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Last Door Recovery Society Newsletter Newsletter 002
April 2009


  • Have your purchased your tickets?
  • 25th Anniversary Reunion was a hit!
  • Last Door Welcomes Dr. Cynthia Isles
  • Our MLA acknowledges our milestone
  • Force Four Entertainment produces video
  • Westminster Savings Foundation awards grant
  • Fishing Program grows
  • New Co Parenting Group offered
  • Planned Giving workshop invitation
  • 99.3 the FOX interviews David - listen to it online
 Letter from Louise
Louise photo Greetings!
It has been another fast paced fun filled few months! A couple of things stand out - one item of note is that Larry Reimer, one of our valued Board Members, has resigned. Larry wants to spend more time with his family and on personal matters, he also feels Last Door is making good progress and will be fine without him. Replacing him on the Board is Rob Hurst who is bringing his "higher power" with him.  A second item of note is that our old friend and colleague Nick Ringma is back working at the Door. Nick says he felt a bit fazed trying to get up to snuff on all the new things and people at the Door. However, true to form, Nick is back in the groove and everyone is happy to have him on board. Just a reminder to everyone that David and I look forward to seeing you at the Black Tie Dinner and Auction on May 9th @ the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver.   It seems a bit surreal that 25 years have passed already and we want to take the opportunity to connect and celebrate at that event. Also - it may be your one and only opportunity EVER to see David dressed up!  
25th Anniversary Celebrations continue....
25th Year Anniversary
Dinner and Auction
Saturday May 9th, 2009
Crystal Pavilion
Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver
999 Canada Place Vancouver, BC
Evening Program
begins at 6:00 pm 
Auction Preview Reception
4 course five star dinner
Special performance by one of the world's top guitarists- Don Ross
Dancing with "Big Night Out" Show Band
Silent and Live Auction
To purchase your ticket please call
Special hotel rates are available for out of town guests
Tickets $150.00 each
This event is a celebration and fundraiser for
"Continuing our Legacy"
Pan pacific
Chuck Puchmayr, MLA
New Westminster

puchmLast Door receives a letter of support from our MLA.
The letter reads "it is known that, for every dollar invested in recovery and rehabilitation, 7 dollars are saved by society..... to hear more about the letter please attend our dinner and auction on May 9th where it will be read to the guests. 
Westminster Savings Foundation awards $19,500 grant to Last Door tutoring Program 
The Westminster Savings Foundation has been giving back to the communities in which we live and work since 1992. As one of the largest credit union foundations in Canada, it supports local charitable groups in the areas of health, education, social services, youth activities and culture.

Since its first donation the Foundation has distributed over 1.7 million dollars to community groups in the belief that working together towards a more vibrant, healthy and prosperous society will benefit us all. 


Co - Parenting Group now offered
"what an amazing experience to see the look in every dads eye"
The Co-Parenting group has a commitment from every dad there to work on the strengths of their recovery to build better more meaningful relationships with their kids and their abilities to co parent. We are very excited that this group is being offered to these men to help with the healing process that is necessary for healthier co parenting.
We meet every Tuesday to offer support and education and facilitate the importance of consistency and the spirit of collaboration for them to continue their recovery in all aspects of their lives.

99.3 the Fox interviews David 
Click on the Fox logo to listen 


the fox


25th Anniversary Reunion was a HIT!
A special thank you to everyone who came and celebrated with us on March 27th.  300 guests including Alumnus from California and Alberta enjoyed the sounds of "t'Sall Good Man Orchestra" a 9 piece band made up of current clients, alumnus and friends of the Last Door.  


Last Door Welcomes
Dr. Cynthia Isles
Naturopathic Physician 
Dr. Isles

Dr. Isles started working with clients in October 2008 and her services have become greatly appreciated.


Her focus is on rebalancing the brains neurotransmitters.  Research has documented that these imbalances are at the root of many symptoms and disorders such as addiction, depression, insomnia, and many more. 


Be sure to read Dr. Cynthia Isles upcoming article in our May email newsletter.

Finishes prodcution 
A new video profiling Last Door's Adult Program has
been prodcued by one of BC's top production companies; Force Four Entertainment. 
Over the years Force Four have produced more than three hundred hours of television, earning them accolades on the national and international stage. These awards include the prestigious Peabody Award for "Significant and Meritorious Achievement in Broadcasting," ten Gemini Awards and more than twenty-five Gemini nominations.
Please view the video and let us know what you think. 

Force Four

Fishing Program moves forward
What makes the Door the Door can be simply said by this photo...another day in early recovery!

Don and Rene

Alumni Gratitude Corner
I never would have thought this could be possible - ME - 14 months clean and loving life.  I was scared, overwhelmed and intimidated by the positive energy I found in the main house's living room when I first arrived in New Westminster.  That energy is what keeps me clean as well as the friendships I've made at the Last Door. 
I have a full time job, I pay my child support, I see my kids and most importantly I am a good father today because I live the door boy way with these values integrity, dignity and morality.


 Thanks Last Door, Sean C


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