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Sunday, July 19, 2009. 2 Comments

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Stage 19
Brockville, ON to Shannonville, ON

The East Team woke up to a bright sunny day and the temperature was perfect for their last few kilometers. Beginning just west of Brockville after doing the ardas, the runners enjoyed their final stretches along Highway 2 as they passed through Gananoque with the 1000 islands on the left and then through Kingston where Lake Ontario narrows and becomes the St. Lawrence River.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009. No Comment

jul184.jpg July 18, 2009
Stage 18
Ottawa, ON to Brockville, ON.

As the residents of Ottawa slept on Saturday, the East Team was up and ready in front of the main gates of Parliament Hill. The sun was out for the start of the day’s run but soon disappeared behind dark rain clouds. What started out as a little shower in the quiet streets of downtown turned into an air raid of heavy rain by the time the runners were passing by Carleton University on the outskirts of the city.

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Friday, July 17, 2009. 2 Comments

ottawa1.jpg July 17, 2009
Stage 17
Calumet, QC to Ottawa, ON.

Today is the big day as we end up in Ottawa, our nation’s capital. Ironically, we reach here exactly ten years to the day we completed the run in 1999. At that time, it was announced the only step up from running from Toronto to Ottawa was to run across the entire country, a dream of every Canadian child after the heritage set by Canadian hero Terry Fox.
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Thursday, July 16, 2009. No Comment

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Stage 16
Montreal, QC to Calumet, QC

The day started on Mount Royal, overlooking the city below and the St. Lawrence River in the distance. After the daily ardas, the runners proceeded down the western slopes of Mount Royal and through the busy streets during rush hour.  Progress was slow and steady as onlookers were curious with the Canadian Flag waving on the run vehicle within the morning traffic. The bright yellow shirts of the runners also got attention, Most people are taken by surprise to see children/youth running early in the morning and those who become aware usually honk their horn or wave. Other early morning joggers also wave in support.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009. One Comment

jul153.jpg July 15, 2009
Stage 15
Saint Sulpice, QC to Montreal, QC.

The Run arrived in Montreal entering the city over the River Des Prairies Pont Le Gardeur and then heading down Notre Dame Street. Along the way, the run passed the Montreal Olympic Stadium before continuing through the old downtown Montreal streets and then through the city along Rene Levesque Boulevard to the Montreal Children’s Hospital.
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