A call for unity
Thursday night's Unity Rally in downtown Canby was organized by a pair of Canby High School groups -- the ASB student leaders and MEChA, the school's Latino student club.
Their respective staff advisors, Isabeau Waia'u Walker and Leticia Angel, offered support to the students organizing the effort.
"Organization and student activity was conducted outside instructional hours like most other student activities," noted CHS Principal Greg Dinse.
The rally started shortly after 5 p.m. at Canby Public Library with several speeches. Then student and community members marched through downtown Canby and finished at Wait Park.
Canby Mayor Brian Hodson and student leaders addressed the crowd, estimated at about 150. The rally was capped by the CHS choir singing a number of diversity/ethnically inspired songs.