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:
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
October 2015 News Release
October 28, 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 by 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.
Attachment : A LETTER TO MURRAY