The theme “The World is in Our Hands”was suggested by a student at Prince Charles School and adopted for the event. After the Peace March, there were opening remarks in the atrium, followed by performances by students and community members from around the world. Dignitaries and community members alike made the “Stop Racism” pledge adapted from the United Nations pledge to end racism. The event wound up again this year on the boardwalk with a balloon launch carrying wishes for peace and the end to racism written by local school children. Bell Aliant recorded the day and featured it live stream on their website: bellaliant.net/communityone/
On behalf of the Board and Staff of PRUDE Inc. I would like to thank everyone who participated and volunteered their time and talent to making this day a great sucess, especially: The Hardman Group, Bell Aliant, Anglophone South School District, Penny Pinchers Emporium, Saint John Transit, Saint John Fire Department, Saint John City Police Department, Saint John Learning Exchange, Saint John Multicultural and Newcomer Resource Centre, Y-Settlement Services, Population Growth Division, and all of our Community Partners.
Managing Director, PRUDE Inc.