Car-Free Sunday in the Valley

ValleyLinks will run two events on Car-Free Sunday this weekend.

ValleyLinks will run two events on Car-Free Sunday this weekend.

ValleyLinks will incorporate CHALK4PEACE as well as a Dance Dance Revolution pre-fundraising event for Extra Life.

CHALK4PEACE is devoted to making a peaceful artistic statement with sidewalk chalk to advocate for peace. We want everyone to share their visions and messages of peace without regard to their nationality, ethnicity, or political beliefs.

CHALK4PEACE further encourages relationships between municipalities and artists so that communities around the world become united in supporting the expression of peace.

Extra Life is an international charity that involves gamers in a 24-hour gaming marathon to raise money for children. This charity began when a girl named Victoria Enmon was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

The charity was created shortly afterwards when members of a gaming organization known as the Sarcastic Gamer Community sent in video games and bought gifts to try to keep her spirits up despite numerous hospital stays and three bouts with the deadly disease.

All money raised by the ValleyLinks team supports BC Children’s Hospital. This is a great way for kids to play video games and contribute to a meaningful cause that directly affects kids.

Mom and Dad will be impressed at their child’s desire to help others, the kids get to play video games, and Extra Life receives both more awareness and raises money to help kids at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

This event is on Sept. 25 and located at ValleyLinks 532 Fifth St. in Courtenay from 1 to 5 p.m.

It’ll be great fun for the family, so bring down the whole gang and play Dance Dance Revolution and sidewalk chalk for great causes. There will be hotdogs by donation and all proceeds go to B.C. Children’s Hospital.

— ValleyLinks

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