Festival de la Paix à Ottawa 201913th Annual Ottawa Peace Festival
Updated: 26 October 2019 — New Events Welcome.
Updated: 26 October 2019 — New Events Welcome.
September 6 — October 2, 2019
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- Theme: Unity, Peace and Harmony
- 30 events, most FREE, hosted by 28 organizations for 27 days at 27 locations around the capital
- Programs may change.
- Festival Archive and History.
- Invitation to Participate
- Program on 2 pages
- Briefs by Tarasoff
- Review of OPF 2019
- Map of all events
- Press Release
Iman Ibrahim < firstname.lastname@example.org >, and Paul Maillet < email@example.com >
Friday, September 6, 2019
6 pm to 10 pm — Canceled due to Rain Forecast — Grateful we’re Not Dead — Fundraiser for Civilian Peace Service Canada (CPSC). No cover charge. Owner donates our fee to CPSC. — At: Westboro Beach Cafe, 745 Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway — Contact Gord Breedyk, firstname.lastname@example.orgSunday, September 8, 2019
9:30 am to 2:30 pm — Canoeing in Friendship - A Sacred Journey (6.6 km) — Bring your canoe or request a spot in another canoe. See map. Launch Canoes: Lac Leamy, North West parking lot, on Rue Atawe (street). Stop Canoeing: Richmond Landing (by Royal Canadian Navy Monument). Walk to Chaudière Falls for a pot-luck lunch (bring food to share, water, your dishes and utensils) — Return to Lac Leamy by pre-arranged car shuttle, or canoe back — Hosts: Free The Falls, Canadian Peace Initiative (CPI), and 2 experienced canoeists — RSVP — Contact: Pamela Schreiner, PamelaSchreiner@gmail.com, 613-232-6880 — Facebook by Peter — Photos — Briefs by Tarasoff.Tuesday, September 10, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm — What Would a Canadian Federal Department of Peace Do? — Theresa Dunn reports on the Canadian Peace Initiative (CPI) with short video — See videos online. Followed by discussion — At: Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), 91A 4th Avenue — Contact: Theresa Dunn, 613-897-0188. Facebook — Photos — Briefs by Tarasoff.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
6 pm to 8 pm — Is There Peace Without Forgiveness? and Experiential Conversation — Presented by ForGiving ForRestoring Canada (Facebook) — At: St Paul University, 223 Main St (at Clegg St.), Laframboise Hall (Pavilion), Room L205 (Normandin Room) — Public Parking: $3.75/hour; Parking Map — Contact: Daniel Markus, email@example.com — Facebook by Peter —Saturday, September 14, 2019
1 pm to 4 pm — Spiritpainting For Peace Workshop — Painting with Spirit at Jones Studio, Aylmer, Gatineau, QC. — Register to get address. — Contact Jennifer 613-266-8063, firstname.lastname@example.orgTuesday, September 17, 2019
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm — Role of the Facilitator in Leadership — Dr. Gita Arian Baack teaches group dialog leadership. Create a safe space, build group cohesiveness, and use process tools. — At Moe's World Famous Newport Restaurant, 322 Churchill Ave, side door room, food available for purchase — Gita’s book for sale, The Inheritors: Moving Forward from Generational Trauma — Contact: Dr. Gita Arian Baack, email@example.com, 613-271-1293. Facebook — 7 attended — 17 photos — Brief by Tarasoff.Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6:30 pm to 9 pm — Intractable Peace — Conflict, economics, climate, spirituality, technology — At: Life of Pie – A Scratch Bakery & Café, 1134 Bank Street (south of Sunnyside Ave) — Sponsor: Canadian Association Club of Rome, Values Group — Contact: Gabriela Gref-Innis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, September 20, 2019
7 pm to 9 pm — Dances of Universal Peace — Simple circle dances and songs drawn from the earth's sacred traditions, and other Universal songs of peace. Dress is casual. No previous experience or dance partner needed. Live music Donation requested $5 to $10 Children welcome. Conflict, economics, climate, spirituality, technology — At: University of Ottawa, Social Sciences Building, 120 University Private, FSS Room #4004 — Facebook —Saturday, September 21, 2019
— UN International Day of Peace
10 am to 4 pm — Circle of All Nations Equinox Peace Event — Geo-History Rock and Art Walk — Weather permitting — 15 min walk then art for new walkers. Bring sketchbook and pencils. — 90 min walk for trail walkers — Meet up, then coffee at Hazeldean Mall. — At: Old Quarry Trail, Kanata — Please Register at email@example.com, or phone Coordinator: Romola V. Thumbadoo, 613-599-8385. Poster — Facebook by Peter —Sunday, September 22, 2019
10 am to 11:30 am — Big Sit. Big Stand. A mass mindfulness meditation — Peace Day Meditation, Human Peace Sign, Mindful Movement and Dance — At Centennial Flame, Parliament Hill — Contact: InnerSpace Mindfulness/Meditation — Brief by Tarasoff.
