The Province; News Services
Published: Sunday, April 27, 2008
The 24th annual World Partnership Walk raising awareness and funds to fight global poverty is being added to the list of B.C.'s 150th anniversary celebrations, the B.C. Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts announced Thursday.
The Vancouver walk will begin at Lumberman's Arch in Stanley Park on May 25, and in Beacon Hill Park in Victoria the same day.
Since the walk was founded by the Aga Khan Foundation in Vancouver 24 years ago it has raised more than $40 million, and last year alone $5 million was collected to fund education, improve health care, increase rural homes and build community organizations in Asia and Africa.
To register for the World Partnership Walk, visit http://www.worldpartnershipwalk.com/.
To check out more B.C. 150 events, visit www.bc150.ca.