The UN International Day of Peace was again celebrated in Rotary Square in the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall.

In addition to some of the traditional leaders from our community who spoke to us with their messages of peace, this year we were fortunate to have Fazineh Keita, a co-founder of the Innocence Lost Foundation and a former child soldier in Sierra Leone. We were also joined by a significant group from our Interact Club and they and Fazineh provided valuable contributions to the event. Fazineh illustrated how lucky we are to live in a peaceful country and society and the students presented a graphical representation of the Eight Pillars Of Peace.
We also introduced an award this year – the Annual Rotary Peace Builder Award – to recognise a significant contribution to peace in our community and it was presented to the Chief of Police, Neil Dubord.