International Day of Peace – BC events

Peace (Photo: Heather Aitken / CC BY SA 2.0, Flickr)

Peace
(Photo: Heather Aitken / CC BY SA 2.0, Flickr)

Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Peace Day. ~internationaldayofpeace.org

International Day of Peace is on September 21. It is also called World Peace Day.

People may celebrate this day in many ways.

Some use social media.
They tweet a hopeful message, share a selfie, or sign a petition.

Here are more things you can do, on your own or with others.

For more information, visit the UN site,
or Vancouver Branch of the United Nations Association in Canada.

Below is a list of some BC World Peace Day events.
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On This Day: Terry Fox received the Order of Canada

By Jeremy Gilbert (Transferred from en.wikipedia) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Terry Fox ran the Marathon of Hope.
(Photo: By Jeremy Gilbert (Transferred from en.wikipedia) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Terry Fox is a Canadian hero.

He ran the Marathon of Hope.
Terry inspired many people.

On September 19, 1980, he was honoured.
He received the Companion of the Order of Canada.
This is the most important award in Canada.

Terry Fox was the youngest person to get this award.

Watch the news video of Terry receiving the award.

Click here to learn more about Terry Fox.

(Source: CBC Digital Archives)

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