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Peace Run stops in the Elk Valley

The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, the world's longest and largest torch running relay, made a couple stops in the Elk Valley this week.

The Peace Run promotes international friendship and understanding and since beginning in 1987, the run has involved more than 10 million people in 150 different countries. The 2014 North American route began in New York on April 10 and will spend 59 days in the U.S., 30 days in Canada and two days in Mexico.

The International Peace Run Team stopped at Fernie City Hall Monday afternoon where they were greeted by Mayor Mary Giuliano and Councillor Dan McSkimming. After the proclamation of friendship was read, the team continued on to Sparwood. Local children joined the team on a run from the Leisure Centre to Titan Park where a short reception was held by Mayor Lois Halko. The team then continued on their way to Coleman, Alberta.

 

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