Fifth Annual Peace Days Kicks Off in Winnipeg, Runs Until September 21

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More than 1,200 students from schools across Winnipeg participate in a peace walk at The Forks to launch Peace Days on Thursday, September 11, 2014. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

The Fifth Annual Peace Days kicked off in Winnipeg on Thursday, starting with a sunrise pipe ceremony at the Forks and a flag raising at City Hall later in the morning.

“This year is an especially poignant Peace Days Festival because it coincides with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights official opening, and it is an honour to help raise the Peace Days flag at City Hall,” said Mayor Sam Katz. “I encourage everyone to take a moment each day this week and practice spreading peace through compassion and kindness. Share a smile with someone on the street, or do something nice for a stranger, friend, or family member – a small gesture can make a big difference.”

More than 1,200 kids participated in a Peace Walk at the Forks, and two doves were released by students Noah Long and Kaylyn Daher.

There are several events happening over the next 10 days. Check them out at PeaceDays.ca.

View the photo gallery below from the Peace Days launch.

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