Last Saturday Selkirk staff and students joined the Castlegar Doukhobor Women’s Group to put on a fund raising dinner so that we could bring four international students to our new Mir Peace Centre course on “Unarmed Civilian Peace-Keeping.”
The Doukhobor Community is an integral part of the West Kootenay’s history and present day flourishing. This hard-working and principled group originally left Russia and then Saskatchewan because of persecution for their pacifist beliefs. Today they are also valued supporters of the Selkirk College MIR Peace Centre and all educational events that promote global awareness and peace. They also donate time, food and energy to a myriad of community initiatives.
Selkirk Students – Paris says that we could do a Saturday cooking event if you are interested in making borscht and bread and having some meals to put away for the winter. Comment below if you are interested in attending a soup kitchen cooking event and we will organize it some time soon.
This is an opportunity to get some free food and learn how to cook and can one of the quintessential West Kootenay meals!