2018 HOMELESSNESS MARATHON - February 22nd 8 pm- 11pm


On February 22, 2018, Local 93.9FM (CICK Smithers Community Radio, Smithers, B.C.) will host a nationwide broadcast in solidarity with the homeless and under-housed. Campus and community radio stations throughout Canada are participating to bring attention and awareness to the housing crisis affecting our communities.

CICK is proud to broadcast this event for the 8th year running and has provided local content for the marathon.

Liliana Dragowska and Dawn Hanson interview a mix of speakers including individuals with personal experiences of homelessness and addiction as well as representatives from local community organizations working on making changes locally.

Guests include:

Taylor Bachrach, Mayor of Smithers, https://www.facebook.com/taylorbachrach1/ 

Cathryn Olmstead, Executive Director, and Candice Crump, Shelter Manager, from Smithers Community Services Association. http://www.scsa.ca

Lucy Gagnon, Wit'set First Nations Band Administrator and former member of the Smithers Action Group Association. http://www.moricetown.ca 

Valarie Laub, Local writer, and actor.

Warren Dubz, with his song "Homelessness" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqsgeU0kcg8&feature=youtu.be 

Mark Perry,  https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/perrymark5 "David and Louie" off his album Aldermere released in 2002 and "Sam" of his album Still Around released in 1993.

In addition, several individuals who have personally struggled with a period of homelessness will share their experiences.

Broadcast begins at 8:00 PM. Listen to CICK's portion of the Homelessness Marathon at 10: PM PST. (Times may vary slightly due to minor changes in the schedule.)

We hope you will tune in and listen (http://www.smithersradio.com  ) to this very timely broadcast.

The Homelessness Marathon is an initiative of the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA); to learn more about the Homelessness Marathon, visit ncra.ca/projects-and-services/homelessness-marathon

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