We were honoured to be asked to participate in the Hands Across the Border ceremony at Peace Arch Park for the second time. The Peace Run was prominently recognized on the event’s program, and were the first booth people saw when they entered the park. Hundreds of Scouts stopped by the booth to learn about peace and make crepe paper torches. The event organizers even incorporated the Peace Run into a scavenger hunt for which participants needed to write down the Peace Run’s official motto: “Peace Begins with Me.”
The event was a celebration of unity between Canadian and American girls and boys Scouts, and featured booths from many inspiring organizations. Peace Runners from both Vancouver and Seattle made the drive to Peace Arch Park, supplying smiles and crepe paper torch-making skills to all.
The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run is a global torch relay dedicated to the simple idea that world peace begins within the heart of each individual. Founded in 1987 by Sri Chinmoy, the Peace Run has covered over 395,000 miles (632,000 km) in over 150 nations and has touched the lives of millions.
To find out more, visit the official website: www.peacerun.org