Schools in the central Okanagan came alive with music and dance on Wednesday as hundreds of students celebrated Harmony Day, which is dedicated to promoting peace and understanding among all people.
“Kelowna is changing so quickly and becoming more diverse every day and every year, so it is great to show students we can all live in harmony and work together,” says School District 23 Harmony Day Chair Leigh-Ann Yanow.
Most schools held special events and assemblies in light of the 8th annual Harmony Day. The idea came from Australia where every March 21, Australians observe Harmony Day to promote a tolerant and culturally diverse society.
“With everything that is happening in the world sometimes we forget about the little things that matter so much and I think it is a great day for our students to stop and think about the important things in life and that is giving harmony and respect to each other and our community,” says Yanow.