UPDATE on Wall of Grief, Remembrance and Hope

On June  21st, 2021 summer solstice.
Hang a poem, picture, a piece of art, ‘whatever is in your heart’
on the south wall at the
site of  the Jean Burns building on Victoria Crescent.
If it is raining on  the 21st, it will begin  the next nice day.
We will take down the display at  9am June 30th
and put up another week’s  display
honouring the 215 children buried at Kamloops Residential school
in time for a remembrance of the genocide inherent in
‘Canada Day.
This display will be up until 9 am July  7th. 
You are welcome to join us for this project as well.
With thanks to Rick Hynes for permission to use the wall.
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Nanaimo Chapter
250 753 3015

Author and activist Ray Acheson


Author and activist Ray Acheson
Thursday, May 27, 2021
7:00 pm ET via Zoom
To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvdOuvrDooGdO3h4Lkx_kUzbOPYuuaWAK1

Hosted by: Tamara Lorincz

Please join us for the Canadian launch of Ray Acheson’s new book “Banning the Bomb, Smashing the Patriarchy”. Ray is the Director of Reaching Critical Will, the disarmament program of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and has written this important book on new nuclear disarmament.

The story in this book offers a look inside the antinuclear movement and its recent successful campaign to ban the bomb. From scrappy organizing to winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 and achieving a landmark UN treaty banning nuclear weapons, Ray Acheson narrates the journey of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and developments in feminist disarmament activism.

The book launch is organized by the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, Science for Peace and WILPF-Canada and is being held in commemoration of the International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament.

*You can pre-order Ray Acheson’s new book “Banning the Bomb, Smashing the Patriarchy” https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781786614896/Banning-the-Bomb-Smashing-the-Patriarchy and use the pre-order Discount code: RLFANDF30.

Upcoming Event- Book launch with Ray Acheson “Banning the Bomb, Smashing the Patriarchy”

Letter from Mayor about Grace Stevens

Good Afternoon All,

Firstly thank you to Dyane for sharing and to the WILPF for properly honouring your oldest member and survivor  of the dynamic, relentless and happy duo I always referred to as “the two Graces”.  Secondly to Grace who I trust Dyane or one of you will convey this message,  best wishes from your Mayor and Council and thank you for living a life that has always been an example for girls and women to follow. You long ago chose to work for peace and social and economic justice. That meant you were always facing opposition most often from males but have done so with determination, humour and yes, forgive me, grace.

No better time to honour you than International Women’s Day so bask a bit in the sunshine of appreciation for a life well lived. You have earned the accolades so enjoy this and all of us look forward to those better days when we can hug you and thank you in person.


Mayor Leonard Krog
City of Nanaimo

455 Wallace Street

Nanaimo, BC  V9S 5J6

Phone:  250-755-4400 | Email:  leonard.krog@nanaimo.ca