Painted faces were all part of the fun during the April 21 walk for water in Fraser Heights, where more than 1,500 people turned out for the Walk for Water.
The group joined tens of thousands of people across the globe to raise awareness of the world’s water crisis.
There are one billion people in the world that do not have access to safe water and 4,000 children die needlessly every day.
Wearing blue, people in the Fraser Heights neighbourhood of Surrey met at Erma Stephenson Park (15920 110 Ave.) on April 21 at noon. They walked six kilometres to draw attention to the fact millions of people walk that distance every day just to collect water for their basic needs.
Coordinated by Erma Stephenson Elementary, Fraser Heights Secondary leadership students, and H2O Canada, the effort also aimed to raise funds to help improve access to water and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities.