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.


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Local musician inducted into B.C. Country Hall of Fame
Call for Columbia Basin Watershed Steering Committee members
Fernie Days For Girls
Sparwood Legion donates to Breakfast Program
Celebrating Fernie’s heritage
Victoria financial institutions bank on United Way
Library arrives in Metlakatla
Winterfest just over a week away
International Remembrance

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 20 edition online now. Browse the archives.