The 2016 Homelessness Marathon (February 23rd)

On Tuesday, February 23, CIVL in Abbotsford BC and CKUT are excited to help bring you the National Campus and Community Radio Association’s 14th Annual Homelessness Marathon!

Join us in Montreal at the Native Friendship Centre, 2001 boul. St-Laurent (corner of Ontario) for a free community dinner starting at 6pm. Our live broadcast will follow from 7-9pm, hosted by Native Solidarity News and Nipivut

Inspired by the same event begun in New York City in 1997 (based in Washington, DC this year), CKUT-FM at McGill in Montreal hosted the marathon for 11 years before CjSR Edmonton at the University of Alberta, CFRC Kingston at Queens University, and now CIVL from UFV in Abbotsford, all stepped up to pitch in and do the heavy lifting. CKUT staff and volunteers still dedicate valuable resources by both assisting in the coordination of the broadcast and contributing content of their own, as well as engage their local community to get involved!

This year’s broadcast will last 14 hours, starting on Tuesday, February 23rd at 5pm​, and lasting until Wendesday, February 24th at 7am.

We want to encourage you to call in live throughout the broadcast toll free from anywhere in the country, and someone at the CIVL studios will be there to take your calls, record your feedback, and play them during the broadcast, as well as send them on to broadcasting stations. Some stations will even be able to converse with you live during their timeslot!

1-888-504-7441 x 6307

Also feel free to email for general questions related to the broadcast!

A huge THANK YOU to our partners and sponsors for this year’s marathon:

Native Friendship Centre of Montreal

Centre for Gender Advocacy


Midnight Kitchen

People’s Potato