Giving Peace a chance

Cranbrook's second annual International Day of Peace celebration a magical evening

Participants at the second annual International Day of Peace celebration in Idlewild Park in Cranbrook

Courtesy Eileen Braaten

On September 21, 2012 at 7 p.m. at Idlewild Peace Park a most memorial and magical evening began. The setting with the surrounding mountains in the distance couldn’t be more perfect or awe inspiring. The second annual International Day of Peace celebration was under way with the lovely and talented Joelle Winkel leading all in O Canada. The more than 250 hearts were swelling with pride and thankfulness for our country. The wonder and awe of all the young and so talented individuals kept everyone spell bound.

From the wonderful Metis Jiggers, to Savannah Flegel singing so beautifully, to the Royal Stewart Highland Dancers, and later Piper, Mariah Whitlock, to the beautiful Filipino Flower Dance, to Brianna Salmon with her awe-inspiring dance to Instrument of Peace, to Joelle Winkel and friends singing, to our fantastic Cranbrook Bugle Band, and Angus MacDonald, William Nicholson and Rod Wilson providing some toe tapping Celtic music.

Just in case this wasn’t more than you might have expected, there was a finale candle light closing where everyone joined in with ‘Give Peace A Chance’, candles gently waving in the dusk — truly awesome!

The Committee for Peace wishes to extend a very sincere and humble thank you to all of the participants, to the Color Guard, to the Youth Embassador Group, Sandor Rentals for the chairs, and to all of you for supporting this wonderful and special event, International Day of Peace.

Mark your calendars now for Sept. 21, 2013, the third annual celebration. This is definately an event you do not want to miss. See you there!

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Kootenay-Columbia MP urges end to ‘illegal roadblocks’ in solidarity with pipeline dispute

Rob Morrison says protestors across Canada need to remove roadblocks on roads, rail lines

Regional District of East Kootenay draft 5-year financial plan open for review

The public comment period is open until noon on March 2

Eagles Boxers at BC Championships

Pictured above: Eagles Boxers are back from the BC Provincial Championships in… Continue reading

It happened this week in 1913

February 16 - 22: Compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers… Continue reading

Key City Theatre establishes new endowment fund

The Key City Theatre Legacy Fund was made possible thanks to an anonymous donation

VIDEO: 2020 BC Winter Games wrap up in Fort St. John as torch passes to Maple Ridge

More than 1,000 athletes competed in the 2020 BC Winter Games

Still six cases of COVID-19 in B.C. despite reports of Air Canada passenger: ministry

Health ministry wouldn’t comment on specific flight routes

Violent ends to past Indigenous protests haunt Trudeau government

Trudeau adopted a more assertive tone Friday, insisting the barricade must come down

HIGHLIGHTS: Day one and two at the 2020 BC Winter Games

Athletes had sunny – but cold – weather to work with in Fort St. John

B.C. money laundering inquiry to begin amid hopes for answers, accountability

Eby argued that most B.C. residents already know the previous government, at best, turned a blind eye

Blockades remain in place as Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs returning to B.C.

Hereditary Chief Woos said they are ready to engage in nation-to-nation talks with the B.C.

Tyler Toffoli scores twice, Canucks crush Bruins 9-3

Stecher, Miller each add three points for Vancouver

Most Read