Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society provides grassroots leadership and an inclusive process, with a voice for all community members, to ensure that our community grows and develops in a way that incorporates an environmental ethic, offers a range of housing and transportation choices, encourages a vibrant and cultural life and supports sustainable, meaningful employment and business opportunities.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Gimme Shelter

Over 200 people gathered at the Key City Theatre on a cold Saturday night in Cranbrook for a fundraiser for The Refuge, the men's cold weather shelter.
Artists such as Van Redecopp, Red Girl, Keith Larsen, The Evergreens, and Potluck Steve provided an exceptional evening of music for a great cause. While over $4000 was raised this only provides a small portion of the funds required to keep the refuge open.  As well, the Refuge only provides a warm place to sleep on a cold night. It is not able to provide the skills and assistance that could help these men get off the street permanently. The Salvation Army and the Cranbrook Community Foundation are working towards building a more permanent shelter which will be able to provide a more comprehensive program. Until then, the work of the Refuge is vital to providing a warm place to sleep in the cold winter months ahead.
If you would like to make a donation to the mens refuge please contact Sarah Marriott 250-919-2154 or at

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