On Saturday December 3 The Salvation Army inVictoriarenamed their Community and Family Services Centre to The Stan Hagen Centre for Families.
Celebrations included a traditional Welcome Song & Dance performed by the Esquimalt Singers and Dancers, speeches by Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, MLA for OakBay– Gordon Head, Ida Chong and MLA for Saanich North and the Islands, Murray Coell. Also on hand to offer words of inspiration was Executive Director for the Stan Hagen Centre for Families, Mr. Pat Humble, Divisional Commander Major Larry Martin, master of ceremonies was Divisional Secretary of Public Relations, Major Brian Venables and speaking on behalf of the Hagen Family was Mr. Tom Ellwood, lifelong Salvationist and dear friend to the Hagens.
Judy Hagen, Stan’s wife, was joined by four of her five children, her grandson and Stan’s sister.
Following the speeches, we welcomed the public to tour the facility including the newly upgraded Stan Hagen Learning Centre, a computer lab enabling us to offer our clients the opportunity to upgrade into today’s technologically integrated world.
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us, Stan was a dear friend to the community, putting others first – especially the needs of Families. It is a true honour to partner with his family to further advance our work and his legacy.