Split Crooked, one of Rockin’ the Bridge’s 2013 headliners.
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
This is an ad we recently posted on a high traffic classified ad website.
“SSCOPE Inc. is a non profit organization supporting mental health recovery through employment t 1466 Arlington St, operating Treasures Thrift Store from one location.
We wish to partner with a supportive landlord/developer or tenant with considerable extra space or sublet space to help us open additional medium to high end thrift and recycling stores in good to very locations in Winnipeg over the next 12-24 months in a cost effective manner to assist our fund raising and employment generation. Thank you.
Please contact our executive director for more information or reply by email. Bob Rempel, SSCOPE Inc. 204 987-6302 More information on our organization is available on our website at sscope.org”
As we grow, retail stores, help SSCOPE create more employment for a wider group of individuals that want and need to get back into regular employment with additional income. If you know of some potential opportunities for SSCOPE please contact us.
Erika Dilka, a SSCOPE employee member for over 2 years, in the Treasures Thrift Store, where she works her regular shift on Friday afternoons
It’s a turntable, receiver and vinyl sale from the Manager’s collection at Treasures Thrift Store as we try to get our donations and sales well past $1,000 to make our Christmas Dinner and Christmas gifts for over 100 members the best we can make it for them. View the Kijiji Ad here.
We thank those who have already supported SSCOPE’s “A Promise of Better Days” Christmas Appeal:
Parkside Ford Lincoln Ltd, Portage and Main Development (Creswin Properties), Joyce Manwaring, Manitoba Housing, Janice Rey, Boris Hwozdulych, Tom Dercola, Councillor Ross Eadie, Canada Safeway Gift Card and Giant Tiger Gift Card
Join us for our Christmas celebration day at Treasures Thrift Store and Coffeehouse, afternoon and evening at SSCOPE on Friday, December 21. View an earlier post about the combination Christmas cheer and Live Fridays event by clicking HERE. See you at SSCOPE Friday!
SSCOPE’s Treasures Thrift Store Cafe and Stage just before a recent event.
Now that we’ve developed SSCOPE’s Treasures Thrift Store Stage and Coffeehouse, with food services to a point where it is functioning well, we can offer it to the Community at large for rental. The Coffeehouse has a stage with full professional Karaoke equipment with a great selection of music, a stage with a full back line and lighting system if you want to bring in a live band, food services if you wish, all in a funky thrift store environment. All kinds of parties and functions can be held here, with attendance up to 100 or so.
For more information contact SSCOPE at 987-6300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d be glad to help you plan out the details for your upcoming successful event.
Christmas is a great time to donate to our Treasures Thrift Store at 1466 Arlington St. and support SSCOPE and mental health recovery. We provide additional gift certificates to all our employee members to help them choose great items for themselves and others at Christmas, plus we have many from the adjacent community shopping for inexpensive treasures to provide as gifts.
Bring your reusable donations down to SSCOPE anytime between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm daily Monday to Friday or call us at 204 987-6300 if you have 25 or more boxes to donate and require pickup.
And join us on December 21 at 6:00 pm for our special Christmas music and food celebration for the community and our members and shop Treasures one last time before Christmas.
Join us Friday November 23rd at SSCOPE at 1466 Arlington St (between Burrows and Magnus) as Treasures Thrift Store is transformed into Treasures Performance Stage and Thrift Store.
Appearing that evening will be Stu Porteous, singer-songwriter with a roots and country tinge (on YouTube here and here), Jack Grass and North of Texas four piece band with an uptempo country and country rock set (view their full setlist here and Mike Melnyk and The Flip Cats, back by popular demand, with another uptempo set, of rockabilly that will keep the dancers dancing after Jack Grass finishes.
Paradize Band with their great mix of Caribbean music who performed September 28th at Treasures by SSCOPE Performance Stage
Stu Porteous opens at 7:00 pm. Over 50 were in attendance at our last event and seating was limited. Come early! Food services are available. Admission is by Donation or purchases in the Treasures Thrift Store.
For more information email email@example.com or phone 987-6300.
If your band or performance wishes to play on SSCOPE’s Treasures Performance in one of our upcoming Live Fridays in December through April or even perform at our all day weekend Festival, May 24-26, 2013, please contact our Director at 987-60302 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can view videos of previous performances and more info on SSCOPE on YouTube. Just click the YouTube link.
Here’s a thank you coupon for all of those who are making Treasures Thrift Store, a regular stop in their search for good and inexpensive reusable items. Watch for Treasures to grow and grown. New items daily. Click Here for coupon.
Beatles October 1962 just before Beatlemania kicks in.
It’s all set for Friday night October 19 to take a trip down memory lane with the songs of The Beatles. Has there been a group of musicians who have been more instrumental on the shape and sound of today’s music. They are truly the ”Fab Four”. It’s 50 years ago this month that they released their first single, “Love Me Do”. We all remember their most famous songs: Hey Jude, Yesterday, All You Need is Love and the list goes on. SSCOPE is very grateful to Mark David Stollard for organizing and leading the night with fellow musicians, Reg Janz and Rob Daniels. Mark also extends a welcome to all other Manitoba musicians to come out and jam before and after. As well there will be Beatles karaoke all afternoon on the Treasures Thrift Store Stage. Do a Beatles tune and get 20% off your Thrift Store purchase. Jam starts at 6:00 pm, Rob Daniels at 7:00 pm and Mark David Stollard and Reg Janz at 8:15 pm with more jam to follow. Karaoke available all afternoon starting at 1:00 pm
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We’ve now got three live acts for Friday September 28th to kick off our monthly Friday night Live Music series. Lee and Joe, formerly of The Davis Brothers were just added today and they’ll bring a great blues and rock set to SSCOPE’s Treasures Thrift Store Stage at 1466 Arlington. View, print or forward the Poster if you can. Tell your frends. Free admission with Thrift Store purchase or by donation.
Mike Madeire (l) and Yvette Chartrand (r) both seniior SSCOPE employee-members showing off our first ever Department of Health licence for Food Services at SSCOPE
It’s official. SSCOPE is now in the Food Services business. After several weeks of diligent work by all SSCOPE staff retrofitting the Mobile Unit, with special thanks to Mike Madeire for his tireless work, and with the support of various community businesses who donated their time and materials. SSCOPE is now, as of 10:00 am on May 16, licenced to create employment and serve great food, in the Food Services business. Our first Food Business venture is our Mobile Food Unit. Over 15 new jobs per payroll or more are expected to be created, adding to our present 50-55 jobs per payroll.
A full list of community supporters and business sponsors/partners to be published here shortly so we’re sure we don’t miss anyone who strongly believes in what SSCOPE is doing for mental health in this community. Come out May 25 and May 26 to our Fund raising Festival and Street Party at 1466 Arlington St (at Magnus) and enjoy some fine food from SSCOPE’s new Mobile Food Unit and enjoy great music both days.
We hope you’ll see us around and about from now on, and you’ll come up to say hello to our staff and enjoy the fine food they serve you!
SSCOPE’s Treasures Thrift store at 1466 Arlington St. (between Burrows and Magnus Avenues) will open on Saturdays from 10-2 pm beginning this Saturday March 30th. Friday night shopping is already available to 10:00 pm on the fourth Friday of every month along with great music (except for March with the date being March 30th-note the promo for The Kicker and Matt Koop elsewhere).
Donours have been asking for another day on which to bring down valuable donations to the store and many shoppers who work all week want a weekend day to shop, said Lan Hong, SSCOPE’s acting retail manager. We will also keep increasing our promotions for shoppers she said. Currently we have Dollar Daze for books on Wednesday (3 for $1.00) and $1.00 for all clothing all day Friday
The store is firstly about more employment and training for our members, said Bob Rempel, Executive Director, but we increasingly recognize it has become an important destination for all thrift store shoppers and greadually becoming more of a community place, our goal, so it made sense to increase the hours we are open.
Fittingly, a SSCOPE staff member, team leader Marvin Thiessen, is the first performer on the new Treasures by SSCOPE stage
Our stage is nearing completion and other preparations are continuing for Friday’s Treasures by SSCOPE live music and karaoke fun night as we kick off the Christmas season and celebrate recent successes at SSCOPE. Everyone most welcome to join with our employees and support SSCOPE.
The L.L. Folk Group (a D.B. Blues Band spinoff) will be performing at 8:00 pm with karaoke starting at 5:00 pm. Hourly specials at the store, great donated door prizes up for auction bid and many buy-one-get-one free deals as well. For more information call 987-6300 or email email@example.com
New Signage Outside SSCOPE Treasures Thrift Store at 1466 Arlington St.
Our official opening ceremony is this Friday August 19th at Noon.
You can find the full text of our August 16th News Release Here.
An excerpt from the release:
Unlike most “thrift” stores, the people staffing the store will be the direct beneficiaries of its operation. They will staff the store and learn new transferable skills they can use to find full time work down the road.
”We know there are many places to go and shop but being right in the neighbourhood where people can get to us easily and find gently used quality goods for less is a real and needed service to our community. Best of all it supports Mental Health in a visible way by providing work for the people who are recovering from or coping with their illness”, said Rempel.