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It was more than eating chicken in the kitchen. The rice was nice. Everyone enjoyed the peace and ease at the Peaceful Village family night at Fort Richmond Collegiate on Nov. 24 as relationships were fostered and friendships solidified.
The first Village Kitchen of the year delivered electrifying dance steps, ecstatic performances and skillful drumming as youngsters from FRC and Acadia Junior High School dazzled and rattled parents, teachers, students and visitors with their dexterity.
The event brought friends and family together in a ‘friendly village setting’ that set the proper stage for kids and their families to connect with others as well as enjoy great entertainment, delicious food and even discuss important school and community issues that affect students, caregivers, and families.
This evening did not disappoint those who were first time village visitors, just as it sets the right tone of Christmas for those that haven't been to a Village Kitchen in a while!
I was privileged to talk briefly about the beauty and blessings of living in Canada, where opportunities abound. I also encouraged the students to pursue their dreams with vigour, with their eyes set on the end goal, which is success.
Event co-ordinator Faven Mergia said "The Village Kitchen is a way to bring together all the different people that have a role in the lives of the youth we work with as well as a way to engage parents with the program and create support systems for one another!"
Troy Scott and Lisa Boles, the principals of Acadia and FRC, respectively, were also visibly present at the event held at the FRC campus.
Sunday Olukoju is a community correspondent for Fort Richmond. You can contact him at email@example.com
Fort Richmond community correspondent
Sunday Olukoju was a community correspondent for Fort Richmond.