Nanaimo Lanterns during Pandemic 2020

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     Hiroshima Day in Nanaimo                                              

       August 6th,2020


             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.