July 14, 2014 Live from the road

Fort Frances, ON - Bemidji, MN

Reported by Sandro Zincarini 116.0 mi

We started our day in the rain.

After our first morning run we reached the Sri Chinmoy Peace Bridge, established in 1991.

We had a ceremony in the middle point of the bridge.

The International Falls Community Band played for us the national anthems of both Canada and USA.

The Director of the band, John Faith

Cynthia Jacksa (second from left), City Councilwoman of International Falls.

John Albanese, Deputy Mayor of Fort Frances

Mayor Bob Anderson of International Falls and John Albanese

Taylor Shouldice, vocalist, sings the Canadian National Anthem

The two Mayors, the children and our team along with Rick Wiedenhoeft and Andrew Hallikas, Councillors from Fort Frances

A little interview...

After the ceremony we headed back to the US side to continue our journey.

Backus Kids Club of International Falls

The International Falls Cross Country team. Thanks to Jen, their coach for bringing the team out.

A big thank you to Yuyudhan for organizing all of today's events, and also to his parents Chuck and Edythe Hoppe for joining us for the day.

Lorrie happened to see us running down the road, and was thrilled to share the same yearning for peace.

We were then on our way to the Boys and Girls club in Bemidji...

...were we were received by enthusiastic kids.

Statue of Liberty

A little skit to show what peace can be like...

Josh, Unit Director of the Boys and Girls Club in Bemidji, receiving our certificate of appreciation.

Shelley, Assistant Director of the club.

Thank you!

Melinda, David, Marylin and Joe, cyclists who were staying at our hotel were happy to hold the torch and close our day with a friedly chat.

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Torch carried by
Amburoha Davydova (Ukraine), Arpan DeAngelo (United States), Dennis Gribok (Luxembourg), Kanala Bolvanska (Slovakia), Kaneenika Janakova (Slovakia), Mahasatya Janczak (Poland), Salil Wilson (Australia), Sandro Zincarini (Italy), Yatkara Aleksapolskyy (Canada).  
Accompanied by  
Malijanga (BA), Yuyudhan (US), Pavaka (CA)
Photographers
Yatkara Aleksapolskyy
The torch has travelled 116.0 mi from Fort Frances, ON to Bemidji, MN.

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