CEO Sleepout

Today House CEO Sleepout

2016 CEO Sleepout Thursday, September 15, 2016 at KR Barkman Park from 7pm-7am.

The Board of Directors of Today House invited community leaders to participate in the 4th annual CEO Sleepout on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at KR Barkman Park in Steinbach.

The Sleepout was a great opportunity to meet others in the community who wanted to make a difference by helping Today House create awareness about those experiencing homelessness in our community, and to raise funds.

As you may know, Today House does not receive ongoing government funding.  As such, events like the CEO Sleepout are essential to funding this important work and ensuring that we are able to offer emergency shelter to those in need.  Minimum fundraising per participant was $100. Our goal to raise $50,000.00 was exceeded – we raised $56,000.00! Thank you for supporting Today House in our effort to provide emergency, overnight shelter to those in greatest need.

2016 details below … please check back for 2017 information.


Do one thing today, for a better community!

If you are a community leader, register to be part of this very meaningful event.

To register or for further information, please email Simone Penner, Chair of Today House, at or call 204-371-1133.

How to Fundraise

Thank you for supporting Today House’s CEO Sleepout 2016. You can sponsor the CEO of your choice or make a direct donation to assist the cause. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $15.00 or more.

With the help of generous folks like you, our campaign goal is to raise $50,000 for Today House.


Confirmed Participants

  1. Bev Unger, Southern Health
  2. Fire Chief Kelvin Toews, City of Steinbach
  3. Irai Rodrigues, Eastman Immigration Services
  4. Roger Blatz, Blatz Works
  5. Cyndy Friesen, Hanover School Division/Agape House
  6. Greg Swenarchuk, Gatten Chiropractic
  7. Creg Nieman, Steinbach Autobody
  8. Ron Loeppky, Ron Loeppky Fairway Ford
  9. Mike Lynes, Mike Lynes Financial
  10. Randy Dueck, Hanover School Division
  11. Timo Gerzen, Grand Denture Clinic
  12. Debbie Krahn, The Chrysalis Fund
  13. Hanh Rempel, Steinbach Primary Care Pharmacy
  14. Elvin Krahn, Business Development Bank of Canada
  15. Matt Neufeld, BSI Insurance Brokers Ltd.
  16. Vicki Olatundun, Steinbach Family Resource Centre
  17. Bob Brandt, Crikside Enterprise Ltd.
  18. Brenton Thompson, Summer Bounce Entertainment
  19. Denver Klassen, Denver’s Window Cleaning
  20. Marty Rempel, Steinbach Towing
  21. Manuel Penner, Ruby Truck Line
  22. Matt Bergen, A.C.T Solutions
  23. Christine Beaumont, Paul Craft Financial Inc.
  24. Dorinda Penner, Chinos Bistro & Sunshine Greenhouse & Landscaping
  25. Terry Hayward, a Liberal
  26. John Fehr, Trucks Unlimited
  27. Edwin Sonsona, MECCCC General Services Ltd.
  28. James Giesbrecht, Landmark Transfer
  29. Jason Hiebert, MCC Thrift Store
  30. Paul Fry, MCC Thrift Store
  31. Pastor Mel Letkeman, Grace Mennonite Church
  32. Colin Darling, CrossFit Steinbach
  33. Jeannette Delong, enVision Community Living
  34. Glen Davies, Creative Print All
  35. Fred Winkler, Farm Credit Canada
  36. Kim Rempel,
  37. Ben Nickel, Ste. Anne Co-op
  38. Elvira Machado, Rogers
  39. Pastor Rev. Terry Gudmundson, St Paul’s Lutheran Church
  40. Harold Laninga, Today House & RCMP Staff Sergeant
  41. Simone Penner, Today House
  42. Dr. Curtis Krahn, Today House & Steinbach Family Medical Ctr
  43. Irene Kroeker, Today House & Steinbach Community Outreach
  44. Allan Penner, Today House & Penner International
  45. Linda Peters, Today House & Steinbach Chamber of Commerce
  46. Shannon Kehler, Today House
  47. Moni Loewen, Today House & ROC Eastman

For more information: Simone Penner Chair, Today House 204.371-1133