2019 Walk to End Social Isolation & Loneliness

Date: Sunday, September 21, 2019
Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Location: Olympic Village Square, Vancouver

In search for solutions to this epidemic in our modern society, Beyond the Conversation (BTC) is hosting the 2nd Annual Walk to End Social Isolation. An inclusive, multicultural event that aims to draw the Greater Vancouver community for up to 1,000 people representing different demographics. At 9:30 am we start at Plaza of Nations (750 Pacific Boulevard). The walk will begin at 10:00am and head along False Creek past Telus World of Science and will finish at the square in Olympic Village near the community centre. A blessing ceremony from Elder Eugene Harry of Cowichan Tribe will set the tone of the day, followed by welcoming our honorable guests and recognizing our community partners. This day is packed with speakers from different backgrounds who will share their lived stories and expect a group conversation at this event to encourage the participants to identify barriers they believed is contributing to the issues of
social isolation, loneliness and mental health and to bring about solutions.

This is why we would like to extend an invitation to you to join our second annual Walk to End Social Isolation, meet our volunteers and share a few words with our participants. If you are unable to attend, we would be happy to accept written greetings for our team to read to the audience.

We promise you a respectful and interested audience of people who, like you, only want what is best for our communities and all of Canada. We would like to hear your ideas, your plans and your suggestions on what we can do to work together and how we can help.

Demographic

Based on our 2018 walk participants, seniors were 39%, the 18 to 39 year old were 28%, the 40+ were 33%. We are anticipating that in 2019 participation will be similar and expecting to have even larger audience of up to 1000 people or more due to increased accessibility, distance (1.4 km), locations and that the event is being scheduled on a Saturday.

Donations Welcome

Pledge friends & supporters.
Free t-shirt with $35+ donation.

Sponsorship

To sponsor our walk, download and complete the Sponsorship package. This package details the benefits of each sponsorship level and contains instructions to sponsor out 2nd annual Walk to End Social Isolation.

. This package details the benefits of each sponsorship level and contains instructions to sponsor out 2nd annual Walk to End Social Isolation.

Register

There are 3 ways to register, by phone, by email, online.

Register By Phone: 778-710-1499
Register By Email: contact@beyondtheconversation.ca
Register Online: Complete this form

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