January – February 2010
The first ever Poverty Olympics Torch Relay will be held in January and February 2010 in the lead-up to the official Vancouver Winter Olympics. It will end at the Poverty Olympics, the highly successful community event that has been staged in Vancouver for the last 2 years.
So often the face of poverty is the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver but people are struggling all over the province. The Torch Relay will highlight these stories, the stories of your local community, in calling on the government to make some very necessary changes. The Poverty Olympics Torch Relay will hit 18 towns and cities across BC, preceding the official tour by a couple of days. Check your local event listings for details.
View news release for a list of relay locations.