A B.C. activist who’s operating by B.C. in an effort to unfold his pleasure of music has reached the ultimate leg of his tour.
Lyle Povah is the person in entrance of the Drum Run Adventure Tour, the place he runs between two B.C. communities whereas hauling his assortment of 100 drums with him in a transport automobile.
“Our goal is to build awareness, build community and raise funds for the BC Children’s Hospital — and in particular the child life department,” Povah instructed Global News. “One of the child life department’s goals is to help kids be kids at the hospital.”
Community members had been inspired to attend his drumming meets to make music collectively.
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Povah beforehand accomplished runs from Victoria to Campbell River, Kamloops to the Osoyoos and Prince Rupert to Prince George alongside the Highway of Tears. After he completes the ultimate leg of the tour — which begins in Hope and ends in Vancouver — he could have handed by 25 B.C. cities traversing greater than 1,500 kilometres.
On Saturday, as soon as he reached Vancouver, Vancouver police escorted him down East Hastings Street.
“We are having a final celebration party at the BC Children’s Hospital on Nov. 21,” Povah mentioned. “(The community reaction) has really spurred me on to continue. Even the truckers when they pass me, they pass in the (furthest) lanes so they don’t splash me (when it’s raining).”
Povah supplied a remaining message of recommendation for many who want to do one thing significant for others of their communities.
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“If you try something that is a little bit difficult and you achieve it and people call you crazy … you just moved from thinking about doing something to doing it. And once you’ve done it, it is not crazy anymore,” he mentioned.
People can donate to the fundraiser on-line. The tour has raised greater than $8,200 up to now.
Global News has reached out to BC Children’s Hospital for remark.
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