Canada 5 July: Trail, BC - Creston, BC
On the Trail to Creston
with stop-overs at Fruitvale and Nelson!
Arriving at the Mir Centre for Peace, one can feel a tangible sense of simplicity and beauty. In Aboriginal culture it is said that the meeting of two rivers is a great gathering place. It comes as no coincidence that the Mir Centre for Peace is located near the merging of rivers.
We passed our torch off to Lea, who is visiting her Grandmother from Switzerland along with her little brother Theo.
Eileen Kootnesoff (back row second from the left) is the proud Grandmother. She was very knowledgable about the Dukhabor culture and kindly shared the history of the region with us.
Cara-Lee Malange, Manager of Continuing Education, was presented with our Certificate of Appreciation.
Along the route, a man stopped his truck to ask what we were doing. When we told him that we were running across North America for peace, he said "You're all nuts! But you're good nuts..."
...where we had the privelege of spending the afternoon with Naami! It's not too hard to tell that she is Prapti's sister, which one is which?
Hills are to be expected when running in the mountains, we will all leave the run with stronger quadriceps!
Bert happily carries the torch for peace around the building with us. He is quite fit for his age and now wants to get into even better shape after being inspired by the Peace Run. Next time he wants to get more people to join us. We are grateful for his friendly enthusiasm and encouragement.
We enjoy a lovely dinner at Creston's "Real Food Cafe". The Gazpacho soup was perfect after a day of running in the hot sun.
Lisa holds the torch along with the friendly staff. Thank you for the delicious food and excellent service!