- 18 non-violent peace events scheduled at 13 locations around the capital
- Open to the public. Free admission. Some events request donations.
- Events subject to weather or unforeseen circumstances.
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September 1 — September 30
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: In His Own Words, photo exhibit at the Ottawa Main Public Library, 120 Metcalfe at Laurier (Contact: Daniel Stringer, National Capital Peace Council, 613-792-1431). — POSTER — MAP — no photos
Grandfather William Commanda (Ojigkwanong) Peace Event in Ottawa, at Victoria Island (Contact: 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 — PROGRAM — MAP — PHOTOS
- 9 am - 11 am — Early Morning Activities— Opening Prayers and Ceremony— Pot Luck Breakfast— Discussions on Land, Water, Eel and Peace Themes
- 9:30 am-11 am — Global March for Peace & Unity - Capital Area — Gather at the Human Rights Monument (corner of Lisgar and Elgin, in front of City Hall Elgin entrance). Opening Words from Youth Leaders
- 10:00 am — Walk to Victoria Island, 138 Middle street. (Contact: Global March for Peace & Unity, Gabriella Fayant, firstname.lastname@example.org, 613-809-3770; City of Peace Ottawa: Anita Rizvi, email@example.com, 613 424 7738, Joe Staresinic, 613 620 5065) — MAP — PHOTOS
- 11 am - 3 pm — Paddle for Peace Celebration — PROGRAM — MAP — PHOTOS11.00 am — Canoes and walkers arrive at Victoria Island— Opening Prayer— Drumming— Prayer for Water— Prayer for Grandfather William Commanda— Welcoming Remarks and Official Greetings— Remarks from Special Guests12.00 pm — Lunch — Pot Luck Community Picnic1.00 pm — Drumming, Music, ...— Informal Gathering and Sharing— Birch bark canoe making demonstrations and discussions— Information sharing tables – themes:• Asinabka Indigenous Centre• water, land, creativity, river art, peace and nature• Grandfather’s Circle of All Nations books, DVDs and legacy— Overview of City of Ottawa Peace Activities by Peter Stockdale and Bill Bhaneja3.00 pm — Closing Prayer
- 6:45 pm — Film: Do the Math, 30 Cleary Avenue, Unitarian Church (by 350.org Ottawa; ClimateFast.ca; and Frances Deverell, firstname.lastname@example.org, The First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, cusj.org\actions) — POSTER — MAP — no photos
- 7:00 pm to 9 pm — "United Nations Peacekeeping:
(1) "Canada's Current Contributions to UN peacekeeping" with Fergus Watt, Executive Director, WFM - Canada;
(2) "The Proposal for a UN Emergency Peace Service" with Dr. Peter Langille, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria;
at McNabb Community Centre auditorium, 180 Percy Street (Contact: Fergus Watt, email@example.com, World Federalist Movement - Canada, 613-232-0647). — POSTER — MAP — PHOTOS
- 7 pm — Film : Energy Autonomy, The 4th Revolution, at Univrsity of Ottawa, Social Science Building, 4th Floor, Room FSS 400 (by ClimateFast.ca and the Sustainable Development Centre) — MAP — no photos
- 7.30 am — Breakfast Speaker series: "Human Rights and Guatemala," by Eric Schiller, at Donna’s Express café, 322 Churchill Avenue North (at Scott St) — Free breakfast. (by National Capital Peace Council (NCPC) of the Universal Peace Federation : Daniel Stringer, 613-792-1431) — MAP — PHOTOS
- 6 pm - 8.30 pm — CPI Panel: "Beyond War and Militarism: Nonkilling Security," Ottawa Main Public Library Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe at Laurier (Contact: Iman Ibrahim, Canadian Peace Initiative, 613-276-6764) — POSTER — MAP — PHOTOS
- 7:30 pm - 9 pm — Panel: Peace Professionals – What Difference Will They Make?, Sandy Hill Community Centre, Conference Room, 250 Somerset Street East @t Sweetland Ave. (Contact: Gord Breedyk, CPSC, 613-612-0306, firstname.lastname@example.org) — POSTER — MAP — PHOTOS
- 6 pm — Round Dance with the O-Town Boys drumming, at Parliament Hill (ClimateFast.ca)
