On Monday, May 13 close to 100 high school students from across the city teamed up with VPD school liaison officers in a tug-of-war contest, called Pulling for Inner City Kids, on the north lawn of the Vancouver Art Gallery. The tug-of-war is an annual event hosted by CLICK (Contributing to Lives of Inner City Kids) and the VPD. It kicked off Vancouver's 10th Annual Inner City Kids Week (ICKW).
Tonight, CLICK is hosting a fundraiser at Creekside Community Centre. Click here to learn more.
Tonight's event is an annual fundraising reception and silent auction called Definitely Not a Gala. It is emceed by local 'man about town' Fred Lee at the Creekside Community Centre. The award-winning Templeton Secondary School Culinary Arts team will cater the reception.
The goal of ICKW is to raise funds for a wide range of programs that support Vancouver children living in poverty. This year, CLICK organizers say they aimto raise $75,000 for programs include safe out-of-school care, breakfast programs, sports and recreation, arts and culture, literacy programs and leadership camps.
To attend tonight's event, click here.