A peace gathering will take place this year at the gates of CFMETR at Nanoose Bay On November 11th at 1 pm.
Canada plays host to several countries at the base that is jointly operated with the USA. Nuclear powered and nuclear capable submarines travel through our waters on their way to Nanoose Bay where they test unarmed torpedoes.
The base is on the unceded lands of the Te’mexw Treaty Association.
The Snaw-naw-as Nation has recently asked for a portion of their land back for a community park.
“We support their efforts. We also support a focus on peaceful conflict resolution.
War has no victors, only death and destruction.” said spokesperson Dyane Brown,
“Increased militarism only escalates the conflict. The threat of nuclear weapons makes efforts for real dialogue and compromise essential in the current war between Russia and NATO over Ukraine.
This will be a quiet reflective gathering.
There will be some music, some talking, and a moment of silence remembering all the victims of war both military and civilian.“
The event is organized by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Nanaimo Branch
and the Freedom From War Coalition.
Everyone is welcome.