LETHBRIDGE - The 4th Annual Shelter Me! Party in the Park will take over Galt Gardens on
It's hosted by a number of community partners including Social Housing in
Action, the Downtown BRZ, London Road Neighborhood Association, McCan, Peak
Vocational and Support Services, Amnesty International and the Community
Substance Abuse Response Team.
There will be free kids activities, live
entertainment, an open air market and a concession offering inexpensive hotdogs,
pop and chips. Those who live in the shelter get a free meal, as well coupons
were sent out in food bank hampers in June and July.
Vincent says "it's about raising awareness, it's about getting people into the
downtown core, it's about realizing that our neighbors who are struggling aren't frightening, aren't anything, they're just people who really just need to be
understood and we just need to come together to give them a hand."
The event kicks off at 10:30am on Friday and runs until 4pm.