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Cycling for Diversity

Ken Herar will ride into Langley City today (May 18). He will ride approximately 200 km leading up to World Diversity Day, May 21. - submitted picture
Ken Herar will ride into Langley City today (May 18). He will ride approximately 200 km leading up to World Diversity Day, May 21.
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Learning to live together. That’s the message of the United Nation’s World Day for Cultural Diversity.

Ken Herar, former Times columnist, has decided to use the Day for Diversity as a way to raise awareness, by Cycling for Diversity.

He plans to ride his bicycle with a team of riders to raise awareness about this day and about diversity for the planet.

The World Day for Diversity is one day a year that devotes itself to bringing everyone  together to celebrate all the cultures of the world.

“It’s  a great day when the world can come together and celebrate as one,” said Herar.

The ride will start in Mission on Wednesday, May 18, and end on Saturday, May 21,  in Victoria, where Herar and his team will celebrate World Day for Diversity.

En route to Victoria the Cycling for Diversity team will stop in Langley for the night on May 18.

Along the way, the team will give talks to schools and community members, and stop for tree planting in Mission, where the District of Mission has declared Cultural Diversity week, May 16 to May 21.

Herar, along with his team, and the Langley International Festival Society, invite members of the community to the Muriel Arnason Library,  20338 65 Ave., at 7 p.m., to welcome the cyclists into Langley.

There will also be an opportunity to meet with the cyclists and they will be speaking to members of the local community about the importance of local and global diversity, speaking to community members about their ride.

Shar Dubas of the LIFS would also like to invite members of the community to wave one of the society’s 60 international flags to give them a “warm Langley welcome.”

Herar will also be giving a short presentation at Langley Community Services Society at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 19.

To follow along with Cycling for Diversity go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cycling-for-Diversity-2011 or on Twitter @RickRake.

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