Kids march for kids in Prince Albert

Students from Westview Public School held a rally in Memorial Square as part of Kids Matter Day in Prince Albert. -- Jason Kerr/Daily Herald

Prince Albert youth spent their Thursday lunch hour marching on City Hall, but their message was a positive one.

Students from Westview Public School gathered in Memorial Square during the Thursday lunch hour to promote Kids Matter Day.

For students like Shilijah Rabbitskin, it was an opportunity to remind everyone how important it was to provide children with positive experiences and opportunities.

“The kids are the future of the world,” she said. “If there are no kids, there will be no future.”

Rabbitskin was one of several students who gave speeches during the Kids Matter Day rally. She said children need healthy food, clean water, a chance to go to school, and support from adults to succeed, but for some, those needs go unmet.

“There’s got to be a better way,” she said.

Thursday’s Kids Matter Day was the first held in Prince Albert, and it likely won’t be the last.

For the rest of this story, please see the June 16 online or print edition of the Daily Herald.