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Around 100 people took part in the annual Unity Walk on March 21 to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Festivities began at Veteran's Park near City Hall where a special banner was unveiled, titled the Many Faces of Brooks. Hundreds of local youth are featured on this banner, which will continue to be used in future events. Attendees then gathered for a group photo before departing north on Second Street, led by an RCMP member in red serge. The SuperKids vehicle and Brooks Volunteer Fire Department escorted the walkers as they travelled toward Cassils Road, then backtracking to the Leisure Centre.
Once at the FlexHall, those gathered enjoyed refreshments. All children involved in the walk then took the stage to lead everyone in O Canada, which was followed by a performance of True Colours and Syrian youth dancing.
This event was the culmination of several months of planning, involving BCIS, the SPEC Association, the City of Brooks, MHC Brooks Campus and the Francophone Association of Brooks. These amazing partners are already planning next year's campaign!
Hi, my name is Karen and I am a Settlement Counselor here at BCIS. I originally come from the Philippines. My kids and I moved to Canada 3 years ago to join my husband here in Brooks. Serving people is one of my passions and that is why I am here at BCIS. I believe alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.