Lanterns for Peace Ceremony 2022

We want to thank everyone who participated in the Peace Lanterns event.

It was a special time and each person contributed so much-whether singing, speaking, playing instruments, listening,placing lanterns in the water and paddling a canoe. Thank you.

Together we affirmed our need for peace.

Lanterns for peace 2022

Lanterns for Peace Ceremony August  6th, 2022

Prelude:   8.30  pm  Peace songs by Janette Briere and  Frank Graham

Emcee –  Theresa Hood 

9 pm -Welcome 

Mayor Leonard Krog reading the Proclamation for the City of Nanaimo and a few words …

Eleanor Sinclair, Patti Patstone and Kirsty McDonald  playing harps


Diane Brennan reading a message from MP, Lisa Marie Barron.

Paulette  Roscoe reading a message from MLA  Sheila Malcolmson

Tami Hirasawa from the Central Vancouver Island  Japanese Canadian Society

Also known as 7 Potatoes http://www.sevenpotatoes.com

Janis Harper  singing “Imagine”

..9.30 lanterns

Harp music while lanterns are carried to the water

To continue the theme of the Peace Lanterns Ceremony –An important event coming on Tuesday August 9, 2022

Canada, Sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty! Hiroshima-Nagasaki Day 77th Anniversary Commemoration

Virtual event happening Tuesday Aug 9th at 4 pm on Zoom.

Please register to listen to the important messages about the
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) from Setsuko Thurlow. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Wednesday June 29, 2022

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Please join us at noon on

Wednesday June  29th at Diana Krall Plaza in Nanaimo

to participate in “No to NATO”,

a national campaign from June 24th to  30th to raise consciousness

about  the dangers of belonging to an aggressive nuclear-armed alliance

with first-strike capacity.

We will likely walk briefly to the corner of

Commercial street

and the highway  near Port Place Mall.

To urge Canada to sign the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. 

Today–June 17, 2022 —

A group of Nanaimo citizens were at the  Diana Krall Plaza at noon on Friday to urge Canada to sign the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. 86 countries have signed this agreement and 61 have ratified it.  Next week from June  21 to 23rd the first meeting of these states  takes place in  Vienna, Austria. 

“Canada needs to  have representation at this important meeting even if only as an observer.” says Dyane Brown, representative of the Nanaimo chapter of the Womens’ International League for Peace and Freedom. “With the military build up in Europe, USA and Canada,  there is a  greater risk of nuclear war.” This Treaty is the first one to  completely outlaw nuclear weapons.

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Donation for the Ukraine

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WILPF NANAIMO

We collected $235 at the Peace Vigil for the Ukraine on March 20, 2022. The total donation amount is $470.00 with federal funds matching program.

Donations will go to local Nanaimo branch of Red Cross, they are set up to channel funds directly to Ukraine humanitarian aid. 🕊

Thank you to all who donated to help the Ukranian people.