Fri. Dec. 23, 5:30 pm – Christmas dinner
Sat. Dec. 24 – CLOSED
Sun. Dec. 25 – CLOSED
Mon. Dec. 26 – CLOSED
Tues. Dec. 27 – Open as usual
Sun. Jan. 1 – CLOSED
Mon. Jan. 2 – CLOSED
Tues. Jan. 3 – Open as usual
We are honoured to have the famous Covenant Players return for their third visit to the Ark, Sunday Aug. 28, 4 PM. They will be presenting several of their thought provoking skits during the Connection meeting and during the evening meal. We greatly appreciate them including the Ark in their itinerary.
Visit the New School of Colour’s art show and sale at East Village Arts Collective (EVAC), 757 Dundas St, Friday Aug 19, 4 pm to Sept 19. There are extended afternoon and evening hours for the show. info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Support the Ark’s artists and pick up a unique piece of art for yourself or as a gift. BTW, you can always see more of our artwork by dropping by the Ark – our dining room is a gallery!
It is our turn to again contribute to the London Poverty Research Centre blog. This time it is about precarious employment, entitled “A Job is (or was) the Best Social Policy. You can read it at http://povertyresearch.ca/blog/a-job-is-or-was-the-best-social-policy/
The London Poverty Research Centre at King’s (http://povertyresearch.ca/) is an important initiative to learn about poverty as it exists in London. Of course, the Ark is a good place to find people people with lived experience, so we have been doing what we can to support their work.
They also have a blog, to which they invite community authors. You might consider following it. The Ark had a turn: http://povertyresearch.ca/blog/give-and-take/
We want to pay special tribute to Costco North London for being willing to donate produce that they do not want to sell. For them, this means fruit and vegetables that are beginning to ripen or which has defective packaging that does not compromise the contents or the contents of a package may have some slight blemish which again does not affect most of the contents but which a customer is unlikely to purchase. Formerly, all this was being thrown out and that evidently began to bother somebody. An employee who is also an Ark volunteer told management that we could take that food.
One day we got 16 boxes of bananas, still green on the ends. Another day, some 500 lbs of strawberries, again in beautiful condition. Imagine our folks having fresh strawberries for supper in April! There is more than the Ark needs, so we have bumped up our trading, or rather giving. Other agencies are benefiting from what flows in (and of course, the Ark receives from them, too). We are all very grateful for the increase in the quality of our meals from these donations of good, fresh produce.
So, if one store can do it, others can too, right?
The Living Last Supper – a drama about Easter presented by the Ark’s clients & volunteers
Good Friday, March 25, 10:30 A.M.
Church in the Oaks, 150 Conway Dr
Sunday March 27, 10:00 A.M. & 7:00 P.M.
Ridgeview Community Church. 1470 Glenora Dr
FREE ADMITTANCE – offering received to support the Ark
Good Friday – closed – No meal
Sat. March 26, 7 pm – meal as usual
Easter Sunday – closed – no meal
Mon. March 28 – open as usual
Thanks to David Reid of Webdynamix.info for the complete re-design of the Ark website. He is great to work with and creatively used all the material we provided with a minimal effort on our part. The new site has more features, which we will be getting fleshed out soon. It is also a lot more […]
Spring may not quite be here but the spring newsletter of the Ark is! See what clients are thinking in our survey. bit.ly/2TmP1oc
RT @Mission1951 "Harm Reduction is working" @Healthmac Opioid related deaths have decreased at a time when it is expected to raise. "A positive sign we're moving in the right direction" - Dr. Chris Mackie #addiction #LdnOnt pic.twitter.com/iIcjtDJMwg
We're open! (University closed so we got extra treats) #ldnont
RT @RobinatLFPress Barbara Addley of @ArkAidMission in #ldnont is hoping people will consider donating clothes, footwear and blankets this season, which can be dropped off at 696 Dundas St. during regular business hours. #SpiritOfGiving #swont pic.twitter.com/kiwQY7FrTu
Food rescuers set sights on hungry youth thelondoner.ca/news/local-new…
RT @SachaLongCTV It takes some serious muscle to move 2,500 pounds of potatoes but volunteers at The Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre are happy to ‘sweat it out’ for this donation... just a fraction of the 20,000 pounds of food given to the @coalition_food this morning! @CTVLondon pic.twitter.com/7XobL4qi7Y
Mustn't criminalize poverty twitter.com/st3v3turn3r/st…
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