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Toni Gladstone

January 31, 2017 Leave a comment

Hey Everyone,

I’d like to introduce you to Toni Gladstone. Toni went to Streetfront for three glorious years.
She entered grade 8 about as weak and unmotivated as any kid I’ve ever come across. Barry once reminisced that she tried to pay someone to travel the 30 feet to get her something from the vending machine. But as feeble as she may have presented, there was no denying a mischievous little streak in her eyes and a beautifully intelligent, yet very reluctant, mind.

She stuck with us and started to believe in herself. First her grades started to improve, then she had the burgeoning confidence to start applying herself in our PE classes. Then came an interest in pushing herself in our running program.

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The staff were in disbelief. This formerly withdrawn and broken down kid, was quickly becoming our best overall student.

By the time she graduated from Streetfront in grade 10, she was an A student, attended at 98%, ran a half marathon, played on the senior ultimate team and was fully committed to her church.

She continued her excellence at Britannia Secondary and graduated with ease, two years later. From there she did humanitarian work in Mexico building houses, continued with her fellowship and then moved to Saskatchewan (the kid has such great taste) and started university.

She just finished her B.A and has decided to move to Winnipeg to help inner-city kids. Something she knows a thing about.

Lets stop focussing on the inanity and debasement of what’s important in this world. Find the Toni’s that are out there. They will make us smile and know that things will all work out.

Congratulations, Toni. You are as beautiful as they come!!!!!!!

Street ……………………WHAT???????
Street……………………..WHAT???????

Impressive Numbers

December 12, 2016 Leave a comment

When we wrote out the names of all those who ran the Seattle Marathon last month it really hits home the impressive number of youth who rose to the challenge. Fantastic!

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Categories: Alumni, Blog, Event, Marathon, Running

Seattle Marathon Weekend: Nov. 26-27, 2016

November 29, 2016 Leave a comment

Once again we broke our record for the number of Streetfront/Britannia current and alumni running in the Seattle Marathon. We had 31 eager runners – many running their first full or half marathon! Jesse Costucci up until this weekend was our only female student to run a full 42.2 km distance but after this weekend we added 2 more female students to accomplish this feat. Congratulations to Sierra Sidwell and Harmony Patterson!! The entire team did fantastic in what ended up being decent running weather considering there was heavy rains falling before and after the race.

A huge thanks has to go out to the wonderful staff with the Seattle Marathon Association and an enormous and heartfelt thanks to the Vancouver Police Foundation for recently coming on board to support our marathon program. All this would not be possible without the support of so many organizations and individuals!

Every year we have more and more friends and family coming down to Seattle to support this wonderful cohort of unique youth demonstrating the B.R.I.T.annia code – Bravery, Respect, Integrity and Tenacity.

Volunteering with the RunVan

November 8, 2016 Leave a comment

After our garden class we walked over to the offices of the Vancouver International Marathon Society to volunteer our time putting together some race packages for their Fall Classic Run (21.1km, 10km and 5km) at UBC on November 13th.

The Marathon Society is a huge sponsor and supporter of our marathon program so we are happy to give back in any way we can.

Our Brandon Steele Receives Recognition

October 24, 2016 Leave a comment

The Streetfront/Street2Peak family is happy to see that Brandon has been recognized for his incredible work with youth. In October Brandon was surprised to receive the 2016 Canaccord Genuity Community Champion Award recognizing all his volunteer work with our program and others. Well done Brandon and congratulations from all of us at Streetfront!

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Categories: Blog, Event, Marathon, Uncategorized

CBC The Early Edition – Oct. 14th, 2016

October 23, 2016 Leave a comment

On the morning of October 14th Trevor along with Blythe Hartley sat down with The Early Edition radio host Rick Cluff to discuss the Strachan Hartley Legacy Foundation annual run and its partnership with Streetfront. The 10th Annual SHLF Run happened on Oct. 16th

Click here to listen to the interview that starts at 51:20 minutes into The Early Edition show.

CBC's The Early Edition

CBC’s The Early Edition

Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon completed!

June 27, 2016 1 comment

It was a dark week for Britannia Secondary, considering the speculation of a possible closure but this Sunday the Streetfront Alternative Program decided to focus on what we do best, getting kids to find the strength and determination to show the world how great they really are.

Thanks to all 29 kids who once again demonstrated the greatness of youth. Thanks to all of the parents who showed their kids that they are worth getting up early on a Sunday to cheer on.
Who couldn’t love this job????????????