Sherbrooke walks for friendship this Saturday
The Force de l'amitié (Friendship Force) Club of the Sherbrooke region is inviting the public to take part in the 14th annual walk around Lac des Nations on Thursday, March 1 beginning at 6:15 p.m. at the Armandnadeau Pavilion in Jacques-cartier Park. The walk is to mark World Friendship Day, a moment celebrated through the Friendship Force International (FFI) network.
Under the theme "Art, Friendship and Peace", the event, organized in collaboration with the Service d’aide aux Néocanadiens and Destination Sherbrooke, will feature the presence of Mr. Paul Gingues as Honorary President.
Gingues is a Sherbrooke city councillor and chair of the Culture Committee and accepted the invitation, emphasizing: "I deeply believe that the arts, in all their forms, bring communities together by creating relationships between citizens."
On the program, Gingues will deliver a short speech that will signal the beginning of the march on the Lac-des-nations promenade. Then, around a cup of coffee, the participants will be asked to continue their exchanges in a festive atmosphere.
A blues duo composed of Robert Daigneault and Joël Savard will provide music at the event.
The activity is free and open to the public.
The Force de l'amitié club in the Sherbrooke region is part of a worldwide network of more than 360 clubs in over 60 countries. This walk around the Lake of Nations is an opportunity to remember the importance of friendly connections within the community.