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Peace Tree Day Introduction

Peace Tree Day is an annual festival for children and families of every culture and faith to celebrate peace, diversity and fusion through the arts!

Children around the world are creating Peace Trees that highlight symbols from all our cultures and faiths on one tree to reflect the beauty of 'diversity in unity'.

Peace Tree Day, which takes place on June 1st every year, is celebrated in cities, organizations, classrooms, homes and through school boards. The festival inspires children to take pride in their heritage and to share it with others, while also discovering the vibrant cultures, traditions and festivals arounds the world. It is also a time to encourage young people to share their talents and develop compassion for others. Students from diverse backgrounds will work together by combining elements from different cultures, to create new forms of art, which will help raise funds to assist underprivileged children around the globe. Peace Tree Day will inspire young people to contribute to society while they explore and celebrate the beauty of every culture and faith to create peace in our world.

Friday, March 9, 2007

The True Meaning of PEACE

Hello! Ni Hao!

Today I want to share a story I experienced in China when I was a little girl.

Unfortunately, there is a long history between Japan and China, and many older generations don’t like Japan. Even the smallest part of it.

When I was in China, I was a little angry after I heard about Japan. I still remember that scary unbelievable moment.

“What are you folding, Kalin?” Asked my old homeroom teacher. “A paper crane from Japan. It represents peace, right?” My teacher’s face suddenly looked very angry. She pushed my hands away and dumped my little paper crane into the garbage bin. Later, she did say sorry to me, but she also taught me a lot about how the Japanese people hurt the Chinese. And from that day on, I started to hate Japan, even through sometimes I would like their food or clothing… But I still couldn’t forgive them.

Then one day, I met a young girl through the Peace Tree Club. Her name is Eisa, and we got along really well: we both like music, and we help each other. After, I found out she came from Japan, and I thought, I can’t still keep that kind of hatred inside me, and we became best friends. I learned now, when you are born, you are born with an opened mind, but when you grow up, many people will teach you negative things, so you have to be able to decide, whether they are right or wrong and use your own mind. Usually, you can feel what’s right in your heart.

I think I learned a lot in Canada, through the Peace Tree Club, and from my friends. I am sure some of you don’t understand the importance of the Peace Tree Club; But when you think about what is going in the world, you may begin to understand why it is important for each of us to create peace.

Like the great peace leader Mahatma Gandhi once said: Be the change you want to see in the world. WE ARE BEING THAT CHANGE!
Kalin Mo, 12


Anonymous said...

hi whatz up? I love the word peace it is music to my ears.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

i love you so so much. . .
bom!that is the word to describe me!
work diva church.
dance is cool.
peacee mann.

Anonymous said...

yay for peace!
BUT i hope all of you know what the TRUE MEANING of the peace symbol is

c'mon..it's an upside down cross