Burnaby’s residents asked to take steps to help the homeless

December 5, 2018 by  

Families from across Burnaby will soon be bundling up and taking to the sidewalks to raise awareness about homelessness in the community.

The day will also serve as a fundraiser for two area not-for-profit groups that work to address the issue and make sure that everyone has a warm place to call their own.

The walkers in Burnaby will be joining with others in cities and towns all across the country for this annual event. Two-, five- and ten-kilometer options will be available, and the starting point for all of them will be located at Marlborough Elementary School. They can walk or roll, and strollers, wheelchairs and other assistive devices are welcome. There will be rest stops along the way, and as they go, the participants will be asked to keep in mind their neighbours who may not have a roof over their heads this winter.

The fee to register for the evening is $25, but this will be waived for those who reach set fundraising goals. A banner can be carried at the front of the group participating in an activity like this, which can help to raise awareness and let the public know why they are walking, and these can be sourced from local banner printing services.

February 23 has been set as the date for this opportunity for the public to take concrete steps to end homelessness. Anyone who would like to register can find a link to do so on its event listing.