Video: Lanterns for Peace 2012

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Aug. 6, 2012: Shahina Siddiqui (r) prepares her lantern at the annual Winnipeg Lanterns for Peace Ceremony, while Terumi Kuwada looks on. Photo: Paul S. Graham

Annually, citizens of Winnipeg commemorate the suffering and the deaths of the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki caused by the atomic bombing of those cities in Aug. 6 and 9, 1945 respectively.

Lanterns for Peace is sponsored by the Manitoba Japanese Canadian Citizens Association, Project Peacemakers and Peace Alliance Winnipeg. Speakers at this year’s observance were:

  • Terumi Kuwada, Manitoba Japanese Canadian Citizens Association
  • Nadia Kidwai, Islamic Social Services Association
  • Glenn Michalchuk, Peace Alliance Winnipeg (His speech is posted here.)
  • Stacey Matsumoto, Manitoba Japanese Canadian Citizens Association

Musical accompaniment was provided by saxophonist Shane Nestruck and video production by Paul S. Graham.

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