Where: Memorial Park – by the fountain, (by the fountain) in Winnipeg
Every August, Peace Alliance Winnipeg, the Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba, and Council of Canadians-Winnipeg Chapter commemorate the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima (Aug. 6) and Nagasaki (Aug. 9) with a Lantern Ceremony in Memorial Park. We believe it is important to keep the memory of those horrible events alive so that current generations understand we must never allow nuclear weapons to be used again.
It’s something the whole family can enjoy. Using art supplies provided by the organizers, you make lanterns and float them in the fountain. If you have never been to a Lantern Ceremony in Winnipeg, these videos will give you a good idea of what to expect:
We hope you can join us this year.