Please join us at Winnipeg Peace and Justice Festival – Saturday, June 14, 2014.
The objective of the Winnipeg Peace and Justice Festival is to promote a culture of justice and peace at home and around the world. This celebration of peace and
justice is an opportunity for all of us to join together, to learn about each other and to share information and perspectives on the issues that concern us. The Festival will feature crafts for children of all ages, free food and beverages, a stage show and a unique opportunity for community organizations and activists to share information and concerns.
This year marks the 33rd year of Winnipeg’s annual Walk for Peace. We hope this festival, and the walk that is an integral part, raises local awareness of Canada’s
role in the world and sets the stage for community action that carries us into a more caring, respectful and peaceful future.
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Time: 11:00 a.m to 3:30 p.m.
Place: Vimy Ridge Park (Home Street and Portage Avenue, Map: https://plus.google.com/111665942701601300226/about?gl=ca&hl=en)
11:00 a.m. Project Peacemakers Craft Tent
12:00 p.m. Walk for Peace Assembles
Welcome: Glenn Michalchuk, Peace Alliance Winnipeg
Florence Okwudili, Unemployed Youth Africa
Drummer: Helena Kelly
12:30 p.m. Walk for Peace begins (Parade Route http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=5960524)
1:30 p.m. Refreshments/Performances, MC: Nadia Kidwai
- Drummers United
- Ships Gonna Sail
- Haley Rempel
- Greg Frankson aka Ritallin
- Umunna Drum Group
- Tamara Hajsky
- The Raging Grannies
3:30 p.m. Festival ends
Video of last year’s festival is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJE9Q87ofu8
Supporters and Sponsors
Many Winnipeg organizations have banded together to hold this year’s event, including Art City, Cambrian-Agassiz Kairos, Common Sense Storehouse, Council of Canadians-Winnipeg Chapter, Flaming Trolleys, Independent Jewish Voices, Islam Alive, Islamic Social Services Association, Institute for International Women’s Rights-Manitoba, Justice For Omar Khadr, National Association of Japanese Canadians, Peace Alliance Winnipeg, Project Peacemakers, The Raging Grannies, Solidarity Committee for Ethiopian Political Prisoners, The United Church of Canada-Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario, Unemployed Youth Africa and the Winnipeg Social Forum.
Financial support was provided by Assiniboine Credit Union, Cambrian-Agassiz Kairos, National Association of Japanese Canadians, United Church of Canada-Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario, Unemployed Youth Africa, Manitoba Government Employees Union and Fernwood Publishing.
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Help us make this the most successful peace festival and walk, ever. Please download, post and share this poster: Winnipeg Peace Fest 2014 Poster.