Updated: Mar 31, 2020


Drop-in is reduced to one hour per day we are open.

Folks can pick up food and supplies and then depart.

There is a limit of ten guests in our space at any one time.

We are delivering groceries and household supplies to Sunshine House participants on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Brunch is still happening on Sunday, but it is take-out only.

The Sunshine House board and staff are working collaboratively with health care providers, medical professionals and community members to respond appropriately to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of now, we will continue to offer the following vital services to our participants:

  • Meal preparation

  • Provision of supplies

  • General social support

The following components of Sunshine House programming are cancelled for the forseeable future:

  • Special events, including Bingo and Chase the Ace

  • Street Feet

  • Recreational activities at Drop-In and Like That

  • Clothing and furniture donation drop-offs

During drop-in hours, there will be a limit on the number of people that can be in our space at one time. Staff are following very regimented and strict sanitization procedures.

All staff and community members are advised to stay home if they are feeling at all unwell. If participants require provisions and are unable to come to Sunshine House, they can contact us to make arrangements for a delivery.

We are providing information to the participants as it comes in and trying to develop plans and strategies for community members to deal with this crisis. We are also working with the people we have established relationships with to ensure their needs are met as best as possible during this time.

We have partnered with Eadha Sourdough Bakery to provide bread deliveries to those in need in the downtown area.

Shutting down our meal and snack services would mean that our participants would have no option but to rely on other organizations in the city that are already overburdened. Additionally, many of our participants do not have internet access, or other forms of media, in their homes (if they are housed). Self-isolating could have severe repercussions on their well-being. We are looking at a variety of alternatives to provide support for our communities.

Many members of the Sunshine House community have very real concerns about their day-to-day survival, and we want to make sure that we are using our capacity to care for them in this time of heightened stress.

As we all know, the situation is evolving quickly, and these current policies are subject to change. Want to help? We are accepting donations of:

To donate money, visit https://www.sunshinehousewpg.org/donate. For food and supplies donations, please call or email to make an appointment for drop off! (204-783-8565, executivedirector@sunshinehousewpg.org)

Further updates to our COVID-19 response will be posted here on our website, www.sunshinehousewpg.org.

Thank you to the Winnipeg Foundation for providing operational funding during this crisis.

Announcing a BONUS bingo in February! Folks from the Manitoba Medical Students’ Association are organizing -- it’ll be like a regular bingo, but with amazing prizes instead of cash winnings! See you on February 23 — doors at 6:00, show at 6:30.

-Wheelchair accessible

-Gender neutral washrooms

-Food and beverage for purchase


-All are welcome/come as you are!

Introducing a new weekly event! Join us every Friday for Chase the Ace at the Good Will. Stop by from 4-6 p.m., have a drink or a bite to eat and enter to win $$ while supporting the programming at Sunshine House! Tickets to enter the draw will be $5 (max. 20/person per week) and will be on sale from 4:00-5:30. The draw will take place at 5:45 p.m.

Sunshine House Chase the Ace Rules


Prize information

One winning ticket will be drawn for 20% of the daily gross ticket sales and a chance to draw the Ace of Spades from a deck of cards. 30% of the daily sales will go into the “Chase the Ace” accumulating prize, and 50% of the daily sales will be donated to Sunshine House.

If the Ace of Spades is selected by that days winning ticket holder, the winner receives the amount in the Chase the Ace accumulating prize, which also includes 30% of ticket sales for that day.


There will be a maximum of 4000 tickets sold each day, and one individual is not permitted to purchase more than 20 tickets.

The draw for the winning ticket and a chance to draw the Ace of Spades will follow shortly after ticket sales end and once the money is counted. Sunshine House’s designated draw supervisor will conduct the draw procedure.

Individual ticket price is $5.

Event Information

Chase the Ace tickets will be sold each Friday evening at The Good Will Social Club beginning on January 10, 2020 until January 10, 2021.

The selling of tickets happens between 4 PM to 5:30 PM. The draw will happen at 5:45 PM.

The draw procedure will be visible for participants to see.

Draw Information

Ticket sales are restricted to those 18 years of age and older.

The tickets are standard double roll raffle tickets. When a person purchases their tickets they will keep possession of one side of the tickets and place the other side in a large bucket.

The chase card is the Ace of Spades and if it is selected the winner receives the accumulating prize.

There will only be one draw per weekly event. The draw supervisor will announce the winning ticket number at 5:45 PM. There will be two minutes for a person to come forward with the matching ticket number. There will be a subsequent re-draw after two minutes. This process will continue until a winner has been verified.

Draw Procedures

Both before and after the draw, the deck of cards will be displayed in such a manner as to confirm that the Ace of Spades is in the deck. The deck of cards contains 52 cards plus 2 jokers.

All remaining cards in the deck must be placed face-up prior to each draw and in view of the participants. Cards must not overlap one another.

Immediately prior to the draw, all remaining cards must be shuffled and placed face-down, with no cards overlapping another, before the participant chooses their card. The cards cannot be cut or handled by the player at any time.

Once the ticket winner places their ticket on their chosen card, and it has been confirmed by the coordinator, the surrounding cards will be removed. The selected card will be turned over by the coordinator and shared with all of those in attendance.

If the card drawn is not the Ace of Spades, the card is removed from the deck and marked. The marked cards will be displayed for those in attendance to see which cards have been previously selected. The remaining deck will be stored in a secure location at Sunshine House.

Additional Information

If necessary, bent or marked cards must be replaced by a new, identical card; or the entire deck can be replaced, with previously chosen cards removed.

When advertising the event, Sunshine House must include the license number LGCA-6277-RF-33750. The license or a copy of it should be brought to the event each time Chase the Ace happens.

Sunshine House, Inc. | 646 Logan Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3A 0S7 | 204-783-8565 

WINTER 2021 HOURS: Monday 1:00pm - 5:00pm, 6:00pm - 9:00pm* | Tuesday 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Wednesday 1:00pm - 5:00pm, 6:00pm - 9:00pm* | Thursday CLOSED | Friday CLOSED | Saturday 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm | *Like That, the evening drop-in, is primarily for members of the 2SLBTQ+ communties

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