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The Young Adults and Youth (YAAY) Committee is inviting you to join us in running or walking to raise money to bring a family of refugees to Winnipeg. If not registering as a walker/runner, please consider donating in support of one of our participants.
Using an app called Pacer, all participants will collectively run or walk a total of 900km between June 14th and June 19th. While Turkey is closer to 9,000km from Winnipeg, we decided that one-tenth of that would be a more doable goal. All participants who raise or donate at least $20 will be eligible to win prizes for three different categories. All participants will also receive a gift of a plant for their participation.
This is one of the fundraisers being put on by the YAAY Committee with support from Young United Church to bring a family of refugees to Winnipeg from Turkey to join their daughter who is already living here. We need to raise a total of $8000, of which we have already raised $2500. All money raised will be used to help the family settle into life in Canada by providing means to access housing, transport and other important resources. Please support this fundraiser by sponsoring any participant in the Trek to Turkey: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/young-united-church/p2p/trecktoturkey/
Prizes will be available for the following categories:
– Participant who raised the most money
– Participant who travelled the most kilometres in the week
– Random draw for all participants who raised at least $20
This is a virtual event, meaning that you can participate from anywhere, as long as you can use the app. Information about how to use the app and how to donate or collect donations will be sent to you after you register.
If you have any questions about the fundraiser and event, please send us an email at email@example.com.