A sign of gratitude

Despite their best efforts, the organizers of Gratitude Week only raised around $175,000 as part of their campaign end homeless in Vancouver - significantly less than the $1 million founder Ron Josephson had expected. That money was meant to go toward a $3.15 million project to renovate the BC Housing-owned Pender Hotel, which would be renamed Gratitude House in honour of that campaign. But since Gratitude Week didn't hit that target, will plans to rename that hotel still go ahead? In response, a BC Housing spokesperson advised us representatives from the Crown agency will be meeting with Gratitude Week organizers in January or February to "discuss the outcome (of the campaign) and future plans." But that meeting has yet to happen.

Leave a comment

Copyright © 2004 - Public Eye Mediaworks. Reproductions of any portion of this Website are permitted only with the expressed permission of Public Eye Mediaworks.
Canadian Web Hosting graciously provided by dotcanuck Web Services. Layout and graphics courtesy of Art Department Design.