Tag Archives: homeless

Ranier Hotel offers Women’s Housing

Portland Hotel Society has sent out an invitation to join
The Honourable Rich Coleman,
Minister of Housing and Social Development;
Mayor Gregor Robertson
City of Vancouver;
Heather Hay,
Director of Addictions, HIV/AIDS, Aboriginal Services
Vancouver Coastal Health;

An Open House and Ceremony
to celebrate the Official Revamping of Rainier Hotel by BCHMC, in order to House Women in the Downtown Eastside, including 20 beds of long-term housing and 21 beds for women in need of treatment supports.

Revamping The Rainier Hotel this Wednesday.
February 4, 2009 at 10:30 a.m
309 Carrall Street in Vancouver

With a Carnival side show including performances by Vancouver’s renowned Gospel singer Sybil Thrasher, Chili, Cupcakes, and a chance to get your hair and nails done, or have a massage.

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Talks at the Opening of Pennsylvania Hotel

Speakers included: Liz Evans, Executive Director of Portland Hotel Society, Hon. Rich Coleman, Minister of Housing and Social Services, Tom Siems, CMHC, Mayor Gregor Robertson, Wayne Wright, Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation, Peter Webb, Concord Pacific Group, Earl Crowe, Pennsylvania Hotel Resident. Blessing song from Dalannah Gail Bowen.

Pennsylvania Hotel Opening

At the opening of the Pennsylvania Hotel this morning, I took some quick videos of the event:

Portland Hotel Society opened the Pennsylvania Hotel today with a pancake breakfast, gospel choir, speeches and official sign-lighting. Spot the local activists, developers, and politicians in the crowd. Opening of the Pennsylvania Hotel for housing in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. 412 Carrall Street.

The historic neon sign lights up