Canada 31 July: Trenton, ON - Kingston, ON

Peace Along Lake Ontario

In Trenton, part of the City of Quinte West, we ran to the YMCA as a big team with most of our runners.

Children and staff were eagerly awaiting our arrival.

Mayor John Williams looks on intently as we present our program to the children and staff.

Even the young children were listening intently as we explained a little about our journey.

Councillor Terry Cassidy(left) and Mayor John Williams(right) came to greet us and offer their goodwill and support.

Finding peace in the heart is something everyone tries and some find it easier than others.

Mayor Williams and Councillor Cassidy with the children and Staff of the YMCA and our Peace Run team that were present here. Some of the other Peace Runners were on the road running towards Kingston.

We offer our Certificates of Appreciation to the Mayor and the YMCA for their enthusiastic participation in this event.

Everyone then got a chance to hold the torch and make a wish for peace and harmony in their own ways.

Terry Cassidy offered us a very soulful message as he addressed the crowd. He basically stressed the idea of being kind to each other and carrying love in our hearts in whatever we do.

Oneness.

A student's invention. Can you guess what it is?

It was hard to leave the City of Quinte West. One more photo before we take off for Kingston.

Aparanji from Brazil starts with the women's team as we made our way towards Kingston.

Ujwala from Ukraine cruises down the road with the Peace Torch.

Our Canadian representative, Brahmata, cheerfully carries the Peace Torch her home Province of Ontario.

Anna from Russia working hard to carry the torch to Kingston.

A passenger train makes its way through the countryside in this vast area of the country.

Igor from Russia carries the torch with one of our four-man teams.

Arpan hits the road also on this beautiful day in Ontario.

Dennis likes to run mostly in his special running sandals instead of big, bulky running shoes.

Yatkara, our main photographer, gets photographed as he flashed the peace sign to some passersby.

Lunchtime on the side of the road.

Lunchtime on a log.

Looks like lunch was a success after a long hard run.

Before you know it we were eating dinner. A few hours did lapse in between meals which gave us enough time to get to our friends', Hladini and Paramita's, in Kingston. They supplied us with a fantastic meal.

In the evening we camped out at the Ivy Lea Campground in the 1000 Islands region of Ontario. These curious children approached us to find out what we were doing. They very willingly wanted to share the torch for peace together. A nice way to end the day just as we began it, with peaceful and thoughtful children.

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