Participants walk to raise funds and awareness for clean water projects in Africa
MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 4, 2018 /CNW/ - On Saturday, July 7, Tugboat Bay will once again host the Kelowna 6K for Water. Last year's event saw hundreds of participants walking, running and rolling to help bring clean water to some of the world's most vulnerable children. As a result, Kelowna provided 5,200 children with clean water.
This year's special guests are from the Harlem Globetrotters who are no strangers to the benefits of clean water, having recently returned from Mozambique where they saw the importance of water and sanitation first hand.
"We're pumped to be heading to Kelowna for this event. What we saw in Mozambique has inspired us to work for clean water for kids everywhere. Giving back is important to us, so being a part of the Kelowna 6K where everyone shares a similar passion is exciting," says Hoops, one of the Harlem Globetrotters who will be at the 6K.
The day will be packed with activities for the whole family, including food trucks, a visit from Mayor Basran and a chance to meet the Harlem Globetrotters for the first 200 participants who sponsor a child. The walk is sandwiched between a VIP breakfast at the Delta and a post walk performance by the Harlem Globetrotters. At least 2000 people are expected to participate.
"I was so inspired by the generosity of Kelowna residents last year. We are stronger when we work together and this event enables us to have a greater impact on improving the lives of the world's most vulnerable children," says Michael Messenger, President of World Vision Canada.
How Kelowna can get involved:
- Register yourself or a team for the event at: www.worldvision.ca/kelowna
- Support a participant here: www.worldvision.ca/kelowna
- Buy your ticket for the VIP breakfast: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kelowna-6k-for-water-vip-breakfast-with-the-harlem-globetrotters-tickets-45560277015
- Join our Facebook event page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1937370046581191/
- Saturday, July 7, 2018 was proclaimed "World Vision Kelowna 6k For Water Day" by Mayor Colin Basran
- World Vision is reaching one new person with clean water every 10 seconds
- This is the second Kelowna 6K for Water
- The distance of six kilometres is the average distance those in developing countries have to walk to find water.
About World Vision
World Vision is a relief, development and advocacy organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, World Vision is dedicated to working with the world's most vulnerable people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
SOURCE World Vision Canada
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