July 13, 2014 Live from the road

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Reported by Prapti Jensen 14.0 km

Shishir, our Winnipeg event coordinator, passes on some final instructions.

Some of us talked while we ran...

...others smiled and ran..

...in the rain...

We enjoyed the run over Winnipeg's winding Assiniboin River.

While others, Sandro and Dennis, enjoy some relaxation... along the water's rising edge!

Dennis is happy to share with you that Assiniboine Park was established in 1904!

Manitoba's beautiful Provincial Legislative Building.

Happily we reach the steps of the Provincial Legislative Building and were suprised by so many warm and welcoming smiles considering the wind and rain that had been blowing in all day.

Flor Marcellino, Minister of Multiculturalism receives the Torch.

We were charmed by children in their colourful cultural dress, representing fourteen of the nations the Peace Run is visiting this year...

Each child shared a few words in their native language.

The countries represented were Sri Lanka, Bengal India, Columbia, ...

Italy (above) ...

Pakistan (above), Sri Lanka, Philippines ...

Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago ...

and Miss Teen Canada 2014 Entry representing Sierra Leone.

Franco Manitoban...

China...

Flor Marcellino along with team members enjoy the children's presentation.

Ukraine...

..and Poland...

Flor Marcellino (Minister of Multiculturalism) graciously receives our Certificate of Appreciation presented here by Peace Run Coordinator Shishir Pauk

Salil addresses the small crowd with his usual heart felt message delivered with a bit of humor.

Pavaka Ritchot from Winnipeg joined our Peace Run today he will be running with us through to June 28th. Welcome Pavaka!

Pavaka holds the torch with his mother, father and sister.

Big smiles from Columbia.

...Bengal India!

Everyone stayed for our group photo. It was a wonderful ceremony filled with beautiful people. We are extremely grateful to everyone who made it out to welcome the Peace Run to Winnipeg today.

Our final group run in sari's, kurtas, running shoes and high heels.

Shishir in full smile...

...posing for the camera man from Global TV.

"Little Italy" in Winnipeg!

Everyone had a chance to hold the torch.

Afterwards we met this lovely family from the USA. The aspiring balerina holds the torch next to her and younger brother, Taekwondo Junior State Champ. A timely meeting as our route takes us into Minnesota, USA tomorrow.

Sandro enjoys his last Canadian meal. This one was particularily delicious...

...home made by our dear friends in Winnipeg.

One happy cook!

Today was the last day on the run, for the time being, for our wonderful Canadian Coordinator, Prapti...sad but true!!

From Prapti: Thanks everyone for the chance to run across Western Canada with you all! See you all in Eastern Canada in a few weeks.

From the team: A big THANK YOU to Prapti for countless sleepless hours of heart felt organisation and planning to pull together the first Canadian section of the first ever North American Peace Run!! We all look forward to seeing you again on the other side!!

Please send us a message, we would LOVE to hear from you!

See who is sending us messages.

Torch carried by
Amburoha Davydova (Ukraine), Arpan DeAngelo (United States), Dennis Gribok (Luxembourg), Kanala Bolvanska (Slovakia), Kaneenika Janakova (Slovakia), Mahasatya Janczak (Poland), Prapti Jensen (Canada), Salil Wilson (Australia), Sandro Zincarini (Italy), Yatkara Aleksapolskyy (Canada).  
Photographers
Yatkara Aleksapolskyy
The torch has travelled 14.0 km in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Latest reports from Canada - 2022

view all

Latest reports - around the world:

view all