The Rotary Club of Meaford is proud to be a sponsor of this event. In 1967 when Winnipeg first hosted the pan American Games, ten outstanding young Indigenous athletes were chosen to run 800 kilometers over an ancient message route, carrying the Games torch. When the runners arrived at the stadium however, they were not allowed to enter with the torch. Instead, a non-Indigenous runner was given that honour. Nine of the ten original 1967 runners were survivors of the residential school system. Join us at the hall to see the film about these amazing runners, hear their story and get a chance to meet a couple of them. To honour these runners, an 80 kilometer run will arrive in the Meaford Hall mid-afternoon. There is no charge to attend the film, but donations are appreciated.