May 25, 2014 1:53 pm

Local walk hopes to make a difference in reducing poverty around the world

World Partnership Walk

The World Partnership Walk takes place in Vancouver today, raising funds to help alleviate global poverty.

The walk happens in 10 cities across Canada annually, and this year marks the walk’s 30th anniversary.

Around 5,000 people are expected for the walk Sunday afternoon.

Organizers hope to raise $2 million locally, and $7 million across Canada.

100 per cent of funds raised in Canada go towards battling poverty in Africa and Asia, according to the Aga Khan Foundation who is putting on the event.

“The funds we raise are further leveraged with the help of the Canadian government – which makes them very impactful,” says Zahed Lalani, regional campaign manager. “It’s not about a hand out, but a hand up.”

Today’s walk starts at Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park in Vancouver.

 

 

 

 

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