- 6.30 pm -9 pm — Panel: “Dialogue with Diversity: Reaching Out Across the Ethnic/Religious Divide," Panel: Haiyan Zhang, Tony Young, Sylvia Laale, Col. Paul Maillet, Qais Ghanem, moderator. Ottawa Main Public Library Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe at Laurier (by Qais Ghanem, email@example.com, DialogueWithDiversity.com, 613-265-4654) — POSTER — PANEL — MAP — PHOTOS
- 12 noon — Walk to Prime Ministers House. Support the Fifth Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). (ClimateFast.ca) — PHOTOS
- 7 pm - 9 pm — Circle Panel Dialogue with a PowerPoint Presentation: "Creating the Foundation for Healing and for Peace: Why the World Alkalizing Movement is so Important," Ottawa Citizen Building, 1101 Baxter Road (Contact: Heart + Soul Light Centre: Judith Matheson 819-684-3099 and Sylvia Parker 613-721-0039). — MAP — PHOTOS
- 11 am - 4:30 pm — Friends for Peace Day 11th Anniversary celebrations: 7 performers, silent auction, 20 information tables, 2 peace awards, at Jean Pigott Place, Ottawa City Hall rotunda, 110 Laurier Avenue West. Parking under City Hall, enter from Elgin and Laurier, take elevator to main floor. (Contact: Friends of Peace: Ian Prattis, 613-726-0881, friendsforpeace.ca, Facebook) — Press Release — PROGRAM — POSTER — MAP — PHOTOS11:00 am — OrKidstra, by The Leading Note Foundation— KidPlayers (orchestra)- Tina Fedeski Exec-Director, Facebook— KidSingers (choral) - Directors Margaret Tobolowska, Jeannie Hunter, Jennifer Martinez, YouTube11:30 am — Friends for Peace – Ian Prattis, Director11:45 pm — Dandelion Dance Company – Hannah Beach, Director12:30 pm — Big Soul Project Community Choir – Roxanne Goodman, Music Director1 pm – 1:45 pm — Lunch Break, coffee, snacks, vegetarian chili, buns, …1.45 pm — Asinabika Women’s Drum Circle2:00 pm —Idle No More – Robert Lavigne, Metis Nation of Ontario2:30 pm — 2 Peace Awards —— To Douglas Cardinal, architect— To Dr. Amber Lloydlangston, historian, museum curator3:30 pm — Lucile Hildesheim performs on Celtic harp4.00 pm — Highlight World Music – African and Reggae band4.30 pm — Close
- 1 pm - 4 pm — Workshop: Spiritpainting for Peace, in Manotick. No fees but registration is required to get address. (Contact: Jen Jones: 613- 266-8063, firstname.lastname@example.org, spiritpainting.com) — MAP — PHOTOS
- 7 pm — Movie: Bidder 70, at Friends' Meeting House, 91A 4th Ave. (ClimateFast.ca)
- 9:30 am — Gather at Vincent Massey Park, walk along or paddle up the Rideau River.
- 1 pm - 3 pm — Rally at City Hall.
- 2 pm — Ceremony outside at Gandhi statue with music
- 2:30 pm — “Gandhi’s Religion and the Politics of Hinduism,” by Prof. Vinay Lal, University of California at Los Angeles — Lecture upstairs
- 3:30 pm — Reception
- 7 pm — Peace Song Sing-A-Long : Your chance to sing for peace! — Refreshments — Old Town Hall Community Centre, 61 Main Street at Hawthorne (Contact: Jason Bailey, Canadian Peace Initiative, 613-291-0200. email@example.com) — MAP — PHOTOS
- 7 pm — Movie : The Economics of Happiness, at Unitarian Fellowship of Ottawa, 400 McArthur Ave. (#14 bus) (ClimateFast.ca) — MAP — no photos
- 12:30 pm noon — Panel: "Prophets of War: Unmasking the Defence Lobby," a presentation by William D. Hartung, Center for International Policy, New York, about the growing influence of companies that make arms in Canada, and what we can do to create an economy based on peace and sustainability. Booksigning: "Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex" ($20) E-book — Councillor Lounge, City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave W, (Contact: Kathleen Walsh, Rideau Institute: 613-565-9449 x21). — Interview — POSTER — MAP — PHOTOS
- United Nations International Day of Non-Violence, Gandhi's birthday
- 7 pm - 9 pm — "Gandhi and King: Prophets of Non-violent Resistance to Evil: The Celebration." Greenery Room, Travel Lodge Hotel, 1376 Carling Ave (Contact: Daniel Stringer, National Capital Peace Council, 613-792-1431). — MAP — PHOTOS
— MC: Tayo Olafimihan
— Presenter: Bill Bhaneja, “The Quest for Gandhi”
— Key Note Speaker: Rev. Darryl Gray, “Can The Student Teach The Master?”
