July 3, 2016 Live from the road

Banff - Calgary

Reported by Arpan DeAngelo, Josef Sverma 134.0 km

Starting the day of running with a moment of peace.

The route from Banff towards Calgary was quite scenic with rolling green hills with the majestic Rocky Mountains now behind us.

Harita prepares her torch.

Brahmata cheerfully runs towards her former home of Calgary.

Jumping for joy, or was there a hungry bear on the loose?

The classic torch pass.

Getting the cars washed after long dusty days on the road.

The men's team is on the road to Clagary as well.

The majestic Rocky Moutains bid us adieu.

The Rocky's are quite impressive even as we leave them behind.

Scott,right, enjoys his last day on the Peace Run as he puts in his miles with Puroga who is going the whole four months to New York.

It is Pujari's last day on the Peace Run as well.

Josef, from the Czech Republic enjoys his last day running more than a half marathon distance.

Running into Cochrane, Alberta

Brahmata, our Canadian runner from Ottawa, introduces the Peace Run.

Mayor Ivan Brooker and Councillor Ross Watson are among the crowd in Cochrane who gave us a warm greeting in the center of town.

Many locals were happy to share the torch with our runners and offer their goodwill. We were even offered free ice cream by the popular local ice cream parlor, MacKay's.

Mayor Brooker and his wife Tracy join us for a few blocks leading us out of town.

Our official photographer, Yatkara, from Ukraine, enjoys a short run with Mayor Brokker as we leave his beautiful city of Cochrane.

Arpan's team keeps the torch moving on a hilly stretch towards Calgary.

Pierre adds some quality miles on the three man team.

Yatkara is happy as he finally catches his first glimpse of the bustling city of Calgary.

Calgary has an impressive skyline as we enter.

Carrying the torch to Riley Park.

We were greeted by some very enthusiastic locals from various faiths.

Anglican Priest, Helen Dunn, is a childhood friend of Brahmata. She offered us a very soulful message of peace and harmony through faith and goodwill.

Riyaz Khawaja is from a local Muslim mosque. He spoke about the importance of peace within ourselves to bring about world peace.

Rev. Dunn, Riyaz and his son share the paintings on peace and harmony which Sri Chinmoy, Founder of the Peace Run created many years ago.

Some of the members of the Anglican church also came to offer their prayers and wishes for a more peaceful world.

Brahmata and her mom Laurel share the torch. She kindly supports her daughter in her efforts for helping to create a more peaceful world.

We had a nice Peace Walk around the park after the ceremony.

On our Peace walk through the Park we shared the torch with some very friendly locals on this beautiful day in Calgary.

Our three heroes, Josef, Scott and Pujari show off their new parting gifts, Canada shirts, as they spend their last evening on the Peace Run. Pujari is ready to fly away now that he is an honorary 'Super Canadian'. We are grateful to them all for their enthusiastic and energizing contributions to the team over the past weeks.

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Torch carried by
Arpan DeAngelo (United States), Brahmata Michael (Canada), Harita Davies (New Zealand), Josef Sverma (Czech Republic), Pierre Lantuas (France), Pujari Schaffer (United States), Puroga Theobald (Hungary), Sanaz Datubar (Iran), Scott Schuetzler (United States), Tavishi Matthews (Australia), Yatkara Aleksapolskyy (Canada).  
Brahmata Michael, Yatkara Aleksapolskyy
The torch has travelled 134.0 km from Banff to Calgary.

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