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Walk for Boston to be held Monday, April 22, 1:00pm

Walk for Boston to be held Monday, April 22, 1:00pm

Ottawa, April 18, 2013 - Media and the general public are invited to join David Jacobson, the US Ambassador to Canada, John Halvorsen, Phil Marsh and members of the running community as they walk from Parliament Hill to the US Embassy in a show of solidarity with the Boston community.

Who: David Jacobson, the US Ambassador to Canada; Members of Parliament; City of Ottawa officials; John Halvorsen, President and Race Director, Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend; Phil Marsh, Running Room; Dylan Wykes, elite runner; members of the Ottawa running community; public at large*
What: Walk from Parliament Hill to US Embassy (Wellington Street to MacKenzie); community invited to wear blue and gold - the official colours of the Boston Marathon and to bring used running shoes to donate to the Ottawa Mission.
When: Monday, April 22, 2013
1:00 p.m. Gathering begins on Parliament Hill Short speeches*
1:30 p.m. Walk leaves Parliament Hill
2:00 p.m. Arrival at US Embassy on MacKenzie Avenue Speech and moment of silence led by Ambassador Jacobson
Why: John Halvorsen and Phil Marsh are organizing the walk as a show of solidarity with the Boston community and a celebration of the human spirit.

*Detailed information on speakers and VIPs attending the walk will be shared with media the morning of April 22, 2013.

To arrange an interview or for more information:

Phil Marsh,
Running Room,
613-­‐868-­‐4588,
[email protected],
www.runningroom.ca

Annie Boucher,
Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend,
613-­‐863-­‐3702,
[email protected],
www.runottawa.ca

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