Peace Tree Day 2008 in Toronto was a great success. The Peace Tree Ambassadors were able to raise a total of $3,310 (plus matching funds from UNICEF) for UNICEF’s Burma/Mynamar Relief Fund and Free the Children’s China Relief Fund through their wonderful peace and diversity workshops. The children led workshops included African and Tabla Drumming, Cricket, creating a community Peace Tree, Aboriginal Ball and String Game, Paper Cranes for Peace, Mehndi Peace Symbols and many more fun activities. The Peace Tree Stand was also a big hit with children selling drinks from different cultures. Children dressed in kimonos, langhas, Chinese and Korean dresses added much colour and life to all the festivities.
Thanks to all the children and families who worked so hard to create their peace and diversity workshops to help other children and families around the world. The experience helped everyone understand how diversity enriches each of our lives and how to create peaceful communities.
Here are a few images of the festival in Toronto to give a flavour of the day. If you would like to volunteer for the next Peace Tree Day celebration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org