The 25th Edition of the World Partnership Walk in Ottawa takes place today, Sunday, June 7th at Confederation Park (Laurier and Elgin). Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the Walk commences at 11:30am.
Let us together, with family, friends and colleagues, walk the Walk along the scenic Rideau Canal, be inspired by an interactive Global Village and support the fight against global poverty.
Organized by dedicated volunteers in nine cities across the country, the Walk attracts tens of thousands of Canadians united in a common effort to bring hope and renewal to communities in some of the world’s most isolated and impoverished regions. All funds raised by participants (100%) go directly to programs in international development. Not a cent in spent on administration. Support for the Walk also helps AKFC leverage additional contributions from major donors like the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
This year, the Walk is expected to involve more than 70,000 people as participants and donors in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Kitchener, London, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria. As well, some 800 corporations are involved.
In addition to taking part in the 5-kilometre walk along the Rideau Canal, participants are invited to visit the Global Village – an interactive display that showcases, through images, voices and stories, the many ways in which Canada and Canadians are supporting long-term, positive change among impoverished communities in Asia and Africa.
It’s not too late to join the World Partnership Walk as an individual Ambassador, a team or a corporate donor. Donations can be made in person on Walk Day or online, securely and easily, by visiting www.worldpartnershipwalk.com or by calling 1-800-267-2532.