Peace run visits Ballina

Peace Run torch bearer

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Event: Peace Run – Peace Torch Presentation and Tree Planting
Time and date: 11:00am, Monday 29 May 2017
Venue: Council Chambers, 40 Cherry Street, Ballina
Attendees: Ballina Shire Council Mayor, David Wright, Peace Run Relay Team

On Monday 29 May, the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run’s relay team will visit Ballina to share their message of international friendship, cultural understanding and the shared hope for a peaceful world.

Mayor David Wright will greet the international runners from the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run – the world’s longest torch relay.

“It’s an honour to welcome the Peace Run’s relay team to our friendly community and we are happy to help them share their important message of unity and peace,” said Mayor, David Wright.

At 11am on Monday 29 May, the relay team will present a symbolic Peace Torch to Ballina Shire Council Mayor, David Wright. Following this a Peace Tree will be planted at Ballina’s Pop Denison Park to promote peace and unity within our community.

The Australian leg of the international event began in Brisbane on 24 May and will cover 3,500km before finishing in Adelaide on 4 July 2017. School children, community groups, political leaders and sports personalities from across Australia will be involved in the international event.

The Peace Run covers 11 nations on six continents, with over 500,000 participants. The run isn’t a fundraiser and doesn’t promote any political or religious agenda. Instead, it’s a grassroots initiative that aims to inspire people from all walks of life to foster a better, brighter future for all of humanity.

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