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Puroga contemplates another day of running and meeting children in local day camps. He is one of three runners who has been on the the whole North American Peace Run so far, with only 11 days to go.
At the Marrywood Easter Seals Camp we introduce ourselves to many excited children and young adults.
Passing the Peace Torch to everyone to reflect on peace and offer goodwill is one of the highlights of our presentation.
Kristen, Camp Manager, cheerfully holds the torch and our Certificate of Appreciation. We are grateful to everyone who recieves us with such enthusiasm and oneness as we saw at this wonderful day camp.
After arriving in Ottawa we went directly to the Peace Garden Cafe, a cozy restaurant nestled inside a spacious indoor mall in the main market area or shopping district of Ottawa.
The Rideau Canal starts here also in northern Ottawa where there are classic old locks which allowed boats to get from the Ottawa River into the canal.
Gazing forward to the road ahead with Terry Fox, a young Canadian runner who ran across Canada after losing a leg to cancer. He succumbed to the disease after completing almost the whole journey and raising awareness and money for fighting cancer.
Our next visit was to Phulero Dola Flower Shop owned by one of our hosts and good friends here in Ottawa.
The Peace plaque is comfortably nestled amongst a small grove of trees in a garden near downtown Ottawa.
We then made our way to a beautiful gift shop, Garden of Light, owned by one of our good friends, Utsahi, who was unfortunately out of town at this time.
We then went to visit this beautiful Oak tree which was planted by the Ottawa River over 40 years ago by Sri Chinmoy, Founder of the Peace Run. It serves as a reminder of the inspiration and encouragement that Sri Chinmoy offered as he worked tirelessly for peace throughout his lifetime.
The women's team met some very inspired people as they ran into Ottawa along the beautiful Ottawa River.
They were fortunate to meet with John Ceprano, creator of some amazing balancing rock sculptures who happened to be there when the women's team ran by.
John is very welcoming as the women, along with hundreds of other visitors, get to enoy his incredible work.
In the evening some of us were mezmerized by the incredible light show projected on the main Parliament buildings in Ottawa. Portraying the evolution of Canada through colorful and impressive images and sounds, this show is offered almost every evening during the summer, attracting thousands of locals and tourists from all over the world.