Contacts

Contact: Bill Bhaneja, billbhaneja@rogers.com, 613-244-1979 and Peter Stockdale, peterstockdale@rogers.com,613-852-4527, Canadian Department of Peace Initiative (CPI), and contacts shown in the program. — See Festival Archive and History — E-mail corrections to OttawaPeaceFestival@gmail.com.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Ottawa Peace Festival 2012

September 21 to October 2, 2012

  • 22 non-violent peace events at 19 locations around the capital
  • Open to the public.   Free Admission.
  • Events subject to weather or unforeseen circumstances.
  • Interactive map.

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Art Exhibitions

September 1 — September 30

September 21 — October 2

Peace Events

September 21 — October 2

Friday, September  21 — United Nations International Day of Peace

Saturday, September  22
  • 10 am-11 am: — Path of Peace Walk — gather at 10 am on Parliament Hill, 1 Wellington street, and walk along Wellington street to Victoria Island, 138 Middle street. (City of Peace Ottawa:  Anita Rizvi, 613 424 7738, Joe Staresinic, 613 620 5065) City of Peace Ottawa Videos  MAP — 13 Photos
  • 11 - 3 pm — Paddle for Peace Celebration — at Victoria Island  (Circle of All Nations: Romola Trebilcock, 613-599-8385, circleofallnations.ca, The Wolf Project, Plenty Canada, and City of Peace Ottawa: Peter Stockdale,  613-852-4527, mycityofpeace.com) City of Peace Ottawa Videos  MAP
    • 11.00 am — Canoes arrive at Victoria Island — 19 Photos
    • 11.15 am — Opening Ceremony and Welcoming Remarks — 25 Photos
      • William Commanda, Peter Decontie, T8aminik Rankin, Gilbert Whiteduck, others
    • 11.30am — Remarks from Special Guests including
      • Kirk Wipper: A Passion for Canoes
      • Max Finkelstein, Jay Morrison and Daniel Beauchamp: Canoe Journeys
      • Todd Labrador: Canoe Making with William – Good Enough for Two
      • Rebecca Mason: Canoes, Water and Art
      • Larry Graham: Ottawa River Heritage Designation Project featuring the Canoe Brigade
      • Larry McDermott: Rivers, Canoes, Eels and Environmental Stewardship
      • Ray Sunstrum and Minnie Matoush: The Wolf Project and Racial Harmony
      • George Fenn: Fast Waters, Fast Friends and Pulling Together
      • Lynda Kitchikeesic: Flotilla for Friendship
      • Bryan and Elyse Bowers: Canoes, Rivers and Healing
      • Douglas Cardinal: Reconciling Differing World Views
    • 12.30 pm — Lunch - Add your potluck specials to the feast!
    • 1.30 pm — Concert with Tito Medina and friends
      • Birch bark canoe making demonstrations and discussions –
      • Chuck Commanda and Marcel Labelle;
      • River art – Elena Love;
      • community participation in the Creation of a Living Brook with Marcel Dubec
      • Information sharing tables – themes:
        • water,
        • creativity,
        • peace
        • nature
      • Grandfather’s Circle of All Nations books and dvds
    • 3.00 pm — Overview of City of Ottawa Peace Activities – Peter Stockdale and Bill Bhaneja
    • Closing Prayer

Sunday, September  23
Monday, September  24
  • 5:30 - 7:00 — Potluck Picnic on outdoor lawn before concert. Parking $2.
  • 7.00-9.45 pm: — Concert for Peace, Picnic and peace concert at Saint Paul University Ampitheatre, 223 Main Street (Sacred Initiatives: Daniel Mauro, 613-204-5229, SpeakingVisionaries.comFacebook   MAP — 21 Photos
    • Daniel Mauro: Introductions and background on Canadian Department of Peace Initiative (CDPI)
    • Singing Bowls & Shakuhachi Flute
    • Kevin & Laura: Singer-songwriter duo teams up for a folk acoustic set.
    • Deneece Marion:  Meaningful pop songs from the heart, including one original song "Breaking into Freedom"
    • Intermission (12 min.)
    • Daniel Mauro:  Multicultural chants, guitar-accompanied Peace Songs from the 60s-70s
    • One Big Smile: "A folk-rock door with bluegrass hinges" featuring the musical comedy stylings of John Lloyd and Joe Ronco
    • Finale:  Audience and performers unite their voices in a final PEACE Sing-a-long

Tuesday, September 25

Wednesday, September  26

Thursday, September  27
Saturday, Sept. 29

Sunday, September 30
Monday, October  1
  • 6.00 - 8.30 pm — Climate Refugees, 86 min. multi-award winning documentary film, discussion presented by 'Hungry for Climate Leadership', Ottawa Public Library Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe at Laurier (Ken Billings, 613-715-9474, climatefast.ca) — Panelists: Climate Refugees, Mark Fried, OXFAM, Sheila Petzold, Unitarian Service Committee and Paul Beckwith, University of Ottawa MAP — 6 Photos
  • 7.00 pm — Peace Song Sing-A-Long : Your chance to sing for peace! — Refreshments Church of the Ascension, 253 Echo Drive (Physicians for Global Survival: Jason Bailey, pgs.ca, and Canadian Dept of Peace Initiative: Iman Ibrahim, 613-276-6764, departmentofpeace.ca ) MAP 15 Photos
 
Tuesday, October  2 — United Nations International Day of Non-Violence, Gandhi's birthday
  • 12 pm noon — Peace, the Power of Difference, and the Ontological Question — Lecture by Dr. Hartmut Behr, Newcastle University, UK — Faculty of Social Sciences Building, 120 University Street, Room 4004, University of Ottawa — Presented by the International Theory Network at the Center for International Poser Studies (CIPS) — MAP
  • 6:30-9.00 pm — Women, Violence and Human Rights, Panel discussion  (5 speakers, 4 women and 1 man, 10 min each, Q&A), Ottawa Public Library Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe at Laurier (Dialogue with Democracy: Qais Ghanem , 613-265-4654, dialoguewithdiversity.com) MAP 15 Photos
      • Aboriginal Women
      • Muslim Women
      • Female Genital Mutilation
      • Rape as a Weapon of War
  • 7:30 pm — Candelight Vigil on Parliament Hill — End 12-day Fast and Vigil for Climate Justice. MAP


More Events
** Gandhi Jayanti 2012 — 2 Celebrations to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi's 143rd Birth Anniversary at Carleton University

Wednesday, October  3 **

Thursday, October  4
Sunday, October  14 **

For further information, please contact Festival convenors: Bill Bhaneja, billbhaneja@rogers.com , 613-244-1979 and Peter Stockdale, globalbridge@rogers.com, 613-863-4527 Canadian Department of Peace Initiative (CPI), and for individual events, respective contacts listed in the program.

Ottawa Peace Festival 2012 — Report and Photos,  by Koozma J. Tarasoff.




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