Torch relay coming to Peace Arch

International event taking place June 30 starting at White Rock Pier

An international torch relay spanning 16,000 kilometers will arrive on the Semiahmoo Peninsula on Monday.

The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run with the organization of the United States Canada Peace Anniversary Association is asking for participants to join the Semiahmoo Peninsula portion of the relay, which will begin at 10:20 a.m. at the White Rock Pier, continue along Marine Drive to 8 Avenue and then to Highway 99 before ending at the Peace Arch.

This year marks the first time a Peace Run team has carried a flaming torch along a 16,000-km-long North American route that links the United States, Mexico and Canada.

The relay began in New York on April 11, arrived in Tijuana on June 5 and arrived in Canada on June 27 when the relay reached Victoria.

Countries around the world have runners travelling through more than 100 nations on six continents for the run, which aims to unite people, towns, communities and countries. The lengthy relay will end Aug. 15 in New York.

This year’s North American Peace Run also marks the anniversary of the signing of the 1814 Treaty of Ghent and 200 years of peace between the United States and Canada.

The Peace Run was inspired by Sri Chinmoy, an athlete, philosopher, artist, musician and poet.

Since the inaugural run in 1987, more than 50 million people have participated worldwide.

 

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