Johnny’s Pops will pop up at various sites in Mission, Port Moody, North Vancouver, New Westminster, and Richmond with its bright red, freezer-equipped bicycle cart during this time. The handcrafted gourmet pops—available in strawberry and raspberry flavours—will be available while supplies last.
The United Way hopes that the complimentary ice-pops will encourage residents to engage in “acts of local love” and reflect on what local love means to them. The nonprofit has a goal of inspiring one million people in the Lower Mainland to initiate their own acts of love by 2025.
“This is local love in action, which is all about making our communities better,” Michael Mcknight, President & CEO of United Way of the Lower Mainland, said in a news release. “It can be as small as surprising a neighbour with a treat, or as big as mobilizing thousands to help the most vulnerable people in our communities. Everyone can benefit from an act of local love.”
Those interested in nabbing a free ice-pop from Johnny’s Pops can track the cart by following the United Way on Twitter and Instagram. They may also use the hashtag #actsoflocallove to share their own good deeds.
Johnny’s Pops will be stationed at the following locations on the specified dates with free ice-pops while supplies last:
Wednesday, September 5 at 4 p.m.
Mission City Station
33200 North Railway Avenue , Mission
Thursday, September 6 at 5 p.m.
Rocky Point Park
2800 Murray Street, Port Moody
Friday, September 7 at 5 p.m.
Shipyard Night Market
Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
Saturday, September 8 at 1 p.m.
810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
Sunday, September 9 at 1 p.m.
3820 Bayview Street, Richmond