquet, Record Turnout and Fundraising

Thanks to our corporate sponsors and donors ICYA’s “Calling to Connect Gala, Inner City Exposed” had a record turnout of 393 people and raised a record amount of $200,262+ for relationship-based programs at ICYA. The evening focused on breaking the barriers of discrimination, while exposing the harsh realities that inner city kids face daily. The evening was rich through the participation of actor, singer and activist Tom Jackson who spoke and performed, Global Winnipeg’s anchor Megan Batchelor as emcee, Winnipeg artist KC Adams Perception and Cyborg Hybrid series being exhibited, both highlighting stereotypes of Indigenous people, and fiddler Jason Lepine and guitarist Jeremy Rusu. Thanks to donors, sponsors and special guests for impacting and improving the lives of Inner City Kids, giving them the ability to reach their God-given potential. Banquet Sponsors The generous support of our sponsors helps us do wonderful work. Please view our sponsors below. Platinum Sponsors Vidir: vertical storage solutions Norstar MacDon Primrose Farm Westgate Enterprises Ltd. 6p marketing Novid Bartel Bulk Freight Inc. Steinbach Dodge Chrysler Jeep Penn-Co construction Canada FastCover Gold Sponsors Harris Printers Roadtrips Olympic Building Centre Nat-Flow Systems Silver Sponsors Hardscapes Naits Wallace + Wallace Steinbach Credit Union Lakeview Insurance Brokers Mennonite Foundation of Canada Decor Cabinet Company Friesen Seeds Ltd. Media Sponsor CHVN Sign Sponsor GTS Sign Design Audio / Visual Sponsor Max Pro Lighting Video Sponsor Wookey...

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Calling to Connect Banquet, Inner City Exposed: Friday, October 17, 2014

FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR INNER CITY YOUTH, the Calling to Connect Gala will take you on a journey of hope, showing in pictures, words and art how we are all connected. UPDATE Thanks to our corporate sponsors and donors ICYA’s “Calling to Connect Gala, Inner City Exposed” had a record turnout of 393 people and raised a record amount of $200,262+ for relationship-based programs at ICYA. The evening focused on breaking the barriers of discrimination, while exposing the harsh realities that inner city kids face daily. The evening was rich through the participation of actor, singer and activist Tom Jackson who spoke and performed, Global Winnipeg’s anchor Megan Batchelor as emcee, Winnipeg artist KC Adams Perception and Cyborg Hybrid series being exhibited, both highlighting stereotypes of Indigenous people, and fiddler Jason Lepine and guitarist Jeremy Rusu. Thanks to donors, sponsors and special guests for impacting and improving the lives of Inner City Kids, giving them the ability to reach their God-given potential. Inner City Exposed Winnipeg’s inner city youth receive a negative rap from the world and are often described as: lazy, good for nothing, a burden on society and a source of crime. In reality, they are often the victims. Growing up in poverty brings with it a gamut of brutal circumstances and risks. Society typically looks away and points fingers of blame rather than considering the harsh realities that these kids face daily. Together we can break the pattern of blame and eliminate barriers of discrimination by building bridges of compassion and working hard to empower our youth. Rich or poor, we are worthy of the same chance to thrive and reach our God-given potential. Please join us for an evening that will give you a fresh perspective on the myths and realities of inner city youth. Date: Friday, October 17, 2014 Time: 5:30 pm Arrival, Dinner at 6:15 pm Location: At the Centro Caboto Centre, 1055 Wilkes Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba Individual Tickets: $65 each The event sells out quickly. Reserve your tickets and table today by contacting Laurie at 204-582-8779 ext. 207 or click to...

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