BASS RIVER, N.S.
Giant Peace Doves will be making an appearance in Veterans’ Memorial Park, in Bass River, to help celebrate International Day of Peace.
Peacekeepers, faith leaders, children and other people with a desire for peace will also take part in the ceremonies on Friday, Sept. 21, beginning at 11 a.m.
Dr. Karen Ewing’s story of a woman’s journey to find a magical peace garden she remembers from her childhood, ‘Peace is a Dream Unfolding,’ will be performed by students from West Colchester Consolidated School.
“The doves are asleep, and as enough people call for peace, they wake up,” said Ewing.
“We built the doves last year. Each one takes five bed sheets so we rented the fire hall to make them. The school requested the doves be part of this again.”
The dove puppets are part of the Jane Goodall Roots and Shoots program, which is designed to engage youth in projects to better the lives of all creatures, the environment and communities.
“It’s really moving when the doves are going through the stones in the park,” said Ewing.
“This is to remind people that peace is not only possible, it’s necessary – and we all have a role to play. Many have lost hope, but it’s not impossible.
“Everything hinges on peace; the environment, the survival of us as a species… Nothing is more important than peace.”