Thanks to a generous Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Vancouver Foundation, on August 31, the VSSL brought their skills to East Vancouver’s Gaston Park. Eight teams – not just VSSL regulars, but also teams representing the Vancouver Southsiders, the Vancouver YMCA, and the Baha’i Twin Arrows – did battle on a day of glorious sunshine. All in all, it was a brilliant event, organized impeccably by Lurdes and Arun.
Once all the games had been played, there could only be one champion: Portland FC.
But, as is always the case with VSSL events, the real winner was soccer:
(For plenty more photos, check out our Facebook page.)
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The Vancouver Street Soccer League is a volunteer-run organization which reaches out to individuals who have been homeless, are currently homeless, or are at risk of homelessness, as well as individuals who feel marginalized within their communities, or are recovering from drug and alcohol addictions. We address the issue of homelessness, marginalization, and addiction through inclusivity and soccer – believing we can enhance all of our lives through the principles of Fair Play, Community Building, Supportive Partnerships, and Health and Safety.
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