Lanterns for Peace Ceremony 2022

We want to thank everyone who participated in the Peace Lanterns event.

It was a special time and each person contributed so much-whether singing, speaking, playing instruments, listening,placing lanterns in the water and paddling a canoe. Thank you.

Together we affirmed our need for peace.

Lanterns for peace 2022

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”

..9.30 lanterns

Harp music while lanterns are carried to the water

To continue the theme of the Peace Lanterns Ceremony –An important event coming on Tuesday August 9, 2022

Canada, Sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty! Hiroshima-Nagasaki Day 77th Anniversary Commemoration

Virtual event happening Tuesday Aug 9th at 4 pm on Zoom.

Please register to listen to the important messages about the
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) from Setsuko Thurlow. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Bouquet in local newspaper about WILPF

https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/opinion/beefs-bouquets-sept-16/

BOUQUET 

Thanks to the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom for organizing a successful commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima – in spite of COVID-19. With music and song, interesting displays and speeches, not to mention free goodies from Food Not Bombs, I am very glad to have attended the event.

Nanaimo Lanterns during Pandemic 2020

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     Hiroshima Day in Nanaimo                                              

       August 6th,2020

              Thursday

             1-3 pm at

    Maffeo Sutton Park

         with displays and music.

“It has been 75 years since the first use of the atomic bomb when the city of Hiroshima was reduced to ashes in 1945. 

To commemorate this event, for the past eighteen years, we have  held a lantern ceremony at dusk,”

said Dyane Brown from  the Women’s International  League for Peace and Freedom, organizers of the event.

“Because of COVID, we have had to develop a new plan.”

Peace songs were sung by Janette and Tristan during the event.

Margaret Sutton played  her shakuhashi flute

and we had a reminder of Hiroshima Day with a minute of silence. 

Some of the lanterns were on display

Because of COVID 19, instructions from the Chief Medical Officer of BC we respected  social distancing and the distribution of masks were available.

Hiroshima Day Nanaimo BC

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Hiroshima Day in Nanaimo will be                            marked on

       August 6th,2020

              Thursday

        From 1-3 pm at

    Maffeo Sutton Park

         with displays and music.

“It has been 75 years since the first use of the atomic bomb when the city of Hiroshima was reduced to ashes in 1945. 

To commemorate this event, for the past eighteen years, we have  held a lantern ceremony at dusk,”

said Dyane Brown from  the Women’s International  League for Peace and Freedom, organizers of the event.

“Because of COVID, we have had to develop a new plan.”

Peace songs will be sung by Janette and Tristan  prior to the event.

At  1 pm  Margaret Sutton will play  her shakuhashi flute

and every  half hour there will be a

reminder of Hiroshima Day

and a minute of silence. 

 

Some of the lanterns will be on display at the park

and everyone is encouraged to make a lantern of their own and put it in their window on August  6th. 

Because of COVID 19, instructions from the Chief Medical Officer of BC will be respected with social distancing and the distribution of masks if required.

 

 

Lantern Display

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Hiroshima Day in Nanaimo will be                            marked on

       August 6th,2020

              Thursday

        From 1-3 pm at

    Maffeo Sutton Park

         with displays and music.

“It has been 75 years since the first use of the atomic bomb when the city of Hiroshima was reduced to ashes in 1945. 

To commemorate this event, for the past eighteen years, we have  held a lantern ceremony at dusk,”

said Dyane Brown from  the Women’s International  League for Peace and Freedom, organizers of the event.

“Because of COVID, we have had to develop a new plan.”

Peace songs will be sung by Janette and Tristan  prior to the event.

At  1 pm  Margaret Sutton will play  her shakuhashi flute

and every  half hour there will be a

reminder of Hiroshima Day

and a minute of silence. 

 

Some of the lanterns will be on display at the park

and everyone is encouraged to make a lantern of their own and put it in their window on August  6th. 

Because of COVID 19, instructions from the Chief Medical Officer of BC will be respected with social distancing and the distribution of masks if required.

 

PEACE LANTERNS 2019

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The City of Nanaimo has declared August 6th as Hiroshima Day in Nanaimo.

This is in keeping with Nanaimo’s status as a nuclear-weapons-free city and with past proclamations by the City.

Lanterns will be launched at dusk about 9:30 at Swa A Lana Lagoon on the Nanaimo waterfront.  This is an event for everyone including families and children and everyone will be invited to help launch the lanterns.

The program this year will begin with peace songs at 8:30 by Tristan and Janette. 

The Lantern Ceremony will begin at 9:00 with Margaret Sutton  playing the Shakuhashi ( Japanese flute), harp music by Eleanor Sinclair, songs by Angelique. This will be  followed by messages from our MP Paul Manly, our MLA Sheila Malcolmson and our mayor Leonard Krog, finishing with a song by Micalla Wallace.