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August 30 - Mission Accomplished!

30 August 2009 7 Comments

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Stage 61
Langley, BC to Vancouver, BC.

Starting from Langley at 6am the runners successfully completed the last and final section of the Children’s Run Across Canada in Stanley Park, Vancouver. The run passed through Surrey, Burnaby, New Westminster, and Vancouver, through crowded streets and over bridges. The day was hot and the runners pretty tired and fatigued from the previous three weeks but none quit this final opportunity. The last leg of the run just over 3 km was around the seawall in which many others participated, from the centre team, the east team and many other local children. Some parents also participated to support and encourage their children. At the conclusion of the run, the runners and supporters gathered at Lumberman’s Arch where Sandeep Singh read an address to those present on behalf of the GGSCF. Navdeep Bains MP and former Minister Herb Dhaliwal congratulated the runners on this important occasion. Professor Dhaliwal stressed the importance of young Sikhs to get involved in positive way in their community and in their faith. A cheque for $5000 was presented to Jane Adams, President and CEO of Surrey Memorial Hospital and she in turn asked for a signed T-shirt that would be hung in the hospital to signify this important event and its contribution to children in the hospital. Perpinder Singh, Harp Dhaliwal, Gursh Gill the local organizing committee thanked all those who had helped and supported the event and in particular Sukh-Sagar Gurdwara for providing the langar and support to the event. As the sun set the Nishan Sahib was set into the waters of the Pacific Ocean after its journey of over 6500km from the start of the run in St. John’s. While not all those involved were not present we would like to acknowledge all those who took part to help, all those who volunteered, and all those who ran along the way. Together as a team we made this dream a reality.

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7 Comments »

  • Tejwant said:

    Thanks God! Our mission accomplished.

  • Rohin Gill said:

    Thanks God for mission accomplished and thanks to all youngsters who took the command in hands to make the difference.good luck to all of you.

  • Rajinder Singh Pandher said:

    Bravo,well done.With Guru’s Grace,the mission is accomplished.Together you have done a great job.The community salute you.Keep up the noble cause.Your kafla will get bigger & bigger.

    Rajinder Singh Pandher
    Ex.Editor,Sikh Samachar, Vancouver.B.C.

  • Savraj Singh said:

    CONGRATULATIONS GUYS!!! This is an outstanding and remarkable achievement!!! Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!!

  • Kim St. Pierre said:

    Congratulations on your amazing run. How can we thank you enough? We truly appreciate the courage and generosity of all the youth who chose to participate in the Children’s Run Across Canada. The Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation has received funds for our Children’s Health Centre and we are very grateful. It is an honour to be included as one of the hospitals to receive your hard earned gift.

  • iwig said:

    Thanks everyone for the congratulations and your support! It has definitely been a lifetime experience for anyone who’s been part of this amazing event, from the runners and volunteers, to the parents, supporters, community members, our well-wishers on the roads, to the hospital foundations we’ve had the pleasure and good fortune of helping in whatever small way we could.

  • Dr. Shimi Kang said:

    CONGRATULATIONS BRAVE AND DETERMINED YOUTH! Not only is the greater community in awe of your physical endurance, we are so impressed with the compassion and creativity in how this project came to be. You are shining stars for all of us displaying hardwork, committement, and community spirit - all while having fun! Can’t wait to be involved next year!! Dr. S. Kang, Bc Children’s Hospital.

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