This is where Some of Winnipeg’s Biggest Names will bed-down tonight . It’s under the RBC Convention Center Canopy. Not the best of weather for sleeping, and raising funds for the hundreds of homeless in Winnipeg. It’s the sixth , CEO Sleep-out , moving from its former outdoor, overnight campsite at Portage and Main to York Avenue , which shuts down to traffic until 6am tomorrow.
Tonight’s event begins a partnership between the Downtown BIZ and the not-for profit , End Homelessness Winnipeg Organization. So far, 30 Head-Honchos will be raising donations and trying to stay warm. All admit it’s only for one night but say they’ll better appreciate what the homeless must face every night.
Since it began, the event has raised more than $800,000 to support Winnipeg social agencies in their efforts to bring employment, access to housing and quality-of-life support to their clients. Learn more about how you can make a difference yet sleep in the warm comfort of your own bed tonight. Here’s the link. http://www.theceosleepout.ca/