— Oratory: Ewant Walters, Lloyd Stanford, and John Harewood, “A Tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, - A Reading in Three Voices”
— Music: Ralitsa Tcholakova, violinist
- 7 pm — Fast and Vigil — Closing Ritual: "Closing Circle" Candlelight Vigil, Just Voices and Chris White, on Parliament Hill. (by ClimateFast.ca; and Frances Deverell, firstname.lastname@example.org, cusj.org\actions) — MAP — no photos
- Canadian Architect and Museum Curator Receive 2013 Peace Awards, June 30, 2013,
- Community Activism at Work in Ottawa; 11th Annual Friends for Peace Day Saturday, September 28, 2013, 11am – 4.30pm, Jean Pigott Place, Ottawa City Hall; All Nations, All Traditions - a Circle of Friendship, Kijiji.com , 29-Jun-13
- Video: The Silence Room: Gandhi's Religion and the Politics of Hinduism, same lecture given at Ruhr University, Germany, 28 Mar 2013.
- UCLA, History 175C, Topics in Contemporary Indian History: The Moral and Political Thought of Mahatma Gandhi, Vinay Lal
- Essays about Gandhi, by Vinay Lal, UCLA.
- 7th Ottawa Peace Festival, Unpublished, Nov 4, 2013.
- International Day of Peace and the Ottawa Peace Festival, by Mary Murphy, St. Joseph’s Parish & Sanctuary, Sep 18, 2013.
- A Luta Continua: Interview with Dr Bhaneja about the 7th Ottawa Peace Festival,
Hosted By Dr. Qais Ghanem, CKCU FM 93.1 Radio, 9:05 AM, Sep. 13th, 2013. — After ad for donations, click on "Jump to Start of segment.
- Ottawa Peace Festival – Prophets of War, Ceasefire.ca, September 23, 2013.
- International Peace Day, CanadianSpartacus's Blog, September 20, 2013.
- 7th Annual Ottawa Peace Festival, by Qais Ghanem, Muslim Coordinating Council of the National Capital Region (MCCNCR), 26 September 2013.
- Peace Ambassadors, by Ian Prattis, Awakening, September 26, 2013.
- 2013 Friends for Peace Day in Ottawa City Hall, September 28, Kijiji
- Canadian Architect and Museum Curator Receive 2013 Peace Awards, by Ian Pratiss, Awakening, June 30, 2013.
- 2013 Friends for Peace Day, by Ian Prattis, allEvents.in ottawa
- Upcoming Events, World Federalist Movement-Canada, Sunday, September 22nd, 2013.
- Calendar September 2013 : Friends for Peace Day, Lucile Brais Hildesheim.
- Activists hold climate fast on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, 3 photos by Alec L Boucher, Demotix, September 25th, 2013.
- Climate Fast: Fast and Vigil for Climate Leadership - 12 days on Parliament Hill, October 2013, Ottawa, ON, PlanetFriendly.net
- Parliament Hill Round Dance in Support of Climate-Fast, AllEvents.in Ottawa.
- Climate Fast 2013 – updates from last week, by Sandra, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW), October 1, 2013.
- Climate Fast 2013 to Stephen Harper: “You cannot prorogue climate change.” Ecocide Alert, September 27, 2013.
- Hungry for Climate Justice: Second Annual Climate Fast Begins September 21, KAIROS, September 19, 2013.
- How Gandhi’s ideas were adopted by Martin Luther King in the 1960s, It Happened in The 60s, OCTOBER 21, 2013