BY Andrea Levy
12 March 2008

Events to Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Hiroshima/Nagasaki


Calgary, AB Thursday, August 6

Olympic Plaza, 5-10 PM Floating lantern festival

5 PM  children’s tent, family yoga and community art project, followed at 8PM, by music, speakers, and drum circle. Floating of lanterns on reflecting pool

 Hamilton, ON Thursday, August 6 – noon

Vigil at the Peace Pole – see details

Ottawa, ON  Thursday, August 6

Meet at Quaker House, 91A Fourth Ave at 5:30 to make lanterns.   Followed by song and reflection and then floating lanterns on pond at dusk.

Peterborough, ON, Sunday, August 9, 7:30 PM

A floating-lantern commemoration of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  Gather at the T-wharf at Crescent St. on Little Lake. There will be a brief reflection on war and the need to work for peace, followed by participants’ reflections on peace. The short ceremony finishes with the launching of the wooden candle-lit lanterns on the  lake. Everyone is welcome.”

Toronto, ON, Thursday, August 6

Church of the Holy Trinity Details on Toronto Hiroshima Event

Hiroshima on My Mind written by PGS supporter, Mary J. Breen
Youth Education on Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons

Canadian Groups Working for Nuclear Abolition