Welcome to the Downtown Eastside, where poverty and homelessness continue to rise and gentrification threatens our community despite Olympic promises. Here, we do things our own way - we are inviting the world in to attend the third annual Poverty Olympics!
Join our mascots Itchy the Bedbug, Chewy the Rat and Creepy the Cockroach in a dignified torch relay from VANDU (380 East Hastings St.), shining the light of equality on our beloved neighbourhood. March with us to the Japanese Hall and enjoy hilarious street theatre, music and refreshment!
Wrestling for Community!
Olympic Promises Slalom race!
Gold Medal hockey - Team VANOC vs. Team DTES!
Cockroach cake will be served!
Free - family event.
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