Siloam Mission Celebrates 24th Anniversary

Members of Winnipeg's homeless community line up outside Siloam Mission on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 to celebrate the shelter's 24th anniversary. (HANDOUT)

Winnipeg’s Siloam Mission celebrated its 24th birthday on Wednesday by throwing a block party for the inner-city community.

The shelter at 300 Princess Street provided lunch to guests from the Manitoba Pork Council, games and live entertainment by local singer-songwriter Harmony Parent.

The block party was a way of celebrating the progress the shelter has made since opening in 1987 at its old Main Street location. Today, Siloam provides meals and shelter to the city’s homeless population, as well as clothing, art programming, transitional services, recovery meetings, free dental and eye care and other amenities.

To wrap up the afternoon, executive director Floyd Perras addressed the dozens of guests.