The 33rd annual Winnipeg Walk for Peace and the 4th annual Winnipeg Peace & Justice Festival took place at Vimy Ridge Park on June 14, 2014. The objective of the festival is to promote a culture of justice and peace at home and around the world.
Speakers included Glenn Michalchuk of Peace Alliance Winnipeg and Florence Okwudili of Unemployed Youth Africa. Performers included Little Singing Bird (aka Helena Kelly), Drummers United, Ships Gonna Sail, Greg “Ritallin” Frankson, The Raging Grannies, and Tamara Hajsky. Nadia Kidwai was the MC.
Many Winnipeg organizations 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.