The 2007 Walk with Israel was held on Sunday, May 27th. It started with a kick-off party in Coronation Park by the waterfront, which featured inflatables and music. Prominent attendees were Federal Liberal leader Stéphane Dion, Environment Minister John Baird and more than 20 other elected officials. The Walk was co-chaired by Ruth Eckstein and Helen Silverstein. The largest incentive for those raising money was to be a "chai walker": if one raised $1800, one had the choice of a $500 prize and was invited onstage during the kick-off party. With a threatening weather forecast, only 7,000 people came out. The fundraising cause was a new daycare centre in northern Israel and providing employment training to Ethiopian women in a community near Tel Aviv.
At the end of the 10 kilometre route, people enjoyed the kosher barbecue, games, rides and arts and crafts at the RioCan Carnival at Ontario Place.
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series consists of a recruitment video and two t-shirts from the 2007 Walk with Israel. One t-shirt is white and the other, for volunteers, is red. The t-shirts read "Heart and Sole!"
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