Race­way for walk

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

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.

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