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Last Door Recovery Society Newsletter Newsletter 003
May 2009


  • Have your purchased your tickets?
  • Premier Gordon Campbell sends Last Door a message
  • Hummer Journal Two goes on Line
  • Alumni Gratitude Corner
  • Vancouver Sun Run Last Door tema Finishes in Top 50
  • Planned Giving workshop invitation
  • 99.3 the FOX interviews David - listen to it online
  • Message from Louise
Louise photo Greetings!
It is spring at the Last Door and the residents are getting involved in some fun activities - the Last Door team finished 5th in the corporate sector of the fun run, and more importantly, finished all together. A few people attended the North Shore Roundup and played Dodge Ball with AA fellows on the North Shore. Both houses, Youth and Adult will be attending the Kelowna Campout June 19, 20 and 31, 2009. As usual we are kept busy attending the one, two and three year cakes of residents and staff.
We had a "planting" marathon last Sunday - Matt's Dad donated a bunch of shrubs and greenery so we were able to spruce up the grounds - looks fantastic!
There is thankfully a lull in the renovation projects - we all need a rest.
Just a reminder,  this year  is the  10th Anniversary of the Door Slam. Time really flies and so do the balls. We are just entering the planning stages but anyone who would like to get involved as a volunteer is welcome. Watch the website for notice of Door Slam Committee meetings.
Last Door Recovery Society will be holding its AGM in the next couple months - we have not nailed down the date yet, but, again, watch that website.
Regards to all...
Louise Cooksey


Bid on 67 Auction Items from trips to art to pampering....we got it all

Celebrate Last Door's 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  

4 course five star dinner prepared by Executive Chef Daryle Nagata

Special performance by one of the world's top guitarists- Don Ross
Dancing with "Big Night Out" Show Band
Silent and Live Auction
Special Speakers including the Mayor
To purchase your ticket please call
Tickets $150.00 each
This event is a celebration and fundraiser for
"Continuing our Legacy"
Mayor Wayne Wright
New Westminster

myLast Door will host the Mayor of New Westminster and City Councillors
on May 8th with a  tour of Last Door's facilities in prepartion for our May 9th 25th Anniversary Dinner Celebration. 

99.3 the Fox interviews David


the fox


Gords Automotive lends his garage to finish the mecahncal rebuild of the Hummer
Visit his new shop in the New Westminster Burnaby Area.
Gord's Automotive 
7313 6th Street at Edmonds
Burnaby BC
Last Door Team places TOP 50 in the Vancouver Sun Run 

group shot


Congratulations to all the runners
Easter Weekend Dads had fun with their kids...another day in Recovery at the Last Door.


What else do you do when you have a 1996 4 door rag top HUMMER donated to the Last Door Recovery Society to be used as a fundraising PIMP it up for a raffle and make it so desirable; everyone will want to buy a ticket!

The HUMMER will be customized from interior to exterior, mechanical and state of the art audio / video installed. The raffle is planned to take place for a four month period from September to December 2009.  The Hummer's upgrade will take place from now until August 2009.
Please view the video and let us know what you think. 


view video 

Alumni Gratitude Corner
A little over 3 years ago I was scared, hopeless and had no faith left in anything or anyone. When I first arrived at The Last Door I was welcomed and felt safe for the first time in a long time. The love and caring I was shown gave me the desire to stay here and after some time my life began to improve.
Today I am over 3 years clean, working towards a career that I love and have tons of people that I care about and care about me. I come back to the house and see that the love shown to the new guys coming in is the same as the love that was shown to me. I know that lives continue to be changed and improved; this makes me proud to be a part of Last Door 


 Thanks Last Door, Jayson S


 Last Door receives message from Premier Gordon Campbell


Thank you for taking the time in reading our 3nd edition of our new monthly emailed newsletter.  Please forward it on to people you may think would be happy to hear from the Last Door.
Last Door Recovery Society