Invitation to Join us at the Lanterns for Peace Ceremony.
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
and the highway near Port Place Mall.
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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.
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.
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 Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin for the article and photographs in the Nanaimo Bulletin.
Peace in the Ukraine❤