Photo Essay: The Aga Khan Foundation World Partnership Walk in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada, on June 9 2013
Neighbouring Cities Show Passion and Enthusiasm for Improving Humanity
From a distant, Waterloo Square, 75 King Street in Waterloo, Canada, site of the World Partnership Walk for the past 3 years. Several hundred people from the surrounding cities of Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo converge here to raise funds for Aga Khan Foundation Canada which supports numerous projects around the world.
A life-size poster explaining the Walk’s objective
A tent with a display of Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s support for projects around the world
A life-size poster: Aga Khan Foundation Canada in Bangladesh
A life-size poster: Aga Khan Foundation Canada in Egypt
l to r: Noordin and Mariam Makhani with Nizar and Nazlin Shariff. Nizar was one of the founders of the walk when it began in Kitchener’s Victoria Park in the early 1990’s.
Fatima, left, from Guelph went around distributing ‘clappers’ to the crowd.
Emcee, Priya Mann of CTV requesting all walkers to the start line
Gathering at the start line
Dignitaries about to launch the walk with the cutting of the ribbon
The ribbon is down, walk commences
People of all ages and from all communities commence the hour-long walk on a very warm and sunny day in Waterloo
Enthusiasm and spirit for an extraordinary cause.
Cool car next to the entertainment stage
The walk – bringing community and sponsors together
By his expression, the stroller is a barrier. He wishes to walk with the rest.
In the footsteps of the walkers who are a hundred metres ahead.
Tracy Shewfelt (left) community outreach coordinator for Peter Braid (right), Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Waterloo
Team of volunteers prepare for lunch
Members of the donations team which collected completed partnership books
Volunteers at the food coupons desk. $7.00 combo – Harveys hamburger, Ms. Vickie’s Chips, a soft-drink and, to finish, an ice cream.
Fareen Sayani, Shazmin Dosani, Rabia Dhanani and Salma Dhanani selling special items . Water bottles and hats were the most popular.
Unpacking m & m boxes – each walker received the treat
Some arrived too early from the walk
Cheerful faces – serious walkers. Cell phones missing
Liam Jadavji, age 9, Grade 3
l to r – Proud youth; Marina, Hajera and Deena Noori on King Street
m & m awaits them
750 metres to the finish line
Undisturbed by the traffic
Hussein and Naushin of Kitchener with their triplets, Zaim, Ilaan and Kaleb who will all be two in July
Yasmin and Salmin Pardhan
Long time Guelph resident Sadru Khamis (left) with Barkat Lalani
KPMG Team – walk supporters
A family of four
Guelph’s Mansur Jaffer (l) and Mehdi Dholasanyia
Hanif Karim, Grade 8, with Rubina Kassam of Hamilton. In the stroller, Aalia (left) 8 months and Amar, 3 years.
Alina Yusufi, 2 years old
Charming Julnar (l), age 6, Grade 1, with Maleeha, age 5, Snr. Kindergarten
Seated for the entertainment
Joel Afovia, French teacher, originally of Togo assisting as a volunteer
Ms. Vickie’s chips, soft drinks and hamburgers from Harveys
Almost the last bite of the Harveys
Team WOW from Kitchener – calling out for the missing!
A more complete team WOW!
Team WLISA (Waterloo and Laurier Ismaili Students Association)
Team Guelph Partnership 2013 consisted of 28 individuals who raised $30,000.00
Stage entertainment – Bollywood dance
Performance by Kitchener Kicks, Waterloo Region’s most versatile martial arts school
Global Village Exhibit
The Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s World Partnership Walk will continue in 2014
Date posted: Monday, June 10, 2013.
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