World Refugee Day—Come celebrate with us! - Saturday, June 18 at 11:30 am
The YMCAs of Québec - June 13 2016
To celebrate World Refugee Day, we invite you to join us for a 1 km walk on Saint Catherine Street in Montréal. The walk will start at the YMCA Residence, which provides short-term housing and a variety of services for refugees. The YMCA Residence is located at 4039 Tupper Street, near the Atwater metro station.
This year, we will be hosting a big party with music, dance, lots of colours and many other surprises! Several organizations dedicated to the refugee cause will hold information kiosks and interactive activities. We will also hear from some refugees during the event.
Participants are invited to assemble at 11:30 am in front of the YMCA Residence. The walk will officially start at 1:00 pm and end in front of the Church of St James the Apostle, located at 1439 Saint Catherine Street West.
This symbolic walk is organized by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Action Réfugiés Montréal (ARM) and Montreal City Mission (MCM).