52 photographs : b&w and col. (21 negatives) : 10 x 15 cm or smaller
In 1979 the Walk with Israel had a second name: the Canada-Israel Friendship Walk. This name highlighted the year's focus on walking for Israel's children, although the official name was still used. The Walk featured sports and show business personalities signing autographs, and drew 12,000 participants. Continuing with the Bathurst corridor route, the Walk started at the BJCC, went south to St. Clair and back to Earl Bales Park.
The Walk this year also featured an Early Bird prize. First introduced in 1978, the Early Bird draw was an incentive for walkers to collect and return their pledges soon after the walk. Those who did so within two weeks of the Walk had their names entered in a draw to win one of a number of prizes donated by local businesses.
File consists of photographs from three different photography jobs shooting publicity images for the 1979 Walk for Israel. The photos include the UJA 30th anniversary Walkathon challenge, with a meeting of men in suits and the head of the Pharmacy team, Izzy Snider, being awarded a plaque by David Bloom for raising the most money; runners photographed in a field at 183 Gordon Road; and students at Beth Tikvah Synagogue, with Elliott Novak and Stuart Razin holding a poster and passport and wearing buttons. The poster reads, "United We Walk: The Canada-Israel Friendship Walk. Walk for an Israeli Child, Sunday May 27, 1979."
Also included is an envelope containing one of the passports and one of the buttons referred to above.