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V community sleepout Veterans Off The Streets, Australia director Floss Foster checks on LCPL Tristan Peace during hte 2016 Townsville Community Sleepout, She is hoping for an even better turnout this year V OTSA will host its Community Sleep Out this month and it will coincide with the launch of Veterans Health Week in Townsville. The event is primarily targeted at veterans and their families whilst also raising awareness in the general Townsville community of veteran homelessness. The free community event will include a number of activities including activities that align with this year’s VHW theme of physical activity. Some of those activities include:  A walking challenge 2 | OCTOBER 2017 (participants register to walk laps of The Strand for fi ve hours)  Kids mini obstacle course and jumping castle  Entertainment from a veteran Band (DVets)  TPIs Coff ee Van  Interactive military static displays and information booths based on physical activity  Live interview with local adaptive sports athletes  Keynote speakers throughout the early evening It will be conducted at Strand Park on the weekend of October 21-22. Local ESO and community service providers will have information stands there to showcase their organisation and what they can provide for veterans and their families. Floss asked for people wanting to participate in the sleepout to register on the website at votsa.org.au. “The event will be capped at 250 people, so it will be closed once we reach capacity,” Floss said. She asked businesses or organisations that supported Defence or ex-Defence personnel to contact her if they wanted to participate. Ring her on 0420 498 286.