Lanterns for Peace 2012

Every August 6, Winnipeggers commemorate the August 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with a Lanterns for Peace Ceremony. People come together to make and float their lanterns in the fountain at Memorial Park to express their desire for a peaceful world and to show solidarity with countless others around the world who are observing this day. Please join us this year, and bring family and friends.

Program

  • 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  Lantern and paper crane making (all materials will be supplied)
  • 8:30 – 9:15 p.m. Welcoming remarks, reading of the speech of the Mayor of Hiroshima, the Story of Sadako, the Significance of the Lantern Ceremony
  • 9:15 – 9:30 p.m. Lighting and launching of the lanterns

Location: Memorial Park (Memorial Blvd. and York Avenue, south end of the fountains), Winnipeg, Manitoba

Sponsors

  • Manitoba Japanese Canadian Association
  • Project Peacemakers
  • Peace Alliance Winnipeg

More Information

  • Project Peacemakers (204) 775-8178

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