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International Day of Happiness hits UBCO campus in Kelowna

World Happiness Day is March 20 and UBCO students made a point of creating some smiles, following alumni nursing graduate Kaylie Herrewynen
World Happiness Day is March 20 and UBCO students made a point of creating some smiles, following alumni nursing graduate Kaylie Herrewynen's lead.
— image credit: Jennifer Smith

Students were out in force Thursday to mark World Water Week and International Day of Happiness in a major celebration effort on campus.

From blowing bubbles to drawing in chalk on the the campus sidewalks, it seemed everyone found a way to catch a smile. Students also handed out free soup, a weekly event thanks to the generosity of Urban Harvest, and a band, My Kind of Karma, one member of which is a philosophy student on campus, played in the courtyard where a barbecue was underway.

A handful of students also demonstrated the importance of clean water by showing how dirty water many people walk an average of six kilometres a day in developing nations to access is—they had a jug of dirty water for sale.

 

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