• World Harmony Run

    World's Largest Torch Relay
    World Harmony Run

  • 1,000,000 Participants

    Across 6 Continents
    1,000,000 Participants

  • Dreaming of a more harmonious world

    100 countries
    Dreaming of Harmony

  • Schools And Kids

    Make a Wish for Peace
    Schools And Kids

  • Sri Chinmoy: World Harmony Run Founder

    World Harmony Run Founder
    Sri Chinmoy

  • Carl Lewis: World Harmony Run Spokesman

    World Harmony Run Spokesman
    Carl Lewis

  • New York, USA

    New York

  • London, Great Britain

    Great Britain

  • Shakhovskaya, Russia


  • Around Australia

    15,000 kms, 100 days
    Around Australia

  • Around Ireland

    14 Days, 1500km
    Around Ireland

  • Wanaka, New Zealand

    New Zealand

  • Arjang, Norway


  • Rekjavik, Iceland


  • Beijing, China


  • Prague, Czech Republic

    Czech Republic

  • Belgrade, Serbia


  • Lake Biwa, Japan

    Lake Biwa

  • Kapsait, Ethiopia


  • Pangkor Island, Malaysia

    Pangkor Island

  • Bali, Indonesia


  • The All Blacks, New Zealand

    The All Blacks
    New Zealand

Canada 24 April : Galiano Island

Our team felt so fortunate to be able to spend the day on Galiano Island wonderfully organized by Vilupti. We were surrounded by forest, so our runs were beautiful and also extremely hilly!

The first stop of the day was to visit a local seniors walking group that we christened "The Silver Sneakers".

We went for a little walk around the field and then went inside for some treats and a talk. They also joined us in singing the World Harmony Run song and even did the actions! We really enjoyed meeting everyone and were so impressed by how active and healthy they all were. Galiano's eldest stateswoman was celebrating her 94th birthday (although she doesn't look it!) so we sang her "Happy Birthday".

Next on the itinerary was Galiano Community School, where we all gathered in the schoolyard and talked about harmony. One girl named Sophia said "when we help our friends it's good but if we don't help our friends it's bad". As each student held the torch and made their wish for world harmony, the other students remained respectfully silent. They really seemed to understand the significance of it and they were so sincere in their hopes for peace. They took off with lightning speed as we went for a run around the field, one boy was carrying a flag three times his size!

In the afternoon we presented the Torch-Bearer Award to Ken Millard of the Galiano Conservancy Association. We met with him at a land trust that they had recently acquired and he took us on a scenic hike around the property.

They have many plans for restoring the property- a former industrial logging site. The association was founded in 1989 and is well-known and respected for the wonderful work they do for the island. Ken has entirely devoted himself to the cause of preserving Galiano's spectacular natural environment. One of our team members said it best when they expressed that the beauty and peace we feel from nature is a reflection of the beauty and peace we feel inside ourselves. For this reason it is crucial to make sure nature is cared for.

At the end of the day we returned to the lovely Barrineau residence for some delicious dinner in good company!


Video Mesage from Davidson Hepburn, President (2009 - 2011) of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for 25th Anniversary of the World Harmony Run and a vision for the decade: "Toward a Oneness-World". With FRENCH subtitles

Full Text of the 25th annversary message and link to 25 language informal Translations: http://www.worldharmonyrun.org/25

See also:

Team Members:
Prapti Jensen (Canada), Salil Wilson (Australia), Daniel Stewart (Canada), Yatkara Aleksapolskyy (Ukraine), Brahmata Michael (Canada), Sarvagata Ukrainskyi (Ukraine), Dimitriy Dudko (Ukraine), Varunavi (Slovakia), Sulabha Wisniewski (Canada), Amburoha (Ukraine), Moni (Czech Republic)

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