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.
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.