In 2003, the Walk with Israel took place on Sunday, May 25th, featuring a brand new 5 kilometre route from Coronation Park at the lakeshore, around downtown Toronto and back to the National Trade Centre at the C.N.E. grounds. The slogan this year was "Together We're Stronger" and more than 20,000 people came out to show their support for Israel. Approximately $500,000 was raised. The Walk culminated in a Festival at the National Trade Centre that had a drumming workshop and a 7-foot Magen David made out of balloons.
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series contains photographs, a promotional video, two t-shirts, a windbreaker and a hat from the Israel Funwalk of 2001. One t-shirt has the sponsors listed on the back. There is also a royal blue child's hat.
Physical description note: Includes 74 photographs (jpg), 1 videocassette, 2 t-shirts, 1 windbreaker jacket, 1 hat.
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
The digital photographs in this sub-sub-series are currently housed on original CDs from 2003. They will need to be moved to another medium to extend their lifespan, i.e. server or archival quality disc.
File contains photographs taken on the day of the Walk at the kick-off party, along the route and at the Festival that followed. The images are of volunteers, kids, flags, dogd, the chairs of the Walk, the registration table, sponsors' banners, some people 'laying' tefillin, the kickoff speakers and performers, crowd shots, dancing, people along the route, rest stops and the Western Wall replica. VIPs pictured include Mel Lastman. Groups with banners include the Downtown Jewish Day School, International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, Canada, Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue, March of the Living, and Jews for Jesus.
The Festival photographs feature performers, MC Corey Mandell, members of the Walk committee, audience shots, people dancing, a drumming centre, an activity centre for kids, students' murals and inflatables.
Though the CD is not marked, it is likely these photographs are Steven Epstein's, since he usually included the html pages for viewing the thumbnails online.
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