2019 Walk to End Social Isolation & Loneliness

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Start: The Plaza of Nations Square
End: The Olympic Village Square
Festivities continue in Olympic Village Square from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

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.

Create your impact now!

  •  Hear stories of inspiration/ discuss your local impact
  •  Bond with others in your local community 
  •  Food trucks & Entertainment 
  •  Win Door prizes!!!

On this day we “STAND STRONG TOGETHER”! Stand for connectedness and belonging: Whoever, wherever you came from… your presence and your voice matter!

Volunteer Opportunities

 We are still looking for some remarkable people to join the team the day of the event.  Some positions still available in the welcoming committee, for route stewards and set up/take down, great way to enhance your resume.  Please email Maheshi@beyondtheconversation.ca.  

Please Note:
By joining the walk that you take the full responsibility of your safety and well being as an adult. If you are a minor that you are accompanied by a parent or a guardian. On this day, a volunteer photographer will be taking photos throughout the event. If you do not wish to be photograph please inform our photographer on this day. Thank you!

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

By Phone: 778-710-1499
By Email: contact@beyondtheconversation.ca