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Sovereign Hill Supports Peace Run As It Comes to Ballarat

June 1, 2017 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, an international torch relay for peace that is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2017, will this year be welcomed to Ballarat by the Mayor during a visit to Sovereign Hill on Monday 19th June, before visiting Canadian Lead Primary School on their way to Melbourne.

The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run is a global relay that seeks to promote international friendship and understanding. Since its inception in 1987 the Run has traversed over 100 nations and touched the lives of millions of people, and on Sunday 18th June, the Peace Run will make its way to Ballarat.

There will be representatives from Australia, New Zealand, Mongolia, Hungary, Bali Indonesia, and the United Kingdom participating in this Peace Run, with the team leaving Brisbane on 24th May for their relay down to Ballarat, and then onto Melbourne and Adelaide.

Whilst in Ballarat, as part of a sponsorship partnership, the team will be staying at Sovereign Hill, with Sovereign hill donating the accommodation, an evening meal, and a breakfast for the official reception with Ballarat City Mayor, Cr. Samantha McIntosh, on Monday 19th June at 8am, before the team leaves the city.

After the ceremony and breakfast with Cr. Samantha McIntosh at Sovereign Hill, the team will give a short presentation to the students of Canadian Lead, and invite the school community to pass the torch and in silence make a wish or a prayer for peace.

By passing the torch from one person to the next, the relay offers people from many nations the opportunity to express their hopes and dreams for a better, brighter future. People from all walks of life hold the symbolic torch to wish for a peaceful world. Passing the torch from one person to the next unites us together in our common aspiration to offer something positive to our world – together we can make a difference!

Further information on the Peace Run can be found at

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