Walk for Boston
Walk for Boston to be held in Ottawa, Monday, April 22
Ottawa, April 18, 2013 - Media and the general public are invited to join David Jacobson, the US Ambassador to Canada; John Halvorsen; Phil Marsh; and, members of the running community as they walk from Parliament Hill to the US Embassy in a show of solidarity with the Boston community.
Who: David Jacobson, the US Ambassador to Canada; Members of Parliament; City of Ottawa officials; John Halvorsen, President and Race Director, Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend; Phil Marsh, Running Room; Dylan Wykes, elite runner; members of the Ottawa running community; public at large*
What: Walk from Parliament Hill to US Embassy (Wellington Street to MacKenzie); community invited to wear blue and gold - the official colours of the Boston Marathon and to bring used running shoes to donate to the Ottawa Mission.
When: Monday, April 22, 2013
1:00 p.m. Gathering begins on Parliament Hill / Short speeches*
1:30 p.m. Walk leaves Parliament Hill
2:00 p.m. Arrival at US Embassy on MacKenzie Avenue / Speech and moment of silence led by Ambassador Jacobson
Why: John Halvorsen and Phil Marsh are organizing the walk as a show of solidarity with the Boston community and a celebration of the human spirit.
*Detailed information on speakers and VIPs attending the walk will be shared with media the morning of April 22, 2013.