Honoring Grace Stevens on International Women’s Day 2021

Grace on Pink Shirt Day 2021

Grace Stevens is a member of Wilpf Nanaimo–our oldest member at 98 years old. We want to show our appreciation of her this Women’s Day.

An article from newspaper–Grace shares how she got involved with wanting no more wars and joining the Wilpf Nanaimo group. Grace is an inspiration to us to keep following the peace path.


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The banning of nuclear weapons becomes law on January 22, 2021 !

Please write a letter to the Prime Minister and others. sample below!!

Canada has still refused to sign the treaty banning nuclear weapons which will become law on January 22nd. We need to overwhelm them with letters.

The Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario.
K1A 0A6
Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,
Canadians need you to take action now on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. I am writing on behalf of the Nanaimo chapter of WILPF (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom). We ask that you do the right thing and sign this treaty which now has been signed and ratified by the requisite 50 countries and will officially come into force January 22, 2021.

Time is running out for Canada to come on board and sign the Treaty. As it is, by taking no action, we stand with the minority of countries aligned with nuclear weapons states.

It is significant that at this time the majority of the countries of the world have now signed this treaty. We must make January 22, 2021 a day of celebration and not a day of regret for Canadians.
Yours truly
Dyane Brown
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Nanaimo branch.

Cc : The Honourable Francois Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs
The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of Defence
The Honourable Paul Manly, MP