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REPORTING · 28th October 2014
Walter McFarlane
Kitimat celebrated The International Day of Peace on September 21st. The big gym at Riverlodge was packed full of people ready to rally for the cause of Peace. There was singing and dancing and even a flash mob from Saint Anthony’s School

“Last year, 460 million people in all parts of the world gathered together in their communities, just like we are doing today. They had specific activities […] for peace games, and they came together to mark September 21st as the United Nations, in that International Day of Peace,” said Mayor Joanne Monaghan.

She said because of the day, there are ceasefires in countries where wars are raging.

One of the speakers of the day was Phyllis Weaton, the author of In the “Mood For Peace, the Story of the Izzy Doll”. Over the course of the event, she told the crowd about Mark Isfeld, a Canadian Peace Keeper, how he gave little dolls out to children and how this has become a Canadian tradition. Weaton told the story through photos and songs.

Once the presentation was done, everyone walked outside to form a giant peace symbol.