Mark the Date: SSCOPE’s AGM will be held on Friday June 21 at the Buchwald Room, Millenium Public Library, Donald and Graham in Winnipeg from 11:45 am;-1:00 pm. Highlights of 2012-13 and discussion about plans for SSCOPE. New Board of Directors slate to be presented and voted on. Member-employees, volunteers, public interested in mental health and SSCOPE’s future encouraged to attend.
Thanks to Global News for a great piece on SSCOPE and Rockin’ the Bridge after spending Saturday afternoon with us at the Festival. Marvin Thiessen, SSCOPE’s operations supervisor and lead singer for The Home Street Band and Derek Marker, SSCOPE employee member are interviewed, along with Executive Director Bob Rempel.
It was another great and successful year for SSCOPE and Rockin’ the Bridge Festival 4 Mental Health on May 24-25 2013.
We are so grateful and blessed by our performers and volunteers and we thank them all for participating, many year after year.
Our goals are limited but realistic: an opportunity for a better conversation with the community about what SSCOPE is and does and whom it serves, and how living with mental health problems can be improved for the individual and society by a real jobs within a supportive environment.
Watch for a SSCOPE CD of songs from performers at the 2013 Festival coming soon.
SSCOPE was deeply honoured on Monday May 27th by this Member’s Statement in the Manitoba Legislature by the MLA for Burrows, Melanie Wight.
View the statement HERE
Ministers of Housing and Health Kerri Irvin-Ross and Theresa Oswald posed later with MLA Wight and Bob Rempel, Executive Director of SSCOPE for the presentation of the Members Statement and privately thanked SSCOPE as well and promised to seek additional ways their two departments can support SSCOPE’s work. (We reveal it here first!)
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The Festival continues all day Saturday at 1466 Arlington St. with the garage sale starting at 8:00 am and the first act starting at 9:00 am Split Crooked closes the Festival at 8:15 pm.
We kicked off the Rockin’ the Bridge Festival 2013 for mental health Friday night with a great performance by Mark Stallard and Ryan Janz, SSCOPE’s music ambassadors, and then Sons of Zed came and the place got loud in a very good way. Mercy Mercy closed the opening night with more great new and old stuff.
It’s a week away now and we need more volunteers to help us make our Rockin’ the Bridge event on May 24 & 25th a success.
If you can work a minimum of a 2 hour shift sometime during the day and evening on May 25th or more please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line to read “SSCOPE Volunteer” or call us at 204 987-6300 or 204 987-6303 and indicate your preference for shift times. Shifts start at 7:30 am on Saturday morning with the last shift ending at 10:00 pm Saturday evening. On Friday shifts starts at 6:00 pm and the last shift ends at 10:00 pm
Benefits for your volunteering: Priceless!
Great Music, Great Food, Great People, Great Feel Goods
It’s all at 1466 Arlington St, between Burrows and Magnus
Update: Watch the interview HERE
Watch the SSCOPE interview on Global Morning News at 7:40 am on Wednesday May 15. Recent break ins at SSCOPE, our upcoming Rockin’ the Bridge Festival4 Mental Health on May 24-25 just a few days off now, and the impact SSCOPE has on his life, expressed by SSCOPE member Mike Jackson, who will be in studio with executive director Bob Rempel, will all be part of the discussion.
Update Monday am: You can view the interview Here
Watch the SSCOPE interview on CKY-CTV Morning Live at 7:55 am on Monday May 13. Recent break ins at SSCOPE and our upcoming Rockin’ the Bridge Festival4 Mental Health on May 24-25 just a few days off now, will be part of the discussion. Possible special guest singing a few bars from The Snow Shoveling Blues.
SSCOPE is just about half way through it’s current list of Spring Clean Lawn properties, now that the warm weather has finally arrived, but with recent vehicle, equipment and staff additions, we have capacity to add another 24-36 regular lawn service customers.
This will create many hours of additional employment opportunities for SSCOPE member employees, and with quality service to our customers for many years in Winnipeg, this is truly a win-win situation.
Give SSCOPE a call today at 204 987-6300 today or email email@example.com for more information.
Rockin’ the Bridge Festival 4 Mental Health by SSCOPE is set for May 24 & 25 at 1466 Arlington Street. The public event, which is both a public awareness effort about mental health recovery and the work SSCOPE does, and a fund raising effort for SSCOPE, is now in it’s fourth year.
This year SSCOPE is raising funds (the Bricks & Mortar for People retail campaign) to expand it’s Thrift Shop approach in other areas of Winnipeg to expand on its work at 1446 Arlington St, and continue providing retail level employment for its members and assist the community with additional recycling and reuse efforts.
SSCOPE provided jobs and income to just under 200 member employees in 2012 and average bi-monthly payrolls average 50-60 program individuals. It’s goal with sufficient community support is to continue to expand it’s supported employment and training programs delivered through social enterprises to at 400 individuals by 2016, with expansion of offices and stores throughout Winnipeg.
View and Download the News Release and Lineup ( on page 2) by clicking the link HERE
or view it below.
Another performance of The Snow Shoveling Blues by SSCOPE’s own Marvin Thiessen, our Operations Supervisor, this on on March22 at SSCOPE’s Treasures Cafe Stage 1466 Arlington St. Watch all SSCOPE stage performance videos and more videos about SSCOPE HERE over at Youtube.
It’s sounding better every time maybe because we are getting to the end of a long and difficult snow shoveling season, or more likely Marvin’s getting it polished up a bit more each time. As you’ll hear everyone’s enjoying the song. Come out May 24-25 at SSCOPE’s Festival4MentalHealth/Rockin’ the Bridge and hear it again.
Watch an excerpt of the original song, “The Snow Shoveling Blues” written for SSCOPE and SSCOPE employee members who have the challenge of serving SSCOPE many snow shoveling to honour SSCOPE committments through -30 windy conditions and often several feet of snow to contend. The Snow Shoveling Blues
Marvin Thiessen works for SSCOPE as our Operations Supervisor, and wrote the song and performed it first time in public with his band seen also at this link, The Snow Shoveling Blues at SSCOPE Live Friday February 22 event.
Watch more great LIve Performances at SSCOPE recent Live Friday nights on YouTube here. Or search for channel SSCOPE2 at http://www.youtube.com
We will be announcing our Live Streaming For Charity Channel for our events soon as well.
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SSCOPE crews and leaders took on the challenge head on and worked Saturday, Sunday and all day Monday, including overnight work for City of Winnipeg properties on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to clean up the over 120 properties SSCOPE has snow shoveling contracts for. It was a great effort by over 30 employees and staff at SSCOPE to focus only on serving our customers as quickly as possible.
Our Media News Release about Snow Shoveling work and our Christmas Tree recycling program is available HERE.
SSCOPE has a business and employment growth plan which calls for doubling of our snow shoveling and lawn cutting contracts in the next two years. This example of how we attempt to serve our customers will be a good example to tell prospective new customers.
The Board of Directors and Executive Director of SSCOPE want to officially thank all the SSCOPE members and staff who “stepped up” and met the January Blizzard challenge.
Changing Lives!…A Stronger Healthier Community…The SSCOPE Way!