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A.K. Partnership Walk (Montreal)

HL One thousand walkers raise Third World funds



DD 09/11/89

SO Montreal Gazette (GAZ)

Edition: FINAL

Section: NEWS

Page: A3

Category: COLUMN

LP --- One thousand walkers raise Third World funds --- Organizers estimate that more than 1,000 people participated in the third annual Partnership Walk here yesterday to raise funds for health, education and rural development in Africa and Asia.

TX * Laila Dhanani, a local volunteer with the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada which sponsored 10-kilometre walks in five Canadian cities, said participants in the Montreal portion of the event came from as far as Quebec City, Ottawa and Cornwall, Ont. At least 5,000 other people pledged donations to the cause. Dhanani said a tree-planting ceremony and family picnic were added to the walk at Maisonneuve Park this year.

THE FOLLOWING TWO (2) PARAGRAPHS APPEARED IN THE EARLY EDITION The guest of honor was Tim Brodhead, executive director of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation, a national * coalition of 100 no-governmental organizations such as the Aga Khan Foundation. Brodhead is the author of Bridges of Hope, an analysis of the effectiveness of aid provided by Canada's voluntary agencies.

THE FOLLOWING APPEARED IN THE FINAL EDITION The walks - also held in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver - raised about $400,000 in 1988. Organizers said it will be several weeks before this year's results are tallied. LOCAL KEYWORDS: FUNDRAISING

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