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VETS Canada Volunteers Conduct “Boots on the Ground” Walk in Halifax

02.27.16

It was a chilly day but the sun was shining; it was a great day for a walk which is just what VETS Canada volunteers in Halifax did on 27 February 2016.  They conducted a “Boots on the Ground” walk, they were in search of Veterans who are homeless or who may be in crisis.  There were 17 people present; the group included Veterans, currently serving military members, family members of Veterans and serving members, staff from the halifax OSI Clinic, HRP Community Outreach Officer, Cst. Dave Comer and MP Darren Fisher.

The group was joined by media folks from Global Halifax, CTV Atlantic and CBC.

The volunteers met at the Salvation Army on Gottingen Street for a pre-walk briefing and to chat with some of the people there.  They then walked to Spring Garden Road where they had the opportunity to talk to some more people and then back to the Salvation Army.

Media Support from Global HalifaxIMG_1042
The first volunteer to arrive, modelling his VETS Canada vest.bog walk_vest
Volunteer, Tony brought along his daughterbog walk_tony, daughter
VETS Canada President/CEO, Jim Lowther, briefing the group before heading out…and VETS Canada Chair/Co-founder, Debbie Lowther furiously Tweeting about the events jim:deb salvation army

 

Some of the group paying close attentionIMG_1049
And they’re off

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Their vests look greatIMG_1064
Thanks to Dartmouth-Cole Harbour MP Darren Fisher for joining the groupbog walk_darren fisher
This is what a great group of caring people looks like!bog walk_group

A huge thank you to all who joined us!