11:45 am to 12:15 pm — Proclamation — Read by Bill Bhaneja, Co-founder of Canadian Peace Initiative and Co-founding Convener of Ottawa Peace Festival — Centennial Flame, Parliament Hill — Contact Bill Bhaneja, firstname.lastname@example.org — Brief by Tarasoff.
10 am to 4 pm — Circle of All Nations Equinox Peace Event (continued) — Paddle for Peace. From Justice to Peace; Acknowledging the 10th anniversary of the passing of Donald Marshall Junior, 20 years since the Marshall Ruling, 30 years since the “Creating Choices” report of the Task Force on Federally Sentenced Women – Still “en route” — At: J.K. Wyllie Boardroom, 233 Gilmour — Coordinator: Romola V. Thumbadoo, email@example.com, 613-599-8385. — Poster — Facebook by Peter.
2 pm to 4 pm — Enlightenment Under Attack: Defending Secular Values Against Religious and Political Extremism — By Armin Navabi, former Muslim, founder of Atheist Republic, author of Why There Is No God. — At: Sala San Marco Event & Conference Centre, 215 Preston Street — Hosted by: Humanist Association of Ottawa, and Atheist Republic-Ottawa Consulate. — Price: $15 for non-members. — Brief by Tarasoff.Tuesday, September 24, 2019
7:30 am to 9 am — The RCMP Shooting of Inuit Dogs in the 1950's: There can be no peace without reconciling with the past — By Pitta Imiq, Inuit leader — At Moe's World Famous Newport Restaurant, 322 Churchill Ave, side door room, free breakfast — Contact Daniel Stringer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 613 218-1431; or Blandine Stringer, email@example.com — Facebook by Peter —Wednesday, September 25, 2019
11 am to 3 pm — Peace forest - Foret de Paix — 3 days — Write or draw peace messages and place them in the “forest”. — At: University of Ottawa, University Square (big white tent), corner of University Private + Jean-Jacques-Lussier Private — Photos — Coordinator Pierre Desjardins, firstname.lastname@example.org, 613-562-5800 ext: 3756Thursday, September 26, 2019
10 am to 11:30 am — A Quick Course in Peace Practices — By Paul Maillet, Canadian Peace Initiative (CPI) — At University of Ottawa, Main residence complex (Wellness Centre), 90 University Private (90U), Room 151 — Contacts: Pierre Desjardins, Pierre.Desjardins@uottawa.ca; Paul Maillet, email@example.com, 613-841-9216, or 613-866-2503
11 am to 3 pm — Peace forest - Foret de Paix — 3 days, continued — Write or draw peace messages and place them in the “forest”. – At: University of Ottawa, University Square (big white tent), Montpetit Park, corner of University Private + Jean-Jacques-Lussier Private – Coordinator Pierre Desjardins, firstname.lastname@example.org, 613-562-5800 ext: 3756.
