Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents to expect rolling street closures and some traffic delays Saturday, Oct. 24, during the Light the Night Walk for Leukemia and Lymphoma in downtown Halifax.
More than 2,500 people are expected to take part in the walk, which begins at 7:15 p.m. at the Garrison Grounds along Sackville Street. From there participants will head east on Bell Road, south on South Park Street, west on South Street, north on Robie Street, east on Veterans Memorial Lane, south on Summer Street, east on Sackville, west on Bell and finishing on the Halifax South Common.
Halifax Regional Police will be on hand to escort the walkers and help direct traffic along the route. Motorists are advised to find alternative routes if possible, and if they are travelling through the area, to drive carefully and be aware of the increased pedestrian traffic.
The Light the Night Walk is an annual event to raise awareness and help make a difference in the lives of the more than 110,000 Canadians affected by blood cancer. For more information on the walk, please visit http://lightthenight.ca/walks/halifax/.