Doris the Peace Bus – A Rotten Sock on Wheels
Over the course of the month, I caught crabs (the kind in the ocean), conquered the Athabasca Glacier, visited the Calgary Stampede, set up camp in the backyard of a woman named Agnes, followed a roving asian night market, became a leader, ate far too much soft serve, and made thirteen best friends. It was wonderful.
The Peace Bus is a learning experience. It was, in my opinion, a far better program than, say, a village or summer camp, because it’s a lot more intimate. The diverse people you meet are packed next to you like sardines for weeks, so the social factor was incredible, and the extensive knowledge of your country you gain is also a main factor.
The peace bus is the best ever. I sincerely hope that the peace bus will become a CISV Canada tradition, I really do, because I think it really encompasses CISV’s values; friendship, respect, learning about cultures outside your own and self-awareness. In conclusion, the Peace Bus was beyond amazing. I hope that in future, more people will participate.
Louis is an active CISV member and a budding local artist.