Canada 3 July: Kelowna, BC - Osoyoos, BC

Enjoying the Esquisite Beauty of British Columbia

Mahasatya running towards Penticton.

Salil continues...

...passing to Sandro.

Cliffs, mountains, lakes, giant pine trees and beautiful flowers line the roadways.

Yatkara, our great photographer, out for a run.

Arpan in a classic Peace Run photo. Wow, look at that flame!

The men's team takes a break with a midday workout!

Monument near Penticton City Hall.

Mayor Gary Litke of Penticton greets the runners.

The Mayor reads the Proclamation declaring July 3rd as an official Peace Run Day.

Katie Robinson, Councillor, holds the torch with the Mayor.

Welcome greeting from a young citizen of Okanagan Falls.

Running in with the torch at Okanagan Falls Park.

The children enjoying the games played during the Peace Run ceremony.

Prapti greets Marsha Saldat, a yoga teacher of 20 years, and recipient of the Torch- Bearer Award.

The team thanks Janet Black, Recreation Manager and expert rock-climber, for coordinating the event.

Arpan escorts a young participant to the Peace Tree.

The Peace Tree plaque commemorates the joint dedication to peace by the Kenyon Park of Okanagan Falls and the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run.

Reading the inscription on the Peace Tree.

At the Peace Tree.

A display of summer cherries at one of the many fruit stands in the Okanagan. Everyone returned from a day on the road with a box!

Kanala with a local fruit vendor supporting the Peace Run.

Kaneenika choosing her own thirst-quenching peach from a fruit orchard along the road.

Kaneenika running towards Osoyoos...

..and Kanala continuing.

The friendly people of Osoyoos proved their town motto: "Canada's Warmest Welcome".

Thank you to Gerald Davis (second from the right) for organising this meeting.

Councillor Sue McKortoff holds the torch and offers some kind words.

We met at the Town Hall and although the setting of our meeting was very official, the atmosphere was very intimate and heartfelt.

The Proclamation of Friendship is read out and signed.

Savita happily holding the torch, heading towards the town of Oliver.

We receive the warm greeting of Carol Sheridan, Manager of Parks and Recreation at Oliver Community Park.

Running a Peace Run lap around the field with our new friends.

Vendors from the Oliver Community Park fair were happy to hold the torch.

An evening view at our campsite at the end of a long day. No, we slept in tents not on hammocks between the trees on this very windy night!