And we are “Still on the Journey…”
On Tuesday April 17, Pictou Landing Held the Proclamation Signing for the M.O.R.E (Marathon of Respect and Equality Run), with mayors from all the towns, the warden for the County, Chief Andrea Paul and students and representative from the local schools. This year marks the 29th Annual Event of its kind in Pictou County.
Chief Andrea Paul, began the morning off with a welcome and a moment to reflect on the meaning of M.O.R.E. “The MORE run was created with three goals in mind… and I think we should just reflect on those for a moment:
- To combat and eliminate racial discrimination
- To provide and promote education around racial sensitivity and tolerance for young and old alike
- To provide support and reason for hope for all people marginalized in our society.
As we are still on journey and it continues for the run, I think it is important that we never forget what the goals are and why we are running, never forget why we are here and never forget why the run was started to begin with, to eliminate racism,” stated Chief Paul.
This year’s M.O.R.E run will take place on Thursday May 3, 2018, be sure to come out and support the runners as they make their way through the community!