40 hour charity march route plotted and beginning
19 Wing Comox Nijmegen team participates in Victory Marches in the Comox Valley on the 4 and 5 of May 2021 to commemorate the liberation of Holland from Nazi Germany in The Second World War.Please credit: S1 Lisa Wallace, Canadian Armed Forces Photo
At 11:30pm today, a 19 Wing captain will begin his 40 hour long march across the Comox Valley to fundraise support for homeless people.
Captain Fahim Awan’s 160km march has four sections.
- Section one will start at 19 Wing Comox, then go to Seal Bay, Headquarters, Condensory, and finish on Farquharson Drive/ Back Road.
- Section two will start from Farquharson, then go to Cumberland, Royston, Airpark trail, and finish at Farquharson Drive/ Back Road.
- Section three will begin from Farquharson, then go to Dingwall loop, meet Care-a-van at George’s Food Bar, Comox Road, Goose Spit, Crown Isle, and finish at Farquharson.
- Section four will start from Farquharson, going to Knight Road, Comox Ave, Airpark trail, Cliffe Ave, 5th Street to Lewis Park, Ryan Road, then to finish at base with full contingent support.
The 40km marches, which are typically completed in the Netherlands as 4-40km marches over 4 days, will be completed in half that time by Awan. He is estimated to complete the march on June 22nd at 3:30pm.
Comox Valley residents are encouraged to cheer him and other 19 Wing members on.
Awan has previously expressed that he wants to combat homelessness, and that many recent crises in the community have put at-risk people in a worse position. He feels that Comox Care-a-van bypasses stigma around homelessness, which is why he decided to fundraise for them.
To donate to Care-a-van, direct deposit is accepted via firstname.lastname@example.org, cheques can be mailed to 2800 Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay, and online donations are accepted at cvcareavan.ca/donate.