Race­way set for Day of Older Per­sons walk

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

The green cir­cuit at Cam­bridge Race­way will be the venue for this year’s In­ter­na­tional Global Walk cel­e­brat­ing the value of older peo­ple on Oc­to­ber 1.

This will be the sec­ond suc­ces­sive year a walk has been or­gan­ised in Cam­bridge by vol­un­teer com­mu­nity co- or­di­na­tor with the Min­istry for Se­nior Cit­i­zens, Florence Shear­man. The In­ter­na­tional Glo- bal Walk is an event mark­ing the United Na­tions-es­tab­lished day on Oc­to­ber 1, the In­ter­na­tional Day of Older Per­sons.

Last year’s event saw an es­ti­mated 1500 peo­ple walk through the main street of Cam­bridge and on to the vil­lage green.

Those tak­ing part this year will walk around the Cam­bridge trot­ting track, led in three twin- seater sulkies manned by Waipa Dis­trict mayor Jim Mylchreest and Cam­bridge thor­ough­bred breeder Sir Pa­trick Ho­gan, re­tired trot­ting driv­ers Charlie Hunter and Barry Fer­gu­son and for­mer jockey Ron Tay­lor with for­mer trot­ting driver John Butcher. Re­fresh­ments will be avail­able.

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