Mar 14, 2009

World Partnership Walk to celebrate its 25th year in Canada

Some of the founding ladies of the World Partnership Walk gathered for a photograph during the 20th Walk. Photo: Courtesy of AKFC
In 1985, a small group of Ismaili women in Vancouver wanted to make a difference in the fight against global poverty. Repeating simple words of encouragement, “rain or shine, walk with your family — bring your lunch,” they persuaded 1 000 people to don their sneakers and join them in a walk to raise CAD $50 000.
The women were driven by a desire to give something back to the impoverished countries where they had grown up, and to demonstrate gratitude for what they had gained in coming to Canada. The walk also provided a means to raise awareness and bring about change

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