On Saturday, September 22, 2012, Blanket BC Society held their inaugural 5k Hike for the Homeless event at Minnekhada Park in Coquitlam. We were honoured to have wonderful guest speakers such as Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart, Port Coquitlam Councillor Glenn Pollock, former SHARE Society Chair Marylin Craig and Sandee Burpee of the Tri-Cities Homelessness Task Force. We were also honoured to have former World champion and Olympic wrestler Chris Wilson volunteer (first on site) at this very fun event! Blanket BC had a healthy turnout of amazing "Blanketeers" and participants and because of these wonderful people, we managed to raise nearly $600 and create greater awareness about homelessness and the hardships individuals and families are going through in the Tri-City area. Times are tough on families, more so than even a few years ago and Blanket BC Society will continue doing their part to help out! Want to donate? Please click the DONATE page.
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On behalf of the Blanket BC family, THANK-YOU!!!
Gregory Ould, founder
Blanket BC Society
Join us on Saturday, September 22 at 10am for a great outdoor family event - where each step can improve the life of someone less fortunate. A suggested donation of $20 is requested - or if you prefer to provide warm blankets, clothing or non-perishables - we will be sure to pass them along to people who are in need. Come and enjoy the great weather we're having and make a difference!
10am - Project Manager Zahra Jumal will do a quick introduction and welcome everybody to our event
10:05 - Founder's Message
10:10 - Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart
10:15 - Deputy Mayor of Port Coquitlam
10:20 - SHARE Director Marilyn Craig - The importance of giving food year round.
10:25 - Last word
10:30 - Ribbon Cutting
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