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Join us for these community events!

Hello Community First friends and supporters! We are inviting you to participate in these upcoming events:  Support kids and get active KidSport is hosting its annual MOVE430 fundraiser, where participants sign up for a virtual all-ages challenge to move for 30 minutes every day throughout April. Activities can include running, walking, hiking, yoga, cycling’s swimming or working out. Registration opens March 1, and the challenge runs from April 1 to 30. Registration costs $30, and funds go to the BC chapter of your choice.  KidSport is a non-profit that provides grants to families to remove financial barriers to sport. In 2023, KidSport provided $41,000 in grants to 120 kids in New Westminster alone.  Register here :)   Join our team: Steel & Oak Beer Run Community First will also have a team in Steel & Oak’s sold-out annual Beer Run, and we’re inviting more people to join. The event takes place Saturday, May 11, and involves a 2.5 km loop starting at Queen’s Park. Participants can walk or run. There will be post-event socializing with a beer garden and food truck. Registration is $45, and while the event is sold out, you can still join Mayor Patrick Johnstone, Councillors Tasha Henderson and Ruby Campbell, and School Trustee Cheryl Sluis on our fast-growing team. Register here  Save the date: July 14 for Guru Nanak Free Kitchen Bike/Walk  On Sunday, July 14, Guru Nanak is hosting their free kitchen fundraiser to help feed people in need. Stay tuned for more details. Community First will have a team for this event as well. Click here for more details. 

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Community First cares about climate action

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