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.
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.
PEACE IN KOREA
JANUARY 15, 2018
To support the peace-building process in Korea.
In solidarity with activities organized by The Vancouver Women’s Forum on Peace and Security On The Korean Peninsula to coincide with the Foreign Ministers Conference there on January 16.