World Partnership Walk
The Trent Central Student Association (TCSA) cordially
invites you to take part in the World Partnership Walk Peterborough. A
Canada-wide event, the World Partnership Walk (WPW) was created to help
raise awareness and funds to fight global poverty through the
implementation of sustainable and community identified developmental
The WPW Peterborough will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 starting
from Peter Robinson (George St. and Parkhill St.) at noon with opening
ceremonies to kick off the event. The Walk will begin at 12:30 p.m. with
the participants travelling South on Water St. until Charlotte St. and
North on George St. to Splice Restaurant and Lounge (379 George St. N.).
Overall this will be a 2km Walk. A free BBQ will be provided at Splice
courtesy of the Trent Central Student Association. Splice will be
contributing 25% of its sales to the WPW. Pledges are accepted on our
team page at:
World Partnership Walk
Organized by volunteers in ten cities across Canada, the Walk attracts
tens of thousands of Canadians united in a common effort to bring hope
and renewal to some of the poorest communities in the world.
In 2011, nearly 40,000 Canadians came together to raise over $6.8
Since the Walk’s inception, individual and corporate supporters,
volunteers and walkers have helped to raise more than $70 Million in
support of international development initiatives, making it the largest
and most successful event of its kind in Canada.
All funds raised by the World Partnership Walk (100%) go directly to
international development initiatives supported by Aga Khan Foundation
Canada (AKFC) – not one cent is spent on administration. These funds
support meaningful projects identified and implemented by local
communities – projects that revitalize a rural economy, ensure clean
water and sanitation, strengthen community-based organizations and
educate new generations of girls and women. Funds raised by the Walk
also help AKFC to leverage additional support from major donors like the
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
TCSA and World Partnership Walk
In March of this year, the Trent Central Student Association held two
events at Trent University to help raise funds for the WPW, including a
Wax-a-thon and the sale of t-shirts at the end of classes event,
“Dionysus.” With the Trent Central Student Association’s involvement,
the Walk will now be taking place in 11 cities across Canada.