Chalk the Walks returns Aug. 15

The seventh annual international Chalk the Walks is slated for Tuesday, Aug. 15. A project of The Joy Team, Chalk the Walks is all about spreading happiness through the power of positive messages and sidewalk chalk. The international event began in the heart of Vancouver in 2011, and has spread to all 50 U.S. states and several countries.

To participate, join the Facebook event at, chalk uplifting messages on sidewalks on Tuesday, August 15th, take a photo and share your messages on the Chalk the Walks 2017 Facebook event page or other social with #ChalkTheWalks. Then scroll through and enjoy a virtual playground of inspiration and optimism.

Although the event happens anywhere and everywhere, the public is invited to chalk with The Joy Team on Main Street in Vancouver in front of Boomerang, 808 Main St. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chalk will be provided and inspiring bumper stickers will be given to everyone who comes out and chalks. Several gatherings are planned to infuse positivity, and a list of those known to The Joy Team can be found at: