2012-06-28 / Sports

Sault bridge walk set

SAULT STE MARIE – The public is invited to participate in the 26th Annual International Bridge Walk on Saturday, June 30. Festivities will begin at 7:30 a.m. with viewings of the 50th Anniversary Bridge documentary inside the Bud Cooper Gymnasium on the campus of Lake Superior State University.

Additional festivities include: a special Pictorial Postmark program provided by the USPS and Canada Post; the Pure Michigan 400 race car on display in the Norris parking lot; special announcements from guest dignitaries; and the national anthems as performed by the Sweet Adelines.

New to this year’s walk is a bicycle parade, beginning at 9 a.m. This will be followed by the walk at 10 a.m. Guided bus tours, provided by International Bridge staff members, will also be available from 12-4 p.m. Staging and gathering for this event will occur at the LSSU Norris Center in Sault Ste Marie.

Please note that, for safety reasons, no rollerblades/skates, skateboards, etc. are allowed. Those parties interested in participation in the bicycle parade must be able to complete the five mile parade route in less than one hour. For more information on the bicycle parade, please contact the Soo Bike Club at (906) 440-5134.

The International Bridge Walk is sponsored by the International Bridge Authority and the Chambers of Commerce from the Twin Saults. Please be advised that bicycle parade and walking participants should bring a passport or other approved identification.

Buses will run continuously to transport Canadian walkers from the west parking lot of OLG Casino Sault Ste Marie to the Norris Center from 7 - 8:15 a.m. Transportation for U.S. walkers at the conclusion of the walk back to the Norris Center will also be provided. Transportation is available for a small fee of $2 per person or $10 per family.

For additional details and information, please visit the International Bridge Walk homepage at www.saultstemarie.org/Community Events/international-bridgewalk. html or call the Sault Area Chamber of Commerce at (906) 632-3301.

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