We are on a roll with anniversaries! With L’Arche Winnipeg’s 50th anniversary just behind us, we are gearing up for another milestone this spring – our 20th annual Walk with L’Arche fundraising event. This event started back in 2005 when over a hundred walkers gathered in Kern Park, carrying blue balloons through Transcona on a route leading past L’Arche Winnipeg’s 4 homes. Since then, the walk (and L’Arche) has grown, with hundreds of friends, families and supporters coming out every year to celebrate and sustain the community. We are incredibly grateful for these last 19 years of community support from people like you!

This year, we hope to reconnect with members who have been involved in our community through the years, as we celebrate 20 years of meaningfully impactful Walk with L’Arche events. Barbara, who has attended all 19 fundraising walks, is looking forward to celebrating this anniversary: “I like walking with my friends, and I like the party afterwards. I’m excited to walk with everyone this year!”

Our 2024 Vickar Automotive Walk with L’Arche event will be held on Sunday, May 5th at the Oxford Heights Community Club (359 Dowling Ave E). Registration opens at 12:30, with the chance to enter for some of our biggest prizes yet (shhhhh – no spoilers!). We’ll gather at the starting line at 2pm, to walk a 1km or 5km route down the Transcona trail. Cross the finish line and dance your way into our outdoor afterparty with live music, free BBQ lunch and entertainment for the whole family!

Registration costs $15 for adults and $10 for kids. Anyone is welcome to register at the event, but early registration is encouraged – sign up before April 5th with a minimum of $100 raised, and receive a free Walk with L’Arche t-shirt!
And don’t forget that everyone who fundraises over $200 will receive a free gift card to L’Arche’s Tova Café! The more money raised, the bigger the gift card- with up to $200 value.

“I’m excited to collect pledges from people at church,” shares Russell, who has been attending Walk with L’Arche events since the beginning. He is often joined by a large group of supporters: “I like walking with my family and friends.” We hope you’ll join us for this special day- your support, no matter the size, will help ensure the most meaningful and memorable Walk with L’Arche event to date. Ready to register? Download the registration form, fill it out, and either email it to office@larchewinnipeg.org or drop it off at our office! We look forward to walking with you!

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