Billboard for Peace

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Concerned about the increasing threats to peace in the world and Canada’s lack of a foreign policy based on peace the Regina Peace Council has erected a peace billboard on the Trans Canada highway near the town of Qu’Appelle. The project is in memory of the Peace Council’s late President, Peter E. Gehl, who was a life-long activist for peace and social justice.

8 comments for “Billboard for Peace

  1. Elsie Dean
    May 28, 2018 at 12:13 am

    Thank you for placing this peace billboard to remind the people that there is an need to remind governments that they must act to ensure peace not continue to promote war.

  2. Marguerite Warner
    June 1, 2018 at 12:32 am

    This is a fabulous idea– beautiful and well-worded. We need a ploy against militarism like this in other places along the TransCanada highway.

  3. June 6, 2018 at 6:26 am

    Billboard location:

    Also posted and shared on Facebook and Twitter:
    A peace billboard, erected by Regina Peace Council, outside of Qu’Appelle on the Trans Canada Highway. While we will have an

    unveiling later in the month please free to assist us to make this action known. Ed Lehman, President Regina Peace Council

  4. Henry Beissel
    June 6, 2018 at 11:14 am

    Congratulations to the Regina Peace Council for erecting such an uplifting sign by the Trans Canada Highway! It feeds my hope for a future without war.

    I’m convinced that the vast majority of humans want no part of war. But humanity’s governance is in the hands of people who, blinded by greed and vanity, are determined that violence be the arbiter of human affairs. How do we create a true democracy in which our voices for peace prevail?

  5. June 6, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Congratulations for this imaginative idea reminiscent of the movie ‘Billboard’, as a way to persuade the public to think about the important issues of life. Working towards a world without wars has been my passion since the 1950s when I lived in Saskatchewan. Bravo to the prairie pioneers for their courage to speak out for a peaceful world! Some people in Ottawa are wondering what is the approximate cost of this venture — could you please share your expertise in how you organized this.
    In search for truth and a nonkilling peace.

  6. June 6, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Peace billboard was erected May 25, 2018, outside of Qu’Appelle, SK, on the Trans Canada Highway (SK-1), about 55 km (35 miles) east of Regina.

    Unveiling ceremony to be held at the billboard on Saturday June 16 at 2 p.m.

    “Peace Billboard in Saskatchewan,” Spirit-Wrestlers Blog, June 6, 2018.

  7. Sheila Smyth
    June 4, 2019 at 5:29 am

    A lovely idea, and a beautiful picture. And how appropriate that the first comment comes from Elsie Dean who I worked with at the World Peace Forum in 2006.

    All the best to you, Elsie, and everyone who loves peace and harmony with the natural world and who will, like Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce: “Fight no more forever.”

  8. Ed Lehman
    December 7, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    Dear Admins,

    Thank you for all the coverage you gave the billboard we placed along the #1 highway near Qu’Appelle. We followed up the billboard with a conference exposing NATO last year and planned another conference on A Peace Alternative for Canada this year. However, we had to cancel due to COVID-19. We hope that in 2021 we will be able to organize a major peace conference; there is just so much to discuss just so many examples of Canada being on the wrong side of history. We hope that in 2021 Canada will sign the Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons, and stop placing economic embargoes on countries around the world, and stop engaging in so-called “regime -change” wars. We also hope that the planned purchase of fighter jets is stopped in its tracks. We are also pushing for Meng Wanzhou to be freed.
    Ed Lehman, President, Regina Peace Council

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