As Presented at our 2023 Bricks and Mortar Gala
Stonewall Recovery Porchlight Award presented by Sue Deyell, QR Calgary
This award celebrates an individual who has risen to the challenge of fostering a safe community for queer individuals. These individuals have seen a need, whether it be opening their door to kicked out youth, volunteering in support, or creating a community that is safe and welcoming to everyone and anyone. The person sees what needs to be done and just does it. They are an advocate but would never use that word to describe themself.
Presented to: Dave Richards (Deva Dave)
Stonewall Recovery First Brick Award Presented by Alex Gysen, TD
In honour of those who have thrown the first metaphoric brick (or not), this award celebrates those who never stop fighting for what's right, who stand up and ensure each person in the 2SLGBTQ+ community is represented and treated with respect and equality. Whether it be the queer individual struggling with addiction, with no place to call home, the trans person who is denied healthcare, or the teenager afraid to come out. This award represents the struggle to do what is right and the drive to never back down in the face of adversity.
Presented to: Janis Irwin
The Obelisk Award Presented by Brittney Sawyer and Steve Archambault, Stonewall Recovery
Like a pillar of granite or marble, this award recognizes a volunteer of the stonewall recovery team who is steadfast, unmovable and holds up the community. This member shows unwavering commitment to the mission and vision of Stonewall Recovery Centre. Volunteers are a cornerstone of not-for-profit organizations.
Presented to: Cassidy ElDarazi & Dee Murphy
Our sponsors play a crucial role in the functionality and progress of Stonewall Recovery. We are very grateful to every one of our sponsors for their contributions and we must say that we would not be where we are without you! If you haven't donated yet, don't wait! Your name could be here!
Simon House Recovery Centre
TD Canada Trust
Centre for Sexuality
The Cross House Restaurant
The Church of St. Lawrence
Onyx & Ivy
Smash Crafts YYC
Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
Dr. John Rook
Raine Velde Webber