Wearing Blue Scarves to celebrate International Peace Day 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 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
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.
Invitation to Join us at the Lanterns for Peace Ceremony.
Please join us at noon on
Wednesday June 29th at Diana Krall Plaza in Nanaimo
to participate in “No to NATO”,
a national campaign from June 24th to 30th to raise consciousness
about the dangers of belonging to an aggressive nuclear-armed alliance
with first-strike capacity.
We will likely walk briefly to the corner of
and the highway near Port Place Mall.
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.