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WHAT STREETFRONT CAN DO:

September 18, 2018 Leave a comment

Streetfront has always tried to offer the most immersive and experiential opportunities for our students. This summer we continued this tradition by running an incredible summer school program out of the Hooksum Outdoor School in Hesquiaht Harbour, BC.

We took 18 brilliant Streetfront and Britannia students to the traditional territory of the Kiniqwastakumulth Clan of the Hesquiaht First Nation. Under the guidance of Steve and Karen Charleson and leadership of Mariah Charleson, Alex Jules and Amanda Leo (more to come from her, stay tuned) our students experienced an incredible 8 day immersion in the natural, cultural and physical components of traditional life on BC’s west coast.

The camp was beyond belief. 18 disparate kids all coming together to build an amazing collective. Leaders were born and challenges accomplished. Spectacular day hikes, amazing backpacking trips, kayak journies along the fabled BC coastline, evening beach volleyball and ultimate frisbee matches and the greatest meals a hungry student could ever ask for.

Look at the photos and see what contentment, pride and self-confidence looks like.

It was an amazing thing to witness.

We are currently in the throes of our biggest fundraising cycle. We are fundraising to take over 40 students to Seattle to run the Seattle Marathon on Sunday November 25th (the largest single gathering of high school marathoners at one race). We are also 6 months away from the 3rd installment of our Street2Peak Project. In March 2019, we will be taking 15 students to New Zealand for an amazing physical and cultural exploration. We have only been able to accomplish what we’ve done due to the incredible support of our Streetfront community. Kids that come from our community would NEVER get the chance to explore the world and their own capabilities if people didn’t believe in their efforts. I hope you see in the faces of these amazing kids the hope and beauty that I get to see everyday.

If people would like to support our program (Streetfront; Street2Peak or our marathon program) – the easiest way is to donate online at www.shlf.ca (the charity where 100% of the money goes to us) or to register for our annual charity run at https://2mev.com/#!/events/strachan-hartley-legacy-run-2018.

Don’t forget that early run entrants get the coziest, comfiest, most wicked run shirt ever and a Ron Suzuki led PANCAKE BREAKFAST at the end of your run.

Global News Streetfront Story

Here is another media profile on our Streetfront marathon running program.

Global story

http://globalnews.ca/video/3514602/east-vancouver-teacher-turns-at-risk-youth-into-marathon-runners

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Seattle Marathon Training Run

November 1, 2016 Leave a comment

We know a marathon is close when we have a number of current and past Streetfront students running the almost 19 km route to Deep Cove, North Vancouver. Plans are afoot for this years Seattle Marathon on November 27th, 2016!

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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

SHLF Oct. 16th Run Photos

October 24, 2016 Leave a comment

Follow this link to see all the beautiful pictures taken by Mark Bates of this years SHLF run.

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BMO Vancouver Marathon

Here are the awesome 23 Full and 16 Half Marathon runners in the 2016 BMO Vancouver Marathon. A record number of present, past and those who embody the Streetfront spirit. Thank you to all who ran and those who support our running program!Group Shot-2

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Yo Bro Initiative: Self Defense

April 26, 2016 Leave a comment

During this spring season we once again have Joe Caledino and his Yo Bro Youth Initiative leading us through his game prevention and self defense program. Today we learnt how to get out a variety of holds and situations.

 

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