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Together truck rolling into Vancouver to help end global poverty

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DH Vancouver Staff Apr 18, 2016 3:04 pm

The innovative Together truck will arrive in Vancouver on April 28, hoping to inspire Canadians to take action to end global poverty and change the world for the better.

Together: An exhibition on global development is an interactive, bilingual experience, featuring powerful photography, a global citizen quiz and an interactive world map.

Visitors are invited to climb aboard and explore the custom-built truck with 1,000 square feet of exhibition space, travelling coast-to-coast over the next two years.

The truck was developed by the Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), and features the work of 21 Canadian organizations working to reduce poverty around the world.

Visitors will also be able to share their own ideas for making a difference in the developing world, says AKFC’s Christine McGuire.

“Vancouver is celebrated for its global connectedness, diverse roots, and hubs of innovation and idea-sharing,” McGuire told Vancity Buzz. “We are very excited to launch our western and central Canada tour in Vancouver and celebrate Together!”

“We hope that visitors leave the exhibition feeling empowered and inspired to be agents of change in our world – that each and every one of us can make a difference locally and globally.

Here’s a sneak peek of what’s inside:

Inside the Together Truck (AKFC)

Inside the Together Truck (AKFC)

Inside the Together Truck (AKFC)

Inside the Together Truck (AKFC)

The Together Truck will be open to the public, completely free, in the following locations around Vancouver, as well as others further afield. Full schedule at together.akfc.ca.

Vancouver Public Library

Where: 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

When: 
April 28, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
April 29 and 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Mulgrave School

Where: 2330 Cypress Bowl Lane, West Vancouver

When: May 2 and 3, 3 to 5 p.m.

Ismaili Centre Burnaby

Where: 4010 Canada Way, Burnaby

When: May 26 and 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

World Partnership Walk

Where: Lumberman’s Arch – 3301 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver

When: May 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Vancity Buzz is a proud media partner of the World Partnership Walk

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