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.

Vigil for Peace in Ukraine

 

We want to thank everyone who came to the Vigil.

Even though it was a cold windy day on March 20th,

the Vigil had a good turnout of people

with signs and wearing blue and yellow.

We had a few speakers and then 2 minutes of silence to focus on the Ukranian situation. We then sang the lines “All we are saying is give peace a chance.” Then we all walked to Terminal Street and got a lot of support from drivers passing by.

Thank you to Sheila Malcolmson MLA and Lisa Marie Barrons MP
for attending with encouraging words.

Thank you to Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin for the article and photographs in the Nanaimo Bulletin.

Community members in Nanaimo call for end to war in Ukraine