Vancouver And Abbotsford RRT Hydrates The Community
On September 16, RRT set up a tent, some tables and buckets of water bottles in a field close to a public walkway in downtown Vancouver.
Soaring temperatures raced across the province of BC this summer, setting records and driving thousands of people from all over to lakes, pools and beaches. This year, the months of July and August were the driest ever recorded at the Vancouver International Airport!
As the summer came to a close, many locals and tourists flocked to the parks in downtown Vancouver to enjoy the balmy sea air and beautiful scenery. Choosing a warm September Saturday, members of the Rapid Relief Teams (RRT) from both Abbotsford and Vancouver headed to Sunset Beach Park’s crowded paths with cases of water bottles and coolers of ice. On such a nice warm day, the shade of the tent was a perfect opportunity to catch their breath and cool down with a swig of pure spring water before moving on with their exercise.
With cyclists and pedestrians streaming by, the RRT volunteers were kept extremely busy trying to get a cold-water bottle to everyone that they could.
The two teams handed out approximately 960-1000 water bottles to pedestrians and cyclists passing by for 4 hours until all stocks of water were exhausted. Abbotsford & Vancouver RRT members really enjoyed handing out water bottles and making sure every person and pet that past stayed hydrated. There was a lot of very positive feedback and compliments received by many.