STELLARTON — Several hundred people attended a rally at the Nova Scotia Community College on Tuesday for the annual Marathon of Respect and Equality.
Deputy Mayor Bryan Knight spoke on behalf of the local municipalities whose representatives formally signed a proclamation for the MORE run that is scheduled for May 8.
Students from many local schools attended Tuesday’s event which was held in the Commons area of the school. Among them were members of the familiar North Nova Education Centre Performing Arts Group.
The run will once again start in Pictou at 8:30 a.m. next Wednesday and end mid-afternoon in New Glasgow after visiting the other towns and Pictou Landing First Nation.
“This is another way for our communities to come together,” Knight said.
Henderson Paris, who founded the original Run Against Racism, was named the 2019 MORE honorary chairman and addressed the gathering.
“This event and the Run against Racism have played a huge role in my development,” he said. “I knew I had to do something.”