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

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. 






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.