Events to Remember Hiroshima/Nagasaki


BY pgs-admin
26 July 2011

CALGARY. AB, Saturday, August 6, 6PM. Calgary Area Outdoor Council, 1111 Memorial Drive NW. Showing of 35 minute film ” Children of Nagasaki”  followed by discussion.

HAMILTON, ON Saturday, August 6, 12 Noon, Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main St, Hamilton..Hiroshima 2011 – see poster for details


KINGSTON, ON –  Saturday, August 6, 7:30 PM, Peace Lantern Ceremony, McBurny Park. Hiroshima Day Ceremony 2011 – see poster for details


MONTREAL, QC – Friday, August 5, 7PM – Peace Ceremony at Japanese Garden, Botanical Gardens


MONTREAL, QC – Saturday, August 6, 1-3 PM metro Parc ( blue line) on the sidewalk –TARGET X – visit the Target X website to see what this campaign is about

OAKVILLE, ON Tuesday, August 9, 8PM Central Library – candlelight vigil.  Poster art exhibit will be on display at Town Hall from August 2 to August 12.  Press Release, event in Oakville, ON – see press release for details

OTTAWA, ON –   Saturday, August 6.  Gather at the Friends House, 91A Fourth Av.

4PM – showing of the NFB documentary, The Strangest Dream.  The life of Sir Dr. Joseph Rotblat, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.  Dr Rotblat was the only scientist to walk away from the Manhattan project.  Light pot luck for those interested in attending the film to follow.

6:30  – gather to make lanterns and paper cranes.   Speeches and song to commence at 7:30 followed by a procession to the pond to float the lanterns at dusk.  Keynote speaker will be Japanese Ambassador Ishikawa.  Hosted by PGS, Project Ploughshares and the Quakers.


SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC, Tuesday, August 9, 4PM Peace Park – across from Artspring.  Keynote address by Elizabeth May – Barbara Slater to lead in songs.  For more info contact Marion at Salt Spring Voice of Women for Peace, 250-537-4567 or Marg at 250-653-4283


SASKATOON, SK Tuesday, August 9, 7 PM, Peace pole in Rotary Park, Saskatoon. 


ST CATHERINES, ON – Saturday, August 6, 2011, Peace Garden in Rennie Park, Port Dalhousie, 7:30 PM –

If you wish to speak or contribute in other ways to the service (read a poem, tell a story for example) please contact Timothy Healey, 905-341-3415


DATE: Saturday, August 6th 2011

TIME: 6:30 – 9:00pm (Origami & Lantern making for kids and family starts at 5:00pm)

LOCATION: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Square, Toronto, ON (Directions: Behind the Eaton Centre, North of Queen St W, East of Bay St)

Performances by Yakudo Japanese Drummers, Common Thread, Raging Grannies, Flutistist Ron Korb With Keynotes by Archbishop Michael Peers (Anglican Church), Rev. Seiji Ariga (United Church), Angels Bischoff (Ontario Clear Air Alliance), MC Phillis Creighton (Hiroshima Day Coalition). Welcome by Rev. Sherman Hesselgrave (Holy Trinity Church). Hiroshimoa Day Proclamation by the Mayor of Toronto.

Lantern Ceremony begins at 8:30 PM – Candlelit walk from Holy Trinity at dusk to Nathan Phillips Square Pool. website for Hiroshima Day Coalition


North York Civic Centre Survivors Artwork Exhibit, August 2-5:

An exhibition of photographs and paintings by Hiroshima and Nagasaki atom bomb survivors will have an official opening at the North York Civic Centre on August 2 at 5:30 hosted by Toronto City Councillor John Filion. The exhibition is free of charge and runs until August 5. For further information, please contact Anton Wagner


Nagasaki – Hiroshima Remembered, TuesdayAugust 9th, 2011 Aug. 9, 1945 – the day the bomb was dropped on Nagasaki 7:30 pm

Craigflower Park / Kosapsom at Admirals Road and Gorge Road West Saanich

This is the annual lantern ceremony,marking the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Japan. To remember this date and those who died, we decorate with origami cranes and lanterns and offer words of peace.

Lantern making starts at 7 pm, with words and songs of peace at 7:30 pm, followed by floating the lanterns in the Gorge. Lanterns with battery candles may be placed on the lawn.

Free – Bring a blanket and/or chair to sit on and a battery candle if you wish. Floating lantern supplies will be provided.

Sponsored by – The Victoria Raging Grannies, Physicians for Global Survival, Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society, Victoria Peace Coalition, The Council of Canadians – Victoria.


VIENNA – The manifestation will start on the 6 August 2011, 18.00 p.m. in Vienna, at St. Stephan’s Square and will be continued with a lantern march to the pond in front of Karlskirche at about 20.30 p.m.