United Nations International Peace Day at Edmonton City Hall

The United Nations International Day of Peace – marked every year on September 21 – is a global day when individuals, communities, nations and governments highlight efforts to end conflict and promote peace.
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Aug. 14, 2012 - PRLog -- On Friday, September 21st, 2012 the United Nations International Day of Peace will be celebrated worldwide and for the ninth year in Edmonton.

Festivities will include for the first time an Opening Celebration at 10:30 AM inside City Hall presented by The Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace in partnership with CDPI Edmonton -Canadian Department of Peace Initiative.  Ryan Jespersen, Co Host of Breakfast Television at City TV will MC the event.  Mayor Mandel will give the City's Welcome and the Honourable Doug Roche will be the program's Keynote Speaker.  Award winning student choirs from St. Boniface Elementary will perform.

Peace-Flag Raising Ceremony will take place at 12:00 Noon in the SW corner  of South Plaza of City Hall.  A moment of silence will be  observed to honour the worldwide “Million Minutes for Peace Pledge”. A Proclamation from the City of Edmonton will be read by a representative from City Council. Edmonton Raging Grannies will be singing songs of peace.  The ceremony will be presented by the Edmonton Interfaith Center as well as other peace volunteers.  

YOUCAN Music Festival Churchill Square 5:00-9:00 PM will showcase local youth musicians. The event will be hosted by Step Up and Step In, an organization facilitated by YOUCAN Edmonton that works to build peace with youth in Edmonton.

Peace displays will be on view from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in City Hall Main Room. They will include local groups and organizations that will display and hand out literature on peace, social justice, animal and human rights.

For more information contact: Irene Hunter/Colleen Ring CDPI@shaw.ca  
Netta Phillet intfaith@shaw.ca Peace Day updates at http://www.cdpiedmonton.ca

Come to City Hall and Celebrate Peace!
Source:Canadian Peace Initiative Edmonton
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