The United Way of the Lower Mainland is partnering with Vancouver-based artisan popsicle maker Johnny's Pops to give away free popsicles during the first week of September.
Look for a special cart that will be giving people one of two Johnny's Pops popsicles made with B.C. strawberries or raspberries on the following days and times:
- Mission City Station, Mission: Wednesday, September 5, 4:00pm
33200 N Railway Ave, Mission
- Rocky Point Park, Port Moody: Thursday, September 6, 5:00pm
2800 Murray St, Port Moody
- Shipyard Night Market, North Vancouver: Friday, September 7, 5:00pm
Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
- River Market, New Westminster: Saturday, September 8, 1:00pm
810 Quayside Dr, New Westminster
- Steveston Harbour, Richmond: Sunday, September 9, 1:00pm
3820 Bayview St, Richmond
The popsicles are more than just a cool treat and are part of a United Way campaign encouraging residents to reflect on what local love means to them.
“This is local love in action, which is all about making our communities better,” says Michael Mcknight, President & CEO of United Way of the Lower Mainland in a press release.
By 2025, United Way wants 1 million people to engage in acts of local love across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley.
“It can be as small as surprising a neighbour with a treat, or as big as mobilizing thousands to help the most vulnerable people in our communities. Everyone can benefit from an act of local love,” says Mcknight.
Popsicle lovers are encouraged to follow United Way of the Lower Mainland on Twitter and Instagram to track the cart in their neighbourhood and to share the local love using #actsoflocallove.