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Monday, June 24, 2019

Ottawa Peace Festival 2019

Festival de la Paix à Ottawa 2019

Updated: 13 September 2019 — New Events Welcome.

13th Annual Ottawa Peