Project Connect to Bring Community Together During Homelessness Action Week

Release date: 
October 5, 2018

The City of Kamloops and the Lived Experience Committee are excited to host the 5th annual Project Connect event on Wednesday, October 10, 2:00-6:00 pm, in the Valley First Lounge at Sandman Centre. While providing food, live music, and games in a fun atmosphere, this event aims to connect people who are struggling to make ends meet with services and supports that can help them improve their lives.

“Ultimately, this event is about building community,” said Ty Helgason, the City’s Project Manager - Housing and Homelessness. “It’s about recognizing the contribution every individual makes to our community and providing the opportunity to make connections.”

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

This event takes place in the middle of Homelessness Action Week, which is an annual event dedicated to bringing public awareness and understanding to the issue of homelessness in BC. The City and the Lived Experience Committee thank all of the participating agencies and organizations for being a part of this event.