A Great Night of Laughter, Food and Fellowship
Together We Can’s Executive Director Stacy Wilson spoke with pride and enthusiasm as he addressed TWC staff with highlights and achievements from this past year.
“It has truly been a remarkable year for TWC staff members, alumni and residents as our programs and facilities continue to evolve. Helping to meet the demand for treatment beds during the current fentanyl crisis is no small task, but TWC now has more primary treatment and transitional housing beds than ever before.”
The evening commenced with appetizers and refreshments in the lounge as guests arrived to the fabulous Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria in Burnaby. The atmosphere was warm and inviting as board members and staff entered and embraced one another in the spirit of the holidays.
As everyone made their way into the dining area, Stabilization Counsellor Jesse Kiss fired up the microphone and commenced his duties as the night’s MC. The jokes came fast and furious and, with the crowd roaring, Jesse began handing out awards including “best facial hair in the office” and “biggest hypochondriac.”
After dinner was served, Stacy began his speech in which he captured the true essence of what Together We Can stands for: helping as many people as we can on a daily basis. Stacy thanked staff members Don Presland, Betty Conroy, Bill Sinclair and John Ruth for their immense service and dedication since joining the organization.
Together We Can has grown substantially this last year and there are many more exciting projects on the horizon. Thanks to the hard work of our 50 full-time and 30 part-time staff who continue to flame the fire of compassion at the core of TWC.
A special thanks to Sonaiya Wilson for all of her hard-working organizing and planning this amazing event.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of the staff at TWC!