Slavonic Senior’s Centre holds Day of Peace celebration

International Day of Peace honoured by local peace group.

Forrest Semenoff shows off the peace medal we wore on Pirate Day during the Day of Peace celebration at the Slavonic Senior Citizen’s Centre on Saturday. With Forrest is his mom Donna (right) and Laura Savinkoff of the Boundary Peace Initiative.

The Boundary Peace Initiative, along with co-sponsors the Kootenay Region Branch of the United Nations Association in Canada (KRUNA), honoured the International Day of Peace Saturday with a presentation featuring several speakers including elder Jack Blower. Also speaking was kindergarten student Forrest Semenoff, who told about how he didn’t like the violent costumes worn by classmates during Pirate Day at his school.“Kids were bringing in shields and guns and swords and it upset him,” said organizer Laura Savinkoff of the Boundary Peace Initiative. “It reminded him that people get killed by those things. That children get killed by those things.”Forrest showed off the peace medal that he wore during the Pirate Day event.In 2002 the UN General Assembly officially declared September 21 as the permanent annual date for the International Day of Peace and it is honoured throughout the world.

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