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Community Garden to Get Peace Poles

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Peace Poles will be installed at the 100 Mile House Community Place Garden on Friday.

Immigrant Settlement Services Coordinator for Cariboo-Chilcotin Partners for Literacy, Kimberly Vance-Lundsbye says over 30 local children helped paint the two poles.

“I wanted to do a collaborative art project to involve kids in advance of a Soup for Syria event we did for refugees coming to Williams Lake in May. So we had the kids do the peace poles-we started with toddlers and we went to a kindergarten class and we went to a 6/7 class.”

Vance-Lundsbye says the message “May peace prevail on Earth” is written on the poles in eight different languages, and that elders from the Canim Lake Indian Band had helped.

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She says poles with the same design and message are in 180 countries around the world, adding that this will be a first for the Cariboo.

The installation for the poles in which the community is invited to attend takes place at 1st and Birch on at 11am.

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