Support New West seniors at the Grand Parade event

Community members of all ages can have a grand time at this weekend’s fundraiser for the Seniors Services Society.

The society is hosting a fun-filled fundraising walk – the Grand Parade – on Saturday, June 1 at River Market. Participants can take part in a 2.5- or five-kilometre walk in downtown New West and along the waterfront.

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The Seniors Services Society’s goal is to raise $25,000, which will help support temporary housing needs, outreach and housing navigation services for seniors who are homeless and at-risk for homelessness.

“Our incredible society helps vulnerable seniors 60+ throughout the Lower Mainland with housing navigation support, temporary housing, and outreach in addition to non-medical supports and programs to enhance social connectivity and encourage seniors to stay in their homes,” said Nipa Bhalla, the society’s resource development officer.

Registration opens at 9 a.m., with the opening ceremony starting at 10 a.m. The walk gets underway at 10:15 a.m. and a meal service for all walkers and volunteers (light snacks, tea and coffee) will be served on the boardwalk beginning at 11 a.m. and going until 1 p.m.

The walk is free for kids 10 and under. Registration is $40 – or waived for youth aged 11 to 17 who fundraise a minimum of $75 and adults aged 18 and up who raise a minimum of $150.

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