With Spring in full bloom, now’s the perfect time to dust off those pair of runners in your closet and join the team for the Aga Khan Foundation’s World Partnership Walk on June 17, 2018 at Stanley Park, Vancouver.
This 5 KM walk has been a great event that the Holland team has participated in for many years. All proceeds from this charitable cause will go towards supporting the foundation’s programs to alleviate poverty and improve living conditions around the world.
WHY WE WALK
In 1985, a group of women in Vancouver came together to raise funds to support the work of AKFC. All had come from Africa or Asia and wanted to give back to the communities they left behind. They persuaded 1,000 other Canadians to join them in a walk to fight global poverty and raised $55,000. That first walk grew into an annual event, held in 10 cities across Canada with the support of tens of thousands of volunteers, corporate sponsors and participants. Thirty-three years later, the World Partnership Walk has raised more than $100 million – making it the largest event in Canada in support of international development
In 2012, the Government of Canada and Aga Khan Foundation Canada launched an unprecedented $100-million partnership to tackle the root causes of poverty in Africa and Asia.
Thanks to the support of tens of thousands of Canadians through World Partnership Walk, they have unlocked the potential of over a million women and men, girls and boys across Africa and Asia to build a better life – and laid the foundations to ensure that millions more continue to benefit in the years to come.
To learn more or to participate in this years walk, please visit- https://www.worldpartnershipwalk.com