Category: Fundraising

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  • Peter’s Story: Giving the Gift of Hope

    For Peter, choosing to become a Renascent donor and supporter was a simple decision to make. After successfully navigating his own recovery with support from many, Peter decided to give back and help others who are in need. “It’s all about giving back,” says Peter, who had a successful professional career. “Life is good for … Continued


    Shannon’s story: Trading in Hopelessness for Hopefulness

    I discovered alcohol and drugs at 17 years old when I went away to university.  Very quickly alcohol became my ‘everything’.  It was my coping mechanism for all things. It made me feel larger than life, uninhibited, and comfortable with my peers.  Alcohol slowly began to interfere with my daily living.  My life began revolving … Continued


    Tammie’s Story: Why I walk on the Road to Recovery

    By Tammie K., Graham Munro Treatment Centre Alumni I am participating in Renascent’s Road to Recovery Walkathon/Run to help give back the HOPE that I was given during my stay at their Graham Munro Treatment Centre (Munro). I had always lived with so much regret and disappointment that I had not made a better career … Continued


    Running Through Recovery

    It was just a few years ago that Brendan stumbled into treatment for alcohol addiction at Renascent’s Punanai Treatment Centre (Punanai), barely able to walk. Today, he’s lacing up his running shoes, training for Renascent’s Road to Recovery Walkathon/Run, to help raise funds for addiction treatment for people in need. Brendan knows all too well … Continued


    Alumni Corner with Rich Clune

    During the holidays, all three Renascent treatment houses hosted a special movie screening of “Hi, My Name is Dicky”, a documentary about hockey player and Renascent alumni, Rich Clune. Following the film, Rich and one of the film’s directors tuned in over Zoom for a one-hour fireside chat and Q&A session with our clients, staff, … Continued


    A holiday to remember

    This holiday was like no other for our clients. For some, this would have been the first holiday in a long time with a roof over their head, a home cooked meal, and a gift under the tree.  Navigating the first weeks of recovery is challenging at the best of times, not to mention experiencing … Continued