Can you walk around the world? This man did!

Peace for the children of the world

“On August 18th, 2000, at 9:00 am, Jean Béliveau left Montreal, Canada. His goal is to walk around the planet to promote “Peace and non-violence for the profit of the children of the world”. He is travelling alone with a three-wheeled stroller that holds a bit of food, his clothing, a First Aid kit, a small tent and a sleeping bag.

Jean plans to walk across the continents, from North America to South America, then across to South Africa, up to Europe, then the Middle East, South and Eastern Asia, Australia, New Zealand and finally back to Canada.

This 11 years journey is in support of the United Nations proclamation: 2001-2010 – International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World”


“And I thought it would be easy… I suppose I was being naïve as always… As I should have expected we have been overcome with a tsunami of requests for interviews with the media, book publishing, public speaking, etc. Each and all more fascinating than the next but taking all of our time. For the first 2 weeks, we were cooped up home with Jean talking on the phone or in a media studio speaking to listeners or viewers all over the planet. The third week was a bit less hectic with the media as the news of Jean’s return was fading gradually.It was really a terrific experience but we soon discovered that we were not able to deal effectively with all of it. We needed help, professional help and we have been lucky enough to find quality help rapidly. We are now in the process of transferring our files so the “after-walk” may be organized: public speaking, books, philanthropy, etc.On the other hand, there is a ton of things to be done at personal level. After such a long absence from Quebec, Jean has to get back in “the system”! Health Care card, Drivers licence and the likes have to be applied for.Unfortunately, we did not yet have time to update the photos on the website but we should get to it as soon as we can. We will also need new pages for the website as it looks that the “after-walk” will be quite busy with regard to Jean’s public appearances, book publication, etc. Until these new pages are online, we invite you to browse the LATEST NEWS regularly as it is there that you will find all information on Jean’s activities.”


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