Despite the inclement weather, the 2012 Winnipeg Peace & Justice Festival & Walk attracted around 200 people to Vimy Ridge Park on Saturday, June 16.
Festival goers were entertained by Sara Kreindler, Pedalling for Papua Jeremy Bally, Artwell, Burnt Project 1, and the Twelve Tribes Community.
They also heard from Brian McLeod, Rob Altemeyer, MLA (Wolseley), Terumi Kuwada, Past President of the National Association of Japanese Canadians, Shahina Siddiqui, Executive Director of the Islamic Social Services Association, Manitoba Green Party Leader James Beddome and Glenn Morison speaking on behalf of Project Peacemakers.
A highlight of the festival was the 31st annual Winnipeg Walk for Peace, with stirring performances by The Flaming Trolleys Marching Band. This video focuses on the walk. Expect a fuller documentary on Winnipeg Community TV later this year.