Community comes out for L’Arche Walk
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This article was published 13/05/2022 (313 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
On May 7, L’Arche Winnipeg held the 18th annual Walk with L’Arche virtually, in parks across the city.
“We feel overwhelmed with gratitude for those who pledged, sent donations, volunteered, and sponsored our major fundraising event of the year,” said Eliane Vieira, L’Arche Winnipeg’s director of fund development and communications.
“Because it was a virtual event, it’s hard to guess the number of people walking yesterday, but through photos submitted and messages received by email and social media channels, we can say with confidence that over 100 people walked with and for us on Saturday.”
In the lead up to the event, which is is L’Arche Winnipeg’s largest annual fundraiser, greeting signs were posted in parks throughout the city, including St. Vital, Kildonan, and Assiniboine Parks.
“For the sake of nostalgia, we also added signs at the Transcona Trail, the path of choice for our in-person event for several years,” Vieira added. “Because of the pandemic, this is the third year that our walk goes virtual, and we found out that some supporters still choose to walk there. I was surprised with the amount of photos submitted from that location. That show the level of support coming from our local Transcona community and we are so grateful to be in such neighbourhood.”
Vieira said that L’Arche is grateful for all the donations that have come in for far, which at press time was over $31,000.
“We hope to reach our goal of $50,000 in donations by May 31,” she added.
For more information, or to contribute, visit larchewinnipeg.org
Sheldon Birnie is a reporter/photographer for the Free Press Community Review. The author of Missing Like Teeth: An Oral History of Winnipeg Underground Rock (1990-2001), his writing has appeared in journals and online platforms across Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. A husband and father of two young children, Sheldon enjoys playing guitar and rec hockey when he can find the time. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org Call him at 204-697-7112