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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!
“My name is Argaw and I am a Settlement Counsellor here at BCIS. After arriving in Canada from Ethiopia with my family, I lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba for about two years and recently moved to Brooks. I look forward to providing you with sufficient information on the various volunteering opportunities at BCIS & the community so that you can become an active participant in our community.”