Canada 3 July: Banff - Calgary
Leaving Rocky Mountains
The route from Banff towards Calgary was quite scenic with rolling green hills with the majestic Rocky Mountains now behind us.
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.
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.
Our official photographer, Yatkara, from Ukraine, enjoys a short run with Mayor Brokker as we leave his beautiful city of Cochrane.
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.
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.