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From left, Glenn Fubler, community activist; Kim Jackson, programme co-ordinator for Mirrors; the Governor, Rena Lalgie; and Shervin Dill, president of North Village Community Club (Photograph supplied)

Sports clubs and community stakeholders gathered on Sunday afternoon to address conflict and promote peace.

Rena Lalgie, the Governor, was at North Village Community Club in Pembroke along with North Village and PHC team members and presidents, Steven Powell, pastor of North Shore Gospel Chapel, Kim Jackson, programme co-ordinator for The Mirrors Programme, and Glenn Fubler, a community activist.

The Bermuda Football Association produced banners saying #OneTeam which were held up at the club, where a “peace Tree” will be planted.

Before a match between the rival teams, Ms Lalgie explained that as a native of London she had been a football fan most of her life.

Shervin Dill, president for North Village Community Club gave a brief history of the club while Mr Powell explained how his church had deep roots in North Village.

Ms Jackson revealed that she was involved with the Personal Empowerment Circle, a campaign to enhance the library at Westgate Correctional Facility.

Mr Fubler said: “Kim explained how Mirrors is initiating a parenting course for a group at Westgate and that through the collaboration with the book campaign, participants will be able to secure the vital books for the programme.

“This provided a concrete example of how by ‘thinking outside of the box’, our community can leverage the potential of collaboration, beyond our club, tribe, group or gang.

“It is in this collaborative spirit involving the sports clubs and other community stakeholders that we will continue to remind ourselves, collectively, to choose peace and remember that we are ultimately #OneTeam.”

A peace demonstration was held at North Village Community Club (Photograph supplied)

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Published April 06, 2022 at 11:51 am (Updated April 06, 2022 at 6:11 pm)

Community leaders bring peace message to football match

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