Join us on Wednesday, September 21, 2022
at Maffeo Sutton Park
to honour International Day of Peace
from noon to about 1:30.
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”
Harp music while lanterns are carried to the water
Virtual event happening Tuesday Aug 9th at 4 pm on Zoom.
Download pdf to view —
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.