Canada 1 July: Revelstoke, BC - Golden, BC
Happy Canada Day!
Peace Run Celebrates in Canada
Surrounded by snow capped peaks in the area of Revelstoke, we had a perfect backdrop for a traditional Canadian celebration.
For Canada Day, the day Canada officially and amicably gained their independence from Britain 149 years ago, our Peace Run Team prepared some songs to celebrate the occasion.
We started the day with a free pancake breakfast at Chubby Funtsters Restaurant in the mountain town of Revelstoke.
Our Hungarian runner, Puroga,may have had too many pancakes before the start of the local parade. May he rest in peace.
Mayor Mark McKee welcomed us at the start of the parade to the beautiful city of Revelstoke with the impressive courthouse in the background.
Our team shares the torch with one of the former Mayors of Revelstoke and local medical doctor(in red), and current Mayor Mark McKee, in blue.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, RCMP, were quite impressive as they held the torch for peace. Their service to the community is very important and effective in keeping the peace and safety for all.
The huge, beautiful cake offered at the ending ceremony was quite impressive as it illustrated important aspects of the community here in the Revelstoke area of B.C.
Mayor McKee and the RCMP commander humbly cut and serve the cake to the hundreds of people gathered at Queen Elizabeth Park in Revelstoke.
Our team offered a short presentation as we sang the song, 'Canada Is Canada's Self-Giving Soul', written by Sri Chinmoy, Founder of the Peace Run.
Brahmata offers our Certificate of Appreciation to Jordan Petrovics, Manager of Recreation Services, for inviting us to their event.
Passing the torch to the crowd was again a great way to share peace and friendship on this special day for Canada.
The sun sets around 9:45 pm here at the western edge of the mountain time zone we just entered today.
Fireworks were set off here at our campsite as the Canada Day celebration continued late into the night.