Walks for values took place in Spring 2007 in 9 Canadian Cities and 5 Australian Cities! The Walks differ slightly, but the goal is same: to highlight the values we should be living by —truth, right conduct, peace, love, nonviolence, and other subvalues of these major five Human Values. These Walks generally involve other community groups and have presentations at the beginning and end of the Walks. T-shirts are often sold, and along the way there may be booths with arts and crafts dealing with human values, displays of human values, refreshments, and so on.
Walks for values in Canada took place on 10 June or 17 June in Calgary, Coquitlam, Edmonton, Kingston, Ottowa, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto, and WInnipeg. In Toronto, where Walk for Value started several years ago, some 4,000 Toronto residents took part. Ontario government leaders took part in the inauguration of the Walk, and others participated in the multi-cultural program that ended the walk. Over 18 community groups took part, including diverse multi-cultural groups --Chinese, Irish, Russian, Laatin, Egyptian, and Indian groups performed at the closing ceremonies.A variety of food stalls, eshibits, and handicrafts dealing with Human Values were positioned at various places along the Walk.
As always, no money was solicited or taken. Instead, participatns committed to individual improvement in human values, which would lead to social improvement, for the betterment of society.
Take a look at this web page for more information:
Walks were held on 24 March in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Most started with sort speeches and presentations —perphaps the National Anthem— and ended in a second place with further talks. The Walk for Values in ended in a closing ceremony and picnic.
The web page for the Australian Walk for Values is
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History of Walk for Values
The Walk for Values was first conducted in 2002 by the Sathya Sai School in Toronto. Since then the walk has spread to many other cities throughout Canada with citizens walking for values, cities declaring ‘Human Values Day’ and mention of the Walk in the Canadian government legislature. It's a grass-roots affair; devotees see the value in it and then organize a Walk in their own cities. They get the local citizens and government involved. This year, in Toronto, 4,000 people took part! This event is growing and growing and is making people of aware of the need to live by human values such as love, truth, peace, righteousness, and nonviolence.