/R E P E A T -- Just 1 child inspires hundreds of teens to climb/
City Councillor joins local group of kids for a worthy cause
VANCOUVER, Aug. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - More than 150 students from Vancouver will attempt to do the Grouse Grind on Wednesday, August 15. The event will be kicked off by Vancouver City Councillor George Affleck, who also plans to trek up the mountain with the group. By participating in this 3 km hike up Grouse Mountain, the group hopes to raise awareness for the challenges children living in developing countries face every day to access basic needs like food, water and education.
The event is a kick off for World Vision's "Just 1 Child" campaign in Vancouver that runs August 15-October 15. The focus of the campaign is to help Vancouver residents recognize that sponsoring just one child is all it takes to make a difference. There are almost 90,000 children overseas who are currently sponsored by Vancouver residents.
Through this campaign, World Vision hopes to find sponsors for 2,500 children. Most of those participating in the hike are from the World Vision Club at the University of British Columbia.
|WHAT:||Students doing the Grouse Grind for children in need|
6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. for media interviews
Students and Councillor ready to embark on the challenge of the summer.
Interviews with students and World Vision representatives.
Media can join the hike.
SOURCE: World Vision CanadaFor further information:
Alicia Pereira, 905-565-6200 ext. 3524, cell: 647.926.7106,
Roshan Chandy, 905-565-6200 ext. 3547, cell: 416.317.3901,