Rotary gives peace a chance with help from optimistic Gravenhurst High School Art Students, Gravenhurst – CANADA
April 2, 2023
The Rotary Club has embarked on yet another installation at Gull Lake Rotary Park and the Grade 9 class — brushed up on their paint skills — and is all over it.
When Rotarian Kay Godden asked the high school for help with the club’s ‘Peace Pole’ project they got teacher Aimee Bulloch to form a team to paint five more distinct poles to complement the focal white pole that will be erected this spring at Rotary’s Rock Garden.
She has experience with Rotary organizing the Empty Bowls food bank fundraiser.
“Normally I wouldn’t assign a project like this to young students, but they’re such a great group it was easy for them to do.”
The GHS art class finished up five Peace Poles as complementary art pieces for the Rotary Club’s ‘Peace Pole’ project at Gull Lake Rotary Park later this spring as part of the club’s 85th anniversary celebration.
Godden, chair of Rotary’s World Services avenue of service, bought the eight-foot centre piece that has several languages with the words ‘May Peace Prevail On Earth’ inscribed on it, including in English, French, Chinese and in Inuit and Indigenous languages.
There is also acknowledgement on it with a Braille plaque and a rainbow flag.
She says it’s part of Rotary’s ongoing drive to bring peace to the world.
The extra poles and paint were donated by Rotarians.
It took a lot of donated paint, poles and effort, but Rotary’s Peace Pole project proved worthwhile to students and Rotarians.
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Excerpt of article and photos credit: Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAY.com