Walking 75,000 Kms Spreading Message Of Peace

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Media Alert

11 February 2010

Jean Béliveau embarks on the next leg of his amazing 75,000km walk

Almost 10 years ago Jean Béliveau undertook the mission to walk around the world through

six continents to spread the message of peace, in accordance with the United Nations

proclamation of the decade of International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-

violence for the Children of the World”

Jean is now in Australia, his 64th country, and after further demonstrating his credentials by

completing the 3 month Darwin to Townsville leg in 40 degree temperatures and mostly

relentless solitude, Jean is about to commence his “down hill run home”, a mere 20 months

of relatively easy walking beginning in Townsville this Sunday February 14th.  

With over 64,500km covered of his 75,000km goal to return home to Montreal, Canada,

Jean’s wwwalk is already the longest ever made by a human without returning home.

Thousands of people from many countries along Jean’s way have been involved in the cause

to raise awareness of the rights of children. 

Picture opportunity – Sydney CBD today until 10 pm and tomorrow 4-5am


14 February 2010


9 to 11am  - 11 am is the beginning of the walk.


Rossiter Park, Townsville

Photo opportunity

Jean Béliveau is beginning his walk, local community,

children and families making kites and decorated with

peace messages, and kite flying to send him off. Local

dignitaries invited to attend.

Over the next 20 months, Jean will follow the East Coast through Brisbane, Sydney, inland

to Canberra and Melbourne, before looping Tasmania and taking quiet time at Port Arthur to

bring a poignancy to the walk’s theme. After the New Zealand leg, Jean will complete his

circumnavigation by walking across Canada to his Montréal home in October 2011. 

Cahala Kites is supporting Jean’s journey by helping him promote his message of peace and

non-violence for children, and fundraising for The Alannah and Madeline Foundation. The

first of 15 Kite wwwalk events will be staged on Sunday morning Feb 14 from 9 to 11 am at

Rossiter Park, Townsville. $1 of every $5 kite purchased, plus all gold coin donations to walk

with Jean, will be donated to The Alannah and Madeline Foundation.

Please note:Townsville walk is symbolic only as Jean has already walked south to Giru

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Media contacts

For interview Jean Béliveau about wwwalk contact Jean on 

more information.

For enquiries about the Kite-wwwalk events or Cahala Kites

contact: Lachlan Gifford, Cahala Kites on 0450 248 200 or at


For enquiries about The Alannah and Madeline Foundation contact:

Kristina Garla, Communications Manger on 0409 700 192.

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