Hiroshima Day in Nanaimo will be marked on
From 1-3 pm at
Maffeo Sutton Park
with displays and music.
“It has been 75 years since the first use of the atomic bomb when the city of Hiroshima was reduced to ashes in 1945.
To commemorate this event, for the past eighteen years, we have held a lantern ceremony at dusk,”
said Dyane Brown from the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, organizers of the event.
“Because of COVID, we have had to develop a new plan.”
Peace songs will be sung by Janette and Tristan prior to the event.
At 1 pm Margaret Sutton will play her shakuhashi flute
and every half hour there will be a
reminder of Hiroshima Day
and a minute of silence.
Some of the lanterns will be on display at the park
and everyone is encouraged to make a lantern of their own and put it in their window on August 6th.
Because of COVID 19, instructions from the Chief Medical Officer of BC will be respected with social distancing and the distribution of masks if required.