Joe Roberts to Push into the Sault Wednesday


The Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and our Community Partners are pleased to announce that Joe Roberts and his Push for Change Campaign to end youth homelessness will be arriving into the Sault Ste. Marie area.

Roberts, a former homeless youth and current entrepreneur is pushing a shopping cart, a symbol of chronic homelessness, throughout the Algoma District on a 9,000 kilometre, 517-day trek across Canada to raise awareness and funds for ending youth homelessness.

push-for-change-posterOn Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Roberts will be arriving in Echo Bay at 1:45 pm and students from Echo Bay Public School will join Joe for a walk to the school from Township Office on Church St. He will then participate in a presentation at the school at 2:00 pm followed by a meet and greet event. This event is open to all members of the public.

On Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 9:00 am Roberts will be attending Mountain View Public School on Mahler Road in Goulais River where he will speak to students followed by a meet and greet. This event is also open for all members of the public to join in.

On Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 1 – 4 pm the public are invited to attend a free outdoor public event for the Push for Change on Gore Street. Roberts will meet and speak at an outdoor rally with the support of some special guests. There will also be warming barrels, hot chocolate, and activities taking place.

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