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World Partnership Walk
May 27, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
The Canadian Club of Victoria Team Will Participate in the
World Partnership Walk on Sunday, May 27th at UVic
Our Canadian Club of Victoria World Partnership Walk team will be walking 5 kms (or 2 kms) on Sunday, May 27th at the University of Victoria to raise money for the Aga Khan Foundation in support of their efforts to relieve global poverty, particularly in Africa and Asia.
Approximately 40.000 Canadians take part each year now, but the first walk was started in Vancouver 30 years ago by immigrant women who, with approximately 1000 of their friends, wanted to give back, and they launched the first World Partnership Walk. One of our Canadian Club of Victoria executive members, Naz Rayani, was an early participant founding the Victoria walk, and since he has been involved, he has raised personally many thousands of dollars for the cause. Since 1985, Canadians have raised more than $100,000,000 by participating in the World Partnership Walks.
Several of the other members of the Canadian Club of Victoria have been participating for years in the walk and we have formed a team, complete with T-shirts. We encourage other CCV members to join us. CCV members who wish to participate, but not walk, are encouraged to donate on the web site, and non-walkers are welcome to come to UVic and enjoy the festivities as Asian History Month is also being celebrated at the site of the Walk with entertainment and great food! Join us!
Canadian Club team T-shirts may be ordered from our treasurer Pam Shemilt. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org and her phone number is 250-479-1045. The shirts cost $18 and come in S/M/L/XL. Pam recommends buying a size that allows for wearing a warm layer under your shirt in case the weather is cool.
In the meantime, here is the link to the World Partnership Walk for Victoria for more information: https://2018.worldpartnershipwalk.com/en/walk-cities/victoria and the general link is www.worldpartnershipwalk.com. Our CCV link for members to sign up to walk and / or donate: (look for Susan Haddon’s name to sign up for the CCV team) http://fundraise.worldpartnershipwalk.com/site/TR/2018WPW/General?pg=entry&fr_id=1559
Our president Susan Haddon has challenged 8 other Canadian Clubs to participate with us by taking part in the World Partnership Walks in their communities. Please consider joining us in our Walk on Sunday, May 27th at UVic.