Saturday, on October 5th the event that every year unites people symbolically and literally comes back! Don’t miss thisextraordinary seventh edition of the cross – border walk between Malcantone and Varesotto.
The event will be organized in collaboration with the municipalities of Ponte Tresa, Agno, Caslano, Bioggio, Lavena Ponte Tresa and the Forum interreligioso of Lugano, and has obtained the patronage of the city of Luino, Lavena Ponte Tresa, the Province of Varese and the General Consul of Italy in Lugano.
A heartfelt thanks also goes to the Scouts of Caslano, the Ashkenazy Ballet Center, the city Choir of Luino and the women’s Choir Thelys of Ternate.
It will be an unique day, animated by numerous moments of entertainment suitable for the young and the elderly, in which, with every step we take, we will spread a message of peace, love, friendship and solidarity, values that are so important and vital.
And after the walk, what could be better than a good meal shared with friends?
After the union of people on the customs bridge of Ponte Tresa (12.15 pm), we will head towards the Ponte Tresa Municipal Hall where we will share another moment together: our traditional “maccheronata di solidarietà”!
During the maccheronata, which will take place from 12.30 to 15.00, Margherita Maffeis, President of our Association and Honorary Consul of the Philippines in Ticino, will present the current and future projects of our Association Culture Ticino Network in Ticino and the Philippines, through which we will be able to help the less fortunate of us.
Renowned guests will take part in the event and the winning class of the international competition “Poems for Peace”, in which Swiss, Italian and Filipino have participated, will be awarded!
So are you going to stay and watch or are you going to walk with us? Call your friends, gather your family and spread peace and solidarity around the world with us!
We look forward to seeing you in large numbers!
PROGRAM OF THE DAY
Route from Switzerland
Meeting of the participants at the FLP station in Agno, welcome greetings in the presence of the local authorities, coffee reception.
Departure towards Magliaso passing by the lakeside promenade.
Arrival in Magliaso (Centro Evangelico) where we will be warmly welcomed by the pastor Giuseppe la Torre.
Departure in the direction of Caslano.
Arrival in Caslano in Piazza Lago; short stop with refreshment stall with delicious welcome coffee. Animation by the scouts and Ashkenazy Ballet Center with a wonderful performance of classical dance. Speech by Deputy major Iris Brugnetti.
Departure to Ponte Tresa
Arrival at Ponte Tresa and union of the people on the customs bridge. Important moment of welcome in the presence of renowned authorities, including the Major of Ponte Tresa and the major of Lavena Ponte Tresa, accompanied by joyful songs of solidarity and brotherhood with the city Choir of Luino and the women’s Choir Thelys.
Route from Italy
Meeting at the car park in front of the Aquatic Park in via Zanzi 25 in Lavena Ponte Tresa.
Departure in the direction of Piazza San Giorgio in Ponte Tresa, walking along the lake.
Arrival in Piazza San Giorgio where there will be a soccer match between a Swiss and an Italian team.
Departure of the two groups in the direction of the customs bridge of Ponte Tresa.
Arrival at Ponte Tresa and union of the people on the customs bridge. Important moment of welcome in the presence of renowned authorities, including the Mayor of Ponte Tresa and the mayor of Lavena Ponte Tresa, accompanied by joyful songs of solidarity and brotherhood with the City Choir of Luino and the Women’s Choir Thelys.
From 12.30 pm to 15.00 pm
“Maccheronata di solidarietà” for CHF 10.00 at the Sala Comunale of Ponte Tresa, where the Choir of Luino and the Choir Thelys will delight us with their sweet melodies. Renowned guests will take part and a charity lottery will liven up the day even more. There will also be the awarding of the “Poems for peace” contest!
After the event, the Association Culture Ticino Network will continue its activities and, in particular, the organisation of the 9° edition of the World Peace Forum, which will be inaugurated on Monday, November 11th 2019 on the occasion of the “Village of Peace” at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano, in which all the primary, secondary, vocational and high schools in the Canton Ticino are invited to continue to spread the values of the Association from the younger generation.
The funds raised during the solidarity conference will support the following projects of the Culture TicinoNetwork Association: the management of a new multifunctional center in the Bulacan region of the Philippines, where to offer food, training and job opportunities to the most needy local young, women and men. Our President, Margherita Maffeis, is also Honorary Consul of the Philippines in Ticino, and regularly goes there to follow the project.
In Ticino, on the other hand, the Association supports “Spazio Generazioni” project, created to help young people (aged 15 to 25) in difficult to find their place at work, through language lessons and other activities.