In recognition of the successful completion of Errol Povah’s 6-month, 6,000 kilometre trans-continental Journey for a Tobacco-Free World (JTFW) — a marathon a day, 6 days a week — Airspace Action on Smoking and Health is proud to announce…
THE JTFW HOME-COMING RUN!
All the details have not yet been finalized, but we can tell you this:
The Home-Coming Run (HCR) — a total of 123 km (1 km for each Canadian killed by tobacco, each and every day) — will take place over a period of 3 days, from Tue, Jan 11 to Thu, Jan 13, 2011… MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
START: Tuesday, January 11, 2011… 7:30 a.m.
at the intersection of the Lougheed Highway/Hwy #7 and Nelson St. (between Silverdale and Mission, near the eastern end of a long straight stretch). Errol and his support crew will be at that intersection — rain/snow or shine — for about half an hour prior to the launch of the JTFW HCR. Since there is currently a lot of highway construction in that area, we chose #7 and Nelson because it’s a relatively big and safe area. The HCR will actually commence at 8:00 a.m., from about 0.7 km west of the #7/Nelson intersection.
FINISH: Tuesday, January 11, 2011… 5:00 p.m.
at Vancouver General Hospital, 855 W. 12th Ave., Vancouver (in front of the Main Entrance/Pattison Pavillion).
Total distance: 63 km (1 1/2 marathons)…with one very brief stop at the Terry Fox statue at the Port Coquitlam library.
START: Wednesday, January 12, 2011… 9:00 a.m. at VGH.
FINISH: Wednesday, January 12, 2011… 3:00 p.m. at Tsawwassen ferry terminal.
Total distance: 30 km.
START: Thursday, January 13, 2011… 9:00 a.m. (after catching the 7:00 a.m. sailing from Tsawwassen)
at Swartz Bay ferry terminal.
FINISH: Thursday, January 13, 2011… 2:00 p.m. at the B.C. Legislature.
Total distance: 30 km.
Anyone who has ever been touched by tobacco (virtually everyone!) is invited to come out and join Errol for any period of time at all…5 minutes, 5 hours, all day or even ALL 3 DAYS!
CORPORATE SPONSORS ARE ONCE AGAIN BEING SOUGHT, ESPECIALLY HOTELS…TO PUT ERROL (and possibly a Support Crew of 2 or 3) UP FOR THE NIGHTS OF JANUARY 10, 11, 12 AND 13 (10th, 11th + 12th in the Lower Mainland, 13th in Victoria).
Stay tuned for more details.
ATTENTION MEDIA: Please contact Errol directly, at 778 899-4832