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REPORTING · 3rd March 2010
Merv Ritchie
It will be a place for people of all cultures, ages and beliefs to gather and share ideas and visions, a place to learn abouty the diverse society around us all. The Skeena Diversity Society officially opened their doors on Thursday, February 25, to their new home on Lazelle Avenue.

The Society has been working in Terrace for many years assisting professionals and individuals to understand the various cultures in the community. Their first publication, used by the schools and police force was the anti racism handbook, which described the manner in which others understand, a way to handle a difficult situation and allow another to retain their dignity.

They published 'Skeena Stories' in 2008, which contained the personal recollections of many individuals in Terace and the region, those who pioneered here and those who recently arrived.

They are now working on another publication where people are being asked to submit stories on people they have met and know in Terrace who might have a unique and interesting story. It is called 'Faces of Terrace - Strangers no more'.

The suggestions, they ask you to consider is; What do you find interesting about this person? How, in your opinion, does this person enrich your life or the lives of others in the community? How does this person make Terrace a more welcoming and inclusive community?

The new office consists of two large open and warm rooms they will use to host gatherings and meetings. It is located at 4617 Lazelle Avenue and they have brocheres and more information on their projects available. A story can be dropped off there or by mailing it to Box 665, Terrace BC, V8G 4B8. The deadline for submissions is August 31st and they are asking for a picture of your selected person engaged in an activity you feel best represents them with each submission. For more information call 250-625-6530.