Mikael was deeply concerned for those who are homeless in our city. He requested that at his funeral there would be an opportunity to donate to this cause instead of giving flowers. The Chan family desires that his wishes would be fulfilled by a memorial gift to Flatlanders Art Space, on the third floor of our building.
Flatlanders is a community of people that live on the second and third floors of this church where people at risk of homelessness can find not just shelter, but a home. Its vision is to be a place of recovery, officially designated transitional housing. Part of the third floor, currently unfinished, has been designated as Flatlanders Artspace; a place where music, dance, painting, pottery, and other arts could be used as a means to recovery, healing, and expression. All money received will go towards developing this room, including a plaque memorializing Mikael's life and passion for the arts. The thirty people who will be living in flatlanders will also share this space for the larger community to teach and share art, and in doing so find new hope, and life, and recovery.
Anyone interested in making such a donation may do so by writing a cheque to "Winnipeg Centre Vineyard" and sending it to:
782 Main Street
Make sure to notate on the cheque that the donation is in memory of Mikael Chan. You will be sent a tax-deductible reciept.