On Sunday (February 7), hundreds of people gathered in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside for the 2010 Poverty Olympics.
Here's what they saw at the Japanese Hall.
The opening ceremonies begin. Old Hands welcomes the crowd.
Meet MCs Itchy the Bedbug and Chewy the Rat. Itchy declares the Downtown Eastside a "free-speech zone".
The Poverty Olympics torch relay ends.
The lighting of the Poverty Olympics torch is followed by the singing of the Poverty Olympics Anthem.
Robert Bonner talks about the politics of the Poverty Olympics.
DTES Power of Women Group performs Housing Hurdles.
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