US Mission Canada: Canadians Run for Boston

Via US Embassy Ottawa:

Ambassador David Jacobson thanked hundreds of walkers who made their way to the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa in solidarity with the people of Boston on the one week anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. Under a blue sky, people walked from Parliament Hill to remember those lost in Boston and to celebrate the enduring human spirit we have witnessed over the last week.

Organized by Phil Marsh of the Running Room and John Halvorsen of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, and supported by several Federal Members of Parliament, the event brought folks from every corner of Ottawa to offer condolences to the U.S. Ambassador and to the American people. Walkers also brought used shoes to tie to the Embassy fence as a symbolic gesture. The shoes will be donated to the Ottawa Mission.

On Monday, April 22nd, hundreds of Ottawans gathered together to show solidarity with the people of Boston following the Boston Marathon attacks. (photo via US Embassy Ottawa/FB)

On Monday, April 22nd, hundreds of Ottawans gathered together to show solidarity with the people of Boston following the Boston Marathon attacks. (photo via US Embassy Ottawa/FB)

USCG Quebec

On Sunday, April 21st, Quebec City showed its solidarity with the people of Boston in the wake of the Boston Marathon attacks by hosting a “Run for Boston”.

Quebec City Consul General Peter O'Donohue thanks Run for Boston participants. — in Quebec, Canada. (US Embassy Ottawa/FB)

Quebec City Consul General Peter O’Donohue thanks Run for Boston participants. — in Quebec, Canada.
(US Embassy Ottawa/FB)

USCG Calgary

Calgary Consul General Peter Kujawinski participates in the Run for Boston with his family (via US Embassy Ottawa/FB)

Calgary Consul General Peter Kujawinski participates in the Run for Boston with his family (via US Embassy Ottawa/FB)

USCG Montreal

USCG Montreal: Kedenard Raymond and Consul General Parker at the start of the Run for Boston in Montreal. (via US Embassy Ottawa/FB)

USCG Montreal: Kedenard Raymond and Consul General Andrew Parker at the start of the Run for Boston in Montreal.
(via US Embassy Ottawa/FB)

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That is such a wonderful gesture of solidarity.

— DS

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