The 18th annual Walk for Israel drew 12,000 participants, and an additional 3000 who came to the Festival. The Walk was held on Sunday, May 17th and had the traditional route -- 18 kilometres for the 18th Walk -- south along Bathurst to Eglinton and then north on Avenue Road/Bathurst to the Festival at the Bathurst JCC. The event came together, as always, with the energy and organization of hundreds of volunteers, as well as the UJA Committee chaired by Gloria Clamen. The money raised this year went towards a daycare centre in Kfar Gvirol. At the Festival, two artists in their eighties, Henry Weingluck and Hannah Sandberg, displayed their paintings. A bonfire for Lag B'Omer wrapped up the day.
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
A map of the 1987 Walk route can be found in series 17-1-19 (1993), file 9.
File contains a blank 1987 sponsor book, which includes instructions for participants collecting donations, a map of the Walk route with checkpoints listed, sponsor "stubs", and the receipts for sponsors, which have advertisements for sponsoring businesses and "Festival '87" as well as a list of sponsors. The back page has a list of tips for walkers.
Title based on contents of the file.
Series 17-1-18 (1992), file 18, includes a passport and a full-page newspaper advertisement for the 1987 Walk.