Hiroshima Day in Nanaimo
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 were sung by Janette and Tristan during the event.
Margaret Sutton played her shakuhashi flute
and we had a reminder of Hiroshima Day with a minute of silence.
Some of the lanterns were on display
Because of COVID 19, instructions from the Chief Medical Officer of BC we respected social distancing and the distribution of masks were available.