CFC Victoria Walks for Its Shelter Program

CFC Victoria and its community of volunteers and friends went through its annual ANCOP Walk along the tourist corridors of downtown Victoria last August 11, 2019.

The tourist-filled Victoria Inner Harbour were caught by surprise to see a mass of green shirts engulfing the scenery. Crowds of tourist and locals were waving and cars honking as the throng of walkers flow through the streets along the downtown core.

Every ANCOP Walk in Victoria is like a strolling in the park. Families, friends and the community of volunteers get to walk for a cause and be like a tourist at the same time. Walking along the flower basket-adorned streets of the city makes one want to keep going and keep doing this annual event that we do for a cause.

The walk is right smack in the downtown Victoria. It starts at the Victoria Centennial square by the historical vermillion-coated Victoria City Hall. Then it snakes through the sidewalks along the old Government street and down to the inner harbour where the magnificent Empress Hotel and the Parliament building stand. The stroll back to the square is along Wharf St with view of the water on one side and early-century buildings on the other.

This year Victoria had some 190 ANCOP volunteers and friends joining the walk. All CFC family ministries were represented.

“I want to walk far so I can help poor people.” – Sophia Marie Villamil, 3 years old

 

 

The 2019 walk is significant for Victoria as this year the community is walking to build homes for a poor community in Bolusao, Lawaan, Eastern Samar.

With CFC Victoria’s endorsement, ANCOP Canada has partnered with the Vincentian Missionaries Social Development Foundation Inc. (VMSDFI) in the Philippines to help build one of its pabahay (shelter) project.

The walk was kick-started with a program and warmed up with a zumba-dance led by Bro Rufo Borja. Then after the walk, the event is concluded with light snacks, music and songs. Thia Lanuza a couple of song numbers. Then the mother and son duet of Amie and AJ Aquino of the song A Million Dreams from Greatest Showman movie left everyone mersmerized. Another highlight of the event was the Lechon Raffle which initiated annually by Bro. Willy and Lily Santiago together with his household.

 

“We build them a new house,we give them new food and slippers and shoes” – Chelsea Amora, 4 years old

So if you happen to be in Victoria in August in 2020 come on down and join us in the next year’s ANCOP stroll…. ooops… Ancop Walk!

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