6 pm to 9 pm — Citizens as Peace Practitioners — A CPI Peace Practitioner Training Workshop delivered by Paul Maillet, Canadian Peace Initiative. — At: St Paul University, 223 Main St, Laframboise building, 2nd floor, Room Normandin L-205— Contacts: Paul Maillet, email@example.com, 613-841-9216, or 613-866-2503 — Please RSVP. — Brief by Tarasoff.Friday, September 27, 2019
11 am to 3 pm — Peace forest - Foret de Paix — 3 days, continued — Write or draw peace messages and place them in the “forest”. — At: University of Ottawa, University Square (big white tent), Montpetit Park, corner of University Private + Jean-Jacques-Lussier Private — Coordinator Pierre Desjardins, firstname.lastname@example.org, 613-562-5800 ext: 3756.
10 am to 11:30 am — (in English) Difficult Conversations — Speaker: Isabel Stramwasser, B.A., LL.B. — Facilitated dialogue, interactive instruction and skill-building exercises designed to get you out there having difficult conversations! — At: University of Ottawa, Jock Turcot University Centre, 85 University Private, Room # UCU 026 main floor: “Le Carrefour francophone” — Please RSVP as space is limited to 12 people: email@example.com
11:30 am — Climat-Go Fundraiser for Suzuki Foundation — Un message pour contrer les changements climatiques est un message de paix qui s'inscrit bien dans le cadre du festival de paix 2019. Venez appuyer la Fondation David Suzuki pour la Manifestation où Greta Thunberg sera à Montréal! Mais pour Gatineau et Ottawa vous êtes tous invités (you are all invited) à la Manifestation organisée par CLIMAT-GO! — Rendez-vous au coin de Portage et Laval à Gatineau — Contact: Réal Lalande, membre de CLIMAT-GO, firstname.lastname@example.org, 819 778-0147 — Facebook
De 13h à 14h30 — (En Français) Les conversations difficiles — Présentatrice : Isabel Stramwasser, B.A., LL.B. — Dialogue facilité, enseignement interactif et exercises pour renforcer les compétences, conçu pour vous encourager à démarrer les conversations difficiles ! — À l’Université d'Ottawa, Centre universitaire Jock Turcot, 85 Privé Université, salle no. UCU 026 au rez-de-chaussée : « Le Carrefour francophone » — RSVP car la participation est limitée à 12 personnes : email@example.com.
2 pm to 4 pm — This Precious Life – Our Conscious Creation — by Vesna Scott — Be here now, do here now. The magic of the creative process. — At: Ottawa Public Library, Emerald Plaza Branch, 1547 Merivale road. — Contact: Vesna Scott, 613-224-5480, firstname.lastname@example.org —
7:30 pm — Arts Night (monthly event) — 1 hour program, 3 sessions, followed by questions, discussion. — 1. Literary: Joycelyn Loeffelholz — 2. Visual: Erin Emily Robinson (painter) — 3. Musical: Ian Clement (Celtic musician, Erin's husband) with daughter Rowan (fiddler) — At: The First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Ave. — Contact: Joycelyn Loeffelholz, 613-224-9880; Elisabeth Morrison, 613-225-6702; Church Office, 613-725-1066. — FlyerSaturday, September 28, 2019
12 noon to 3 pm — Kids Love Peace 2019 — Children's programming. Kindness, Friendship, Music, Dancing, Yoga, Painting, Arts, Crafts, Sports, Mindfulness, Ottawa Wheelchair Basketball (OCWSA), and more. Hosted by Worldchangingkids.ca and the Alta Vista Public Library. — Held at: Heatherington Park, 1560 Heatherington Rd, Ottawa. — Contact: World Changing Kids (online form) — Facebook —
12 noon to 2:30 pm — CPI Canadian National Action Plan for Peace — Facilitator Paul Maillet, — At Heron Community Center, 1490 Heron Road. — Sponsor: Canadian Peace Initiative (CPI) — Contact: Paul Maillet, email@example.com, 613-841-9216, or 613-866-2503
2 pm to 3:30 pm — Story time - Selected Readings from 150 Stories of Peace — In recognition of Canada’s 150 years of Confederation, Canadians of all ages and backgrounds heeded the call to share their story of peace. In English and French, by adults and children. — At Ottawa Public Library, Main (Auditorium), 120 Metcalfe. — Contact Mony Dojeiji, Spiritual Storyteller and International Award-winning Author 613-793-1633, firstname.lastname@example.org — Facebook by Peter — Brief by Tarasoff.
2 pm to 4 pm — 2 Films: The World Is My Country (trailer) and The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons (poster-1, poster-2) — Sponsor: Physicians for Global Survival — At: Heron Road Community Center amphitheatre, 1490 Heron Road — Contact: Richard Denton, MD Emeritus, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, 705-642-5324, email@example.com
6 pm to 8 pm— Governance for 21st Century — How can we govern ourselves differently? Compare Remote complaining to unaffected decision makers VS direct cooperation with involved representatives. We propose a governance architecture that enables cooperation, inclusiveness with global, national and local responsiveness. Examples of real applications — RSVP Please — At: Hull District, Gatineau — For address Contact: Maya 613 240 9693; Joanne 819-770-2743; Pamela 613-232-6880 — 6 photos — Brief, SummarySunday, September 29, 2019
9:30 am to 5 pm — Ottawa Peace Festival at Humanics Sanctuary and Sculpture Park — 11 activities scheduled, morning yoga, aikido, afternoon guided tours. — $5 adults, kids under 12 free — At: Humanics Sanctuary and Sculpture Park, 3468 Old Montreal Rd, Cumberland — Contact only online. — Facebook by Peter —
12:30 pm to 5 pm — 9th Annual Crystal Heart Family Connection — 7 events: Smudging and songs by Feather Spirit Singers, Naawakwe Singers and the Aylmer Drumming Circle, Water ceremony offered by Dragonfly Water Woman, Changing Your Place in the Game. John Heney, Sound Healing with the voice, singing bowls. Pamela Holm, ThOMus "Martee" Teg Tmeyer , The art and science of Heart Energy balancing, and storytelling shared by Luc-Anne Salm. Eels provided 70% of nutrition for Algonquin before dams. Potluck afterwards. — At: 15 Deerfox Dr, Nepean (Barrhaven) — Contact: Sylvia Parker, firstname.lastname@example.org , 613-721-0039 — Photos —
7 pm to 10 pm — Film : Time of the Sixth Sun — An 8-week process. — 5-6 pm : Pot luck talking-listening circles — 6:30 pm : Creating Sacred Space Circle — 7 pm : Film, and a closing talking-sharing circle. — At: Kitchissippii United Church, 630 Island Park Dr, Ottawa — Contact: Judith Matheson, OWL, 819-684-3099, or Sylvia Parker 613-721-0039 — Flyer —Wednesday, October 2, 2019
— UN International Day of Nonviolence
10:30 am to 11:30 am — Mahatma Gandhi Day proclamation by City of Ottawa — on Gandhi's 150th Birthday — Ottawa City Mayor Jim Watson proclaims October 2, 2019 as "Mahatma Gandhi Day" in Ottawa. — At: Ottawa City Hall. — Contact: Rashmi Gupta, President, MGPCO, email@example.com. — Brief by Rashmi Gupta.
Saturday, October 5, 2019
2 pm to 6 pm — Annual M. K. Gandhi Lecture & Gandhi Jayanti, lecture by Professor Vinay Lal, UCLA. First outside garlanding, then lecture in theatre followed by play: "Truth Force", Odissi dance, and reception — At: Carleton University. Gather at Gandhi Statue for garlanding; then to Kailash Mital Theatre, 1125 Colonel By Dr. — Hosts: College of the Humanities, Carleton University, and Mahatma Gandhi Peace Council, Ottawa — Contact : Dr. Jagmohan Humar, 613-736-0783, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Rashmi Rekha, email@example.com — 85 photos — 4 videos, 29 photos at Ganhihi.ca — Brief by Tarasoff.
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