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Beyond the economic, political and social fabric there is another strand in the city – the spiritual. City in Focus exists to serve the spiritual needs of Vancouver through compassion, conversation and connection. We develop relationships with a variety of community leaders and connect them with ministries serving Vancouver and the Province.

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For media inquiries, please contact:

Nathaniel Bentley
Communications Specialist

email: nathaniel@cityinfocus.ca

2016 News Releases

 

September 13, 2016

CITY IN FOCUS ENCOURAGES OUTSTANDING MEMBERS OF VANCOUVER’S FAITH COMMUNITY THROUGH 2016 COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARDS 

 

City in Focus (Vancouver, B.C.) – Beyond the economic, political, and social fabric there is another strand in the city – the spiritual. City in Focus exists to care for the soul of the city through compassion, conversation and connection. CIF develops relationships with a variety of community leaders and connects them with ministries serving Vancouver and the Province.

City in Focus has been quietly providing awards and gifts in the areas of faith, arts, social justice and individual achievement for over 25 years. In 2014, for instance, CIF awarded Judy Graves – Vancouver’s own Mother Teresa – in recognition of her work as city advocate for the homeless and in honour of her retirement.

In 2015, City in Focus delivered its annual awards to four worthy recipients: Ron Reed of Pacific Theatre; Murray Neilson, wealth manager and philanthropist; Julia Ruggier from The Door is Open; and Jimmy Crescenzo and Walter Mustapich from The Boys Network.

 

This year’s awardees will be recognized at an evening event to be held at The Vancouver Club on September 22, 2016. The award includes a monetary gift for each recipient, with the instruction that it be donated to a charity of their choice. These awards are a tangible expression of CIF’s long legacy of encouraging and supporting people who make a significant and selfless contribution to our community.

City In Focus is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Awards:
  • Anonymous Philanthropists
  • Garry LaBoucane, OMI, Sacred Heart Parish DTES
  • David Ley, Professor of Urban and Social Geography at UBC
  • Bill MacEwan, Head of Psychiatry, St. Paul’s Hospital
  • Brian McConaghy, Founder, Ratanak International.

 

 

 

Event tickets are available on Eventbrite HERE at a cost $10 per ticket, including a complimentary drink and light refreshments.

 

For more information, please contact:

Nathaniel Bentley

Phone: 604-6877-292

Email: Nathaniel@cityinfocus.ca

 

More details are available on City in Focus’s website HERE.

2016 News Releases

 

September 13, 2016

October 2015 News Release

 

October 28, 2015   FAITH AND INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE AWARD RECIPIENT : MURRAY NEILSON OF NICOLA WEALTH MANAGMENT FOR WORK WITH INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION

City in Focus has been quietly providing awards and gifts in the areas of faith, arts, social justice and individual achievement for over 25 years. Today we proudly announce the latest in our award program rollout – The Inaugural Faith and International Justice Award.

 

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NEW AWARD – OCTOBER 2015

 

THE FAITH AND INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE AWARD 2015

Awarded to Murray Neilson of Nicola Wealth Management for sustained and tireless efforts on behalf of International Justice Mission Canada.

 

The award was accompanied with a $15,000 donation towards the work of International Justice Mission and was presented at The Vancouver Club by Louise Tischhauser, VP and Director of Ministries City in Focus, during the 10th Annual Gala Dinner for International Justice Mission on the evening of Wednesday, October 28th 2015.

 

City in Focus (Vancouver, B.C.) – Beyond the economic, political, and social fabric there is another strand in the city – the spiritual. City in Focus exists to care for the soul of the city through compassion, conversation and connection. CIF develops relationships with a variety of community leaders and connects them with ministries serving Vancouver and the Province. City in Focus has been quietly providing awards and gifts in the areas of faith, arts, social justice and individual achievement for over 25 years.

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For more information, please contact:

Louise Tischhauser

City in Focus

Phone: 604­6877292

E­mail: louise@cityinfocus.ca

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