Project Connect to Bring Community Together During Homelessness Action Week

Release date: 
October 15, 2019

The City of Kamloops is excited to host the 6th annual Project Connect on Wednesday, October 16, 1:00–5:00 pm, at the Alliance Church, 200 Leigh Road.

Since 2014, this annual event has helped to connect people who are struggling to make ends meet with services and supports that can improve their quality of life.

“This is an inclusive event. We invite anyone who wants to learn about services, agencies, and programs available in our community that can help make a difference,” said Ty Helgason, the City’s Project Manager - Housing and Homelessness. “It’s an opportunity to make connections and learn about the support that is available in a fun and informal setting.”

Project Connect is free for anyone to attend and will offer a variety of activities, including:

  • a free BBQ provided by the Valleyview Overlanders Lions Club
  • free flu shots from Interior Health
  • games, activities, and giveaways by various community agencies
  • live music
  • free bike repairs
  • free transit to and from the event

This event takes place in the middle of this year’s Homelessness Action Week, which is dedicated to bringing public awareness and understanding to the issue of homelessness in BC. The City thanks all of the participating agencies and organizations for being a part of this event.