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A star in the Idlewild Peace Park

The centrepiece of the Peace Park in Cranbrook. - Submitted
The centrepiece of the Peace Park in Cranbrook.
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In the fall of 2009, the City of Cranbrook and the Baha’i Community collaborated to upgrade the deplorable state of our Peace Park that was established in 1993 after a United Nations world wide initiative in 1992 to create peace parks around the world.

In May 2010, they joined forces to replace three dead or missing trees and also plant a horseshoe of 12 new blue spruce trees. This was made possible by a grant from Tree Canada and BC Hydro Community Tree Planting Program.

In September 2010, the Baha’i Community in collaboration with Councillor Jim Wavercan proposed to create a beautification around the dedication rock. The agreement was to place a nine pointed star within a circle encompasing the dedication rock and filled with two different colors of rock. The project was completed July 14.

The Baha’i Community offers the humblest gratitude and thanks to Rod Roth from RSSS Rocks BC, who so generously and graciously donated the Moyie Blueberry Sparkle that fills, and the Creston Crytstal White Sparkle that off-sets the star - it is really very striking! Signage has been ordered from Signwriter and will be installed by city crews as soon as the signage is available.

Now is the time to mark your calendar for September 21, 2011, International Day of Peace, when there will be the first of an annual dedication and celebration right at our very own Idlewild Peace Park. See you there!

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