Sleeping on the street tonight

Today’s the day me and 40 Winnipeg CEOs hit the streets for a good cause. It’s the first ever CEOs for Downtown Sleepout, where we’re going to be spending the night sleeping outside Portage & Main. I truly can’t imagine what it would be like to have to spend every night outside with no home to come back to – I don’t think anyone who hasn’t been there can – but by sleeping out we’re hoping to get people talking about issues like homelessness and poverty in our city and raise some money to go towards solutions. All day long today, starting with breakfast, activities will be going on at 201 Portage and we’ll be collecting donations for the BIZ’s Change for the Better program, supporting homeless employment programs like Siloam Mission’s Mission: Off the Streets Team. All the CEOs sleeping out have been putting in lots of time and effort raising money, and we’re now at $60,000 of our $100,000 goal. Come down and visit us and support a good cause downtown – things are starting with breakfast this morning and finishing with breakfast tomorrow morning!

Portage & Main, 201 Portage Avenue Courtyard
9am – 11am              Breakfast courtesy of Diversity Foods $5 suggested donation
10:30am – 11:30am  Music: Zoppa
12pm – 1pm              Soup & Bannock Lunch courtesy of Diversity Foods $5 suggested donation
12pm – 1pm              Music: Fire & Smoke
5pm – 6pm                Music: Alex Paradoski
7:30pm – 8:00pm      Presentation with participating CEOs: Rob Johnston and Diane Gray 8:30pm – overnight   CEO Participants Sleep Out

Making a Change for the Better in Downtown Winnipeg Breakfast with keynote speaker Mr. Tim Richter
Friday, September 30, 2011, 8:00am – 9:30am
IMAX Theatre, 3rd Floor, Portage Place
Cost: $25 per ticket, with proceeds going to Change for the Better; call 958-4640
8:00am             Light Breakfast and Meet and Greet
8:30am – 8:50am         CEOs for Downtown Sleepout Presentation with Floyd Perras of Siloam Mission and Margo Goodhand of the Winnipeg Free Press
8:50am – 9:30am         Presentation by Tim Richter, Calgary Homeless Foundation

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