This family-friendly event will include a Torch Parade (starts at 380 E. Hastings at 12:30–come and join!), mascots Creepy the Cockroach, Itchy the Bedbug, and Chewy the Rat, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, events like Skating around Poverty and the Housing Hurdles, a special appearance by Mr. Con Dough. Cockroach Cake will be served. Free. Sponsored by Raise the Rates, Carnegie Community Action Project, Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, Power to Women, Streams of Justice, BC PWA, Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House. For info or to get involved call 604 729-2380.
Please feel free to distribute information about this event far and wide, and check out the Poverty Olympics website at http://povertyolympics.ca. Hope to see you there!