chvnradio.com

Now Playing What just played?

THE COLOR

ONE SURE THING

Listen Live

The annual Change Happens radiothon on CHVN in support of Siloam Mission was a huge success.

For three days we shared stories of the invaluable work of Siloam Mission, and CHVN listeners responded in droves. 

When all was said and done a total of $82,982.40 was raised over the 72 hours. But it's not too late to donate! You can make an online contribution through the entire Thanksgiving weekend.

Check out a recap of the three days below:

Day 3 (FINAL DAY)

The final day of the Change Happens Radiothon started off at $41,494.53 and with another Super Lube Auto Centres donation of $5000 towards matching donations.

At 7:30 a.m., Emergent Biosolutions came in to add $2500 to the match. Emergent Biosolutions is a part of the backpack program that provides goodie bags on Christmas morning for the guests at Siloam Mission. They love the Mission so much, they wanted to contribute even more.

We also had the Nature Tots from Assiniboine Park drop off their harvest for the year. Three to five-year-olds grew the garden during the year.

People have gone above and beyond in their generosity, giving cheerfully. Little Elijah stopped by with a $9.00 donation from his piggy bank.

mikeelijah

Winnipeg youth worker, pastor, and hip-hop artist Troy Lydiate (AKA Scribe) stopped by and shared his heart for vulnerable people.

scribebarb

We ended up raising twice as much money on the final day as we had in the previous two days combined. A big thank you to the amazing CHVN community!

Day 2

Day 2 was one filled with generosity from listeners as well as sponsors!

For the second day in a row, Super Lube Auto Centres donated $5,000.00 towards matching donations. By noon the totals reached just shy of $30,000.00. In the afternoon Hi Tech Installations stepped up with another $5,000.00 towards matching donations.

Paddy Quiring, who just returned from a 6,211 kilometre trip walk, run and cycle across Canada. Only one week after returning form the cross-country trip, she ran a marathon in support of Siloam Mission.

Danny Kleinsasser from Danny's Whole Hog stopped by again, as well, and this time he brought a friend. Shauna Lowe is an outdoor enthusiast, well known throughout Manitoba. She and Danny teamed up, selling Danny's Own barbeque sauce, and stopped by today to donate all the proceeds to Siloam Mission.

dannyshauna

Earlier in the day we stopped by the brand new dining hall that's about to open at Siloam.

 

We ended Day 2 at a total of $41,154.75 

Day 1

CEO Jim Bell and CHVN's Mike Thom kicked things off this morning talking not just about the great work of Siloam, but its similarities to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Bell worked for over a decade with Winnipeg's CFL team, and he said one thing he noticed was it was all about community. The Bombers' fans care deeply about the team, and everywhere he went, he said, people stopped him to talk to him about the team and encourage him. It's the same now that he works for Manitoba's biggest mission. People not only love Siloam but the people that use its services find a real community among others.

Jordan St. Cyr also stopped by, encouraging Manitobans to donate.

He performed his single "Victory" live on-air, and then we debuted his brand new single, "In My Lifetime." 

 

We ended Day 1 at a total of $18,144.09! You can still donate online all night long.

 

 

Share this story!

U of M students take fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Canada off campus

If you missed out on Shine Days you can still donate.

Manitoba RCMP looking for missing man

St. Pierre-Jolys RCMP are looking for a missing 29-year-old man.

Thefts becoming an increasing problem for Habitat for Humanity

Representatives with Habitat for Humanity say their build sites are being targeted by…

"Something Broke" breaking every expectation

"Something Broke" has flown up the charts and has blown away the songwriter with the…

Silver Star will return in red

Winnipeg’s well-known Golden Centennaire is down for repairs, and when it’s put back up…

Convoy expected to cause long delays on Perimeter Saturday

The "World's Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics" will be causing significant…

Mennonite pastor giving eyes to see

A Mennonite pastor from the Canadian prairies is now bringing clear vision to people…

Hillsong is becoming its own denomination

Hillsong Church has announced that they are leaving their church's Australian…

Canadian Red Cross opens voting on new Pink Day t-shirt design

The Canadian Red Cross is looking for the public’s help in choosing a new design for its…

Missing Selkirk female may be in Winnipeg

Selkirk RCMP are looking for any information in regards to a missing Selkirk female.

Young pianist performing at U of W has sights set on stardom

One of Manitoba's up-and-coming musicians will open the Virtuosi Concert at the…

Mock car crash marks 20th year

Students from a number of Winnipeg high schools got a firsthand look at the effects and…

Fall weekend family fun: September 21-23

The first day of fall is arriving this weekend. How are you going to enjoy the autumn air?

Winkler senior scammed out of $2,200 on social media

Winkler Police are warning seniors to be vigilant of scams while on Facebook.

Police arrest two in connection to violent robbery

Two men are being charged for allegedly abducting a man this summer, assaulting him,…

UGM thankful for partnerships

Union Gospel Mission (UGM) will be thankful for amazing partnerships this Thanksgiving.

Family and community will be legacy of North End Family Centre

The North End Family Centre (NEFC) will close in October, but those involved with the…

MCI student numbers on the rise

Enrollment at Mennonite Collegiate Institute is trending upward after falling over the…

Calls for prayer as persecution of Chinese Christians intensifies

Christians in China have always faced persecution, but recently it's been increasing…

Lukes in by acclamation

One Winnipeg city councillor has already won in this October's civic election.