Canada 6 August: Halifax, NS
Halifax Parade Day!
The team enjoyed a festive day at the Natal day celebrations in Halifax today and met hundreds of happy people.
The lively Natal Day parade saw thousands of people lining the streets on the 4 kilometer route from Halifax to Dartmouth.
Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax House of Commons, enthusiastically approached us and held the Peace Torch.
We are always so grateful when members of local government in local communities are so enthusiastic about the Peace Run as it sets a wonderful example.
The Halifax Girl Guides decorated a beautiful prize winning float with an outdoor camping theme complete with tent, trees and Canadian animals. Well done girls!
We went back to the 80's for a while! The Peace Run was founded in 1987, so sometimes we go back in time to remember.
Our Ukrainian team member in a Ukrainian made Sherpa. We got a chance to sit inside. It's a comfortable ride in any terrain and is amphibious. The tyres can deflate in seconds and inflate in 27 seconds.
A large variety of community groups represented on Natal day. A testimony to the esteem the community affords this holiday.