With the sun shining and an energizing Jazzercise warm-up, face painting and a big bouncy castle, the mood is fun and light.
But the cause is incredibly important.
“The World Partnership Walk is an event that lets us take action locally to have global impact and to be able to take steps — literally take steps, to end global poverty,” says Victoria World Partnership Walk chair Karima Ramji.
This is the 35th year for the walk, which raises money for the Aga Khan Foundation and its work in developing nations.
“It is very much a big passion project for me,” says Ramji, who’s been involved for several years. “I grew up in the developing world and have seen the level of poverty that exists and feel very privileged to be living in Canada.”
WATCH: Victoria’s World Partnership Walk takes steps to end global poverty. Tess van Straaten of CHEK News looks at how it’s making a difference.