Moving Our Feet For Art City

For: Art City, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Organizer: Michael Bennett
Moving Our Feet For Art City (Art City, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
of $4,000 goal
100% Complete
Raised by 76 donors

The Story

Art City needs our help. Founded in 1997 by internationally acclaimed artist Wanda Koop, Art City is committed to providing *free* professional art programming to inner-city children. They host six out-reach centres and provide nutritional snacks to dozens of hungry West Broadway children, six days a week, 52 weeks a year.

Art City is all that and much more. It is the heart and soul of the West Broadway neighbourhood. Indeed for many it is a lifeline. Art City is a place that fills the cracks in social programming and accessible mental health. Art City is a beacon of possibility, a place of hope, a bed of positivity.

Presently Art City is in financial distress and call upon us to move our feet.

When you pray, move your feet... African proverb.

On Sunday, December 3, 2017 I am moving my feet for Art City. I will run 10 loops of the Wolseley Avenue/Wellington Crescent trail for a combined total of 20 bridge crossings and 58 kilometers (36 miles). Start time is 6:00 AM from my home at 1004 Palmerston Avenue. My goal is to raise $3000 for Art City.

Please join me. Like and share this page. Run, walk, cycle, wheel a loop or two with me. Throw money at me as I pass. Make a donation. Move YOUR feet for Art City.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 5, 2017

Posted on December 5, 2017

DONE!  Thanks all.  We raised about $5200 or about $1200 over and above my original goal.  Your support of this campaign means the world to me, but more important, it means Art City can continue providing real art education to West Broadway children. $5200 isn't a panacea but it will be enough to purchase a fancy inductive stove with all the necessary paraphernalia. While I was running Jennifer was hosting a kitchen party at our home where the talk focused exclusively on how our community can assist Art City in a more sustainable fashion.  There's an old bumper sticker from the 60's that still rings true today... I paraphrase ... I look forward to the day when social programs get necessary funding and the government has to run in circles to raise money for tanks.  Peace and good on you all.  Michael

Posted on November 28, 2017


Posted on November 28, 2017

November 28 update: My $3000 goal is over 90% realized and I'm feeling good!  Some of you have asked to join my run for a portion.  

Start time is 6AM from my home at 1004 Palmerston Avenue, Winnipeg. 

These are the approximate times of each loop from my house (give or take 10 minutes). 

  • loop 2 at 6:50
  • loop 3 at 7:40 
  • loop 4 at 8:30 
  • loop 5 at 9:20 
  • loop 6 at 10:10 
  • loop 7 at 11:00 
  • loop 8 at 11:50 
  • loop 9 at 12:40 
  • loop 10 at 1:30 
  • finish at 2:20

Come join me for a loop. Tallgrass sticky buns and hot coffee served all morning in my kitchen.

It's a good day to be alive.


Posted on November 24, 2017

Posted on November 24, 2017

My last long training run is on Sunday.  It's a step down in distance from 31 miles last week to 20 this week.  Then the sweet taper until race day!  Thank you all for your support. It means the world to me and to the children of West Broadway, Winnipeg.  

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