Parade celebrates peace and the planet

Earth Walk for Peace and the Planet set for April 25

Take a walk for the planet and peace.

More than three dozen community organizations will join forces April 25 for the annual Earth Walk for Peace and the Planet.

The walk begins at 11 a.m. at the B.C. legislature lawn for a participatory parade to Centennial Square to hear speakers and entertainment.

Participants are encouraged to dress up parade-style. The parade will weave through downtown to Centennial Square, arriving around noon.

This year’s festivities will feature 11-year-old Rupert Yakelashek, champion of the Blue Dot movement for environmental rights, as a master of ceremonies, joined by his eight-year-old sister Franny as well as poet and Victoria city councillor Jeremy Loveday.

Environmentalist Caitlyn Vernon and historian and peace activist Larry Hannant are also scheduled to speak.

 

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