Canada 26 June: Victoria, BC - Vancouver, BC
'America-Canada, Your Oneness-Hands'
U.S.A. Meets Canada at the Peace Arch
Our good friend Sahoshi created this beautiful garden 10 years ago and carefully grooms it 6 months out of the year when the weather is good.
We made our way through the streets and running paths to the Peace Arch Park, on the border of the USA and Canada.
Dr. Agraha Levine, from Seattle, offers his kind words as he introduces the Peace Run to our guests.
Salil, our Executive Director, introduces our international team of Peace Runners to the audience at the park.
The Mayor of Blaine, Harry Robinson, and Kaye Mcmahon share the torch between two friendly countries.
Mayor Robinson kindly offers a Proclamation from from the City of Blaine declaring today as Peace Run Day in Blaine, Washington.
Jason Snow, Park Ranger here at the Peace Arch Park, was very helpful to us. He expressed his understanding for what we are doing as well as the importance and significance of this park contributing to peace and friendship between two countries.
Nirabadhi Wyatt, who received the Peace Run Torch Bearer Award in 2012, is honored at the event for his incredible feat of carrying the Peace Torch to the top of Mount Everest.
To the Organizers of the Music and Art Festival, Diane and Brian Major, we offer our heartfelt gratitude for arranging for us to participate here. Moni, our local coordinator and Peace Runner from Seattle, offers flowers ad a colorful print of some of Sri Chinmoy's artwork on the theme of peace and harmony.
Daulot was one of our coordinators in Seattle who came up to the Peace Arch as a representative of the U.S. Peace Runners.
Moni was our hard working coordinator for this event. He came up from Seattle with a team of other runners representing the USA to meet with those of us running now in Canada.
A big smile from Deborah Harger, Community and TourismDevelopment Coordinator for the city of Blaine. She was also instrumental in mking this event happen.
Our good friend Brian came up from Seattle and was met by his mom and dad and their peaceful little dog.
The Canadian and American flags fly strongly over the Peace Arch as we get ready to run east again through southern Canada.
Yatkara, our local coordinator in Vancouver, offers Tenzin a Peace Run Torch Bearer Award for his valuable service to the community.
Yatkara offers them the Peace Run Torch Bearer Awards for their valuable contributions and service to the community here in the Richmond area of Vancouver.
Devendra, our ace coordinator for our accommodations, enjoys his last day with us on this section of the Peace Run in traditional Indian style.
In the home of one of our local members Yatkara and Salil place a beautiful flower garland on the statue of Sri Chinmoy, Founder of the Peace Run, holding a peace torch.