Youths: Free Food + Free Road Hockey + Chance to Win $1000 Education Award

Youths: Free Food + Free Road Hockey + Chance to Win $1000 Education Award

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 1  2011 – Press call: 289-221-0928

Youths to Take over Main Street!

Location: Main Street, Newmarket, Ontario , Canada

HEY YOU(TH)! Are you between the ages of 12 and 18?
How would you like to gather community volunteer hours while playing road hockey AND qualify to win a $1,000 Education Award? Enter a team and you qualify for a chance!

The Poverty Action for Change Coalition in cooperation with community partners presents the  Friendly Neighbourhood Youth Road Hockey Challenge …Started as an event to engage youth, this now 7th Annual moves onto Main St. for the 1st time in 2011!

No entry fees for this friendly rivalry stressed tourney – Particpants receive free hot chocolate, refreshments, & hot food. Team organizers are nominated for the Mike Thornhill Memorial Education Award in memory of a Newmarket Mulock Village (where the event originated) youth killed by violence.

Simply gather a minimum 6 players from your school, club, church, or neighbourhood willing and able to play the tourney on Saturday March 19, 2011, on Main Street in Newmarket from 10:30 am – 4 pm, name your team and call ahead to reserve a spot!

Challenge another to play / form a team and earn bonus points. Run practices during March break and collect community hours too! How can you beat this? Reserve before it’s too late..

Additional volunteer opportunities as well including sound set-up, entertainment / comedy play-by-play assist, runners, ticket givers, refs, food ticket people.

All Ages Pick-up games, live cafe & street entertainment, skills challenges and other fun events as well for spectators.

Funny ‘comotional” video of event:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVEUHOchzFA

Call Kristine at 905-895-3126 to get in on the Game! Or visit
www.povertyacc.com/getinvolved

Please keep up to date on Facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=183066305068778

GOOD LUCK! / BONNE CHANCE!

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Poverty Action for Change Coalition (PACC)

The 7th Annual Friendly Neighbourhood Youth Road Hockey Challenge

For Immediate Release

Monday February 21, 2011

For Editorial

Location: Main Street South, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

Date: March 19 2011

Time: 10:30 am – 4pm

Media Contact 289-221-0928

Town Declares Main Street – Open for Business for Families in Winter!

While some municipalities have tried to ban road – hockey, the town of Newmarket is doing the opposite – by embracing it right onto Main Street and making Newmarket the most road-hockey and family friendly town in Canada!

The 7th Annual Friendly Neighbourhood Youth Road Hockey Challenge will take to the street Saturday March 19 from 10:30 am until 4:00pm with a fun youth tourney, “pick-up games, challenges, musical entertainment and finals comedy play-by play with “Grapes Fisher”.
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Update: Homeless Father and Son "Continue the Trek to Find a Home"

Update: Homeless Father and Son "Continue the Trek to Find a Home"

Tom Pearson, Chair of Poverty Action for Change Coalition (PACC), provides an update on the homelessness (but not hopelessness) situation of Edward and his son, Damien, as follows.
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Homeless Father and Son: "House of Hope" in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

Homeless Father and Son: "House of Hope" in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

Tom Pearson, Chair of  Poverty Action for Change Coalition (PACC), produced the above video: “Homeless in YR (York Region) Part 2″

Here are Tom Pearson’s comments:
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Fundraiser with Live Entertainment

Sunday January 23rd,  starting at 4PM

at Orleans Restaurant in Newmarket
17380 Yonge Street, Newmarket,
ON L3Y 7R6 (905) 836-5299

Admission is $20 and includes some surprises including a Special Guest host who’s performed with greats like JJ Cale! A 91221 event for those musicians in the know!

Please refer to my previous blog “A True Tale of Homelessness” for the original story of a single dad (Edward) and son (Damian) in York Region, Ontario, Canada.

Here is an update from Tom Pearson, Chairman of  Poverty Action for Change Coalition (PACC) and ISARC York Region Social Audit 2010 Co-Covenor:

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Immediate Release – September 14, 2010

CITIZENS’ VOICES AGAINST POVERTY WILL CRESCENDO IN NOISES HEARD AROUND THE WORLD AS HEADS OF STATE TRAVEL TO UN SUMMIT:

Local Groups Host “Stand Up” Events Whereby Citizens Will Make their Expectations – that Governments Achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – Too Loud to Ignore at “Stand Up” Events Across the Globe on September 17th-19th.

On September 17th -19th, people across the globe will turn up the volume on their call for heads of state gathering at the United Nations on September 20th-22nd to demonstrate leadership in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Citizens will gather at events (see local listing below) across continents to amplify  their support for the eight Millennium Development Goals –  a set of targets to eradicate extreme poverty and its root causes by 2015 that marks its tenth anniversary this week. They will be singing, chanting, blowing whistles, playing drums, blowing vuvuzelas, banging pots and pans and setting off alarm clocks. The sounds of these noises emanating from villages, towns and cities around the world as part of the three day mobilization “Stand Up, Take Action, Make Noise for the Millennium Development Goals  (MDGs)” will make citizens’ commitments to track and support their countries’ achievement of the  Millennium Development Goals visible, vocal and impossible to ignore.

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As a prelude to the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17, 2010) , the official stand-up-against-poverty count is slated for September 17th – 19th, 2010, to coincide with the United Nations meeting in order to put pressure on world leaders to attend to poverty. Since the world leaders will meet on September 20th – 22nd, the following event will happen on September 17th – 19th:

When world leaders gather at the United Nations for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Review Summit in September, the voices of their citizens will follow them, telling them, loudly and clearly:
“We will no longer stay seated or silent in the face of poverty and the broken promises to end it!’

Poverty Action for Change Coalition (PACC) agreed that they would have a stand-up-against-poverty event on location at Fairy Lake Park, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, on September 17th at 7PM . They can also have a short meeting at the same time for anyone wishing to help organize this event.

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