World Partnership Walk - Take steps to end global poverty on Sunday

The 29th annual World Partnership Walk takes place on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Lumbermen’s Arch in Stanley Park. Starting Sunday, over the course of the next three weeks, thousands of Canadians in 10 cities around the country will be taking steps to end global poverty. Over the past 28 years, the Walk, an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation Canada, has raised over $75 million, of which 100 per cent goes directly to the cause – not one cent is spent on admin costs. Rain or shine, this amazing event will happen in Vancouver. Here are some highlights of what to expect.


  • 8:30 a.m. – Registration opens
  • 10:00 a.m. – Opening ceremony
  • 10:40 a.m. – Ribbon cutting and start of 5 km Walk around scenic Stanley Park
  • 11:45 a.m. – Live entertainment begins (performances, dances and band)
  • 1:00 p.m. – Walk results and official closing
  • 3:30 p.m. – End of entertainment

Master of Ceremonies

World Partnership Walk Vancouver MCs


  • BBQ burgers: tandoori chicken, beef and veggie
  • Beef Pilau
  • Dal bhajia (lentil fritters) – try eating just one!
  • Tropical snacks: mango with chili, sugar cane juice, fresh coconut

Beef pilau

Mango with chili powder

Global Village

Learn about your dollars at work. Go through the Global Village and learn from people that worked in Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s projects in Africa and Asia. See why Canadians should care about International Development.

2013 World Partnership Walk – Vancouver

When: Sunday, May 26, 2013 starting at 10 a.m.

Where: Lumbermen’s Arch in Stanley Park


Twitter: @WPWVancouver / #WPWalk



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