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Winnipeg Lanterns for Peace 2020
August 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
Please join us for the annual Lanterns for Peace Ceremony, held each year to commemorate the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Aug. 6 and 9, 1945. Our aim is to help keep the memory of these attacks alive so that current generations understand we must never allow nuclear weapons to be used again.
Location: south side (the back) of the Legislative Building.
7:30 to 8:45 – participants paint and assemble lanterns and origami cranes (we will provide the art supplies)
8:45 to 9:15 – short speeches
9:15: lanterns are lit and launched in the fountain as the sun begins to set
This is a beautiful ceremony. If you have never been to one, here are some videos that will give you a good idea of what to expect.
This is a family-friendly event. All are welcome.
COVID-19 Safety Precautions
1. In line with provincial public health requirements, attendance is limited to 100 people.
2. We encourage people to wear their own masks; we will provide masks to those who attend without them.
3. Hand sanitizer will be provided at the art tables.
4. We encourage you to practice social distancing with people outside of your immediate household. This means maintaining a 2 metre distance. Seating will take this into account and no more than three people will be able to work at an art table at the same time.
Sponsors: Peace Alliance Winnipeg, Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba, National Association of Japanese Canadians, Winnipeg Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Council of Canadians-Winnipeg