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The annual Tamil Canadian Walk brings together hundreds of participants, from all walks of life, in support of a great cause. Over the last 9 years, the fundraiser has made many important initiatives possible, in Canada and Sri Lanka, including those of the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Center for Addiction and Mental Health, and the Sampur Housing Project.
Proceeds raised by the 2017 event will support efforts to resettle, and build sustainable economic opportunities, in the village of Thennamarawady
The ancient Tamil village of Thennamarawady was destroyed in 1984, as a result of the armed conflict in Sri Lanka, causing the total displacement of the local population, who fled to Mullathivu. After decades of displacement, villagers were only allowed to return to their ancestral lands in 2010. However, many families who were displaced from Thennamarawady continue to live in Mullathivu and other parts of the Northern Province.
The 82 war affected families, consisting of 230 family members,
Hosted by the Canadian Tamil Congress, the Tamil Canadian Walk empowers hundreds of walkers to raise funds to support important causes both here in Canada and in Sri Lanka. Past beneficiaries of the annual walk include:
Canadian Cancer Society
Heart & Stroke Foundation and more