Close to 500 Saskatoon students gathered to commemorate the Holocaust Thursday morning in Saskatoon.
Commemoration services for the six million Jewish people killed during World War Two have become common across the world.
However, this Holocaust memorial was slightly different than usual.
Students wrote down positive messages on cards—things they would like to see change in Saskatoon.
They then marched around a local synagogue carrying positive slogans.
Organizer Heather Fenyes says she was inspired by an annual event called the March of the Living. Every year, Jewish teenagers march between former concentration camps at Auschwitz and Birkenau.
"Many of (those) kids are marching for a lost loved one, and I thought we should be marching for something too," she said. "So, we've invited the kids to think about the kind of change they want to be a part of."
Many of the children thought the cards were a great idea.
Grade five student Ali Samy attends Saskatoon's Misbah School, which was founded by the city's Muslim community. He wants to make friends with someone from another religion.
"Because when we start small, we can start going bigger," he said.
Eventually, organizers hope to visit participating schools to make what was written on the cards a reality.
A Holocaust memorial service for the public will be held at Congregation Agudas Israel Synagogue, 715 McKinnon Ave, at 1 pm, Sunday.