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20/02 Feb 2020

Coldest Night of the Year

by Laureen F. Guenther   The Coldest Night of the Year will take place across Canada on Saturday, Feb 22, 2020. That’s not a weather prediction, but the announcement of an event that raises funds for agencies serving people who experience homelessness. The annual, family-friendly walk-a-thon is held the third Saturday evening in February, traditionally […]

19/10 Oct 2019

A Champion for the homeless

by Danielle Moffat   It is often said that everyone has a calling, but very few are astute enough to hear it. This was not the case with Peace River native Marc Boychuk who suddenly, to the surprise of his peers, cut short his ascension to the top of his company. He realized that his […]

19/09 Sep 2019

A Thanksgiving meal at the Dream Centre

Thanksgiving is on its way, and all over the city, Calgarians are looking forward to holiday feasting and quality time with family. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving isn’t a celebratory season for everyone. Plenty of people in Calgary and beyond will be spending the holiday outside, cold, alone, and hungry. Most have experienced a sense of dignity and […]

19/09 Sep 2019

Using banana cake to share Jesus’ love

By Laureen F. Guenther   Jeff and Kourtney Kurylo have experienced God’s radical hope and healing, and they’re intentionally sharing those gifts with others. Jeff Kurylo started using meth when he was a teenager. He got tangled in criminal activity, lived for a while on the streets and served prison time. But in 2012, God […]

19/02 Feb 2019

Coldest Night of the Year brings out friends and families

by Laureen F. Guenther   On February 23, Canadians across the country will step out of warm homes to walk in the Coldest Night of the Year. They’re raising money for agencies that support people living in homelessness. The Mustard Seed is hosting Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) events in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer […]

18/12 Dec 2018

Homeless seniors

by Lilianne Fuller   As shocking as it sounds, seniors are becoming the new face of homelessness. More and more seniors are turning up at shelters and at communal meals. Contributing factors to homelessness in seniors are much the same as those in their younger counterparts. Poor choices, economic downturns, mental health issues, and sheer […]

18/10 October 2018

Sheltering those in need in Red Deer

by Katie Pearn   The Mustard Seed and Safe Harbour Society are joining forces to make even more of an impact in the lives of Red Deer’s homeless population. On Dec. 1, 2018, The Mustard Seed will assume operations of People’s Place shelter from Safe Harbour, which has been providing overnight shelter since 1998 to […]

18/09 September 2018

Once homeless, Jeff Kurylo now feeds others

by Laureen F. Guenther   Jeff Kurylo was 13 years old the first time he used crystal meth. By the time he was 17, he was using it every day. He was 21 in 2003 when he robbed a bank. He spent three years in prison, then was soon using meth again. In 2007, he […]

18/02 February 2018

Coldest Night of the Year

By Laureen F. Guenther   Gathering around a cozy fire in a heated home during frigid Alberta winter temperatures, is something most families take for granted. But this February 24, hundreds of people will take to the streets at dusk in Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer for a winter walk in the Coldest Night of […]

18/01 January 2018

A new van for The Seed

by Peter Fleck   Driver Brian Snyder was all smiles after The Seed was given a new Nissan NV cargo van by The Scottsville Auto Group in December.   All that was missing from Garrett Scott’s attire on Monday, December 18 was his Santa hat. With local media on hand, the chief operating officer for […]