Raceway for walk
The green circuit at Cambridge Raceway will be the local 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 Global Walk is an event marking the United Nationsestablished 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, accompanied by civic and political leaders, school children, Age Concern representatives and supporters among the public.
Those taking part will 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 in a special tented area. There will also be old time music and access to all the Cambridge Raceway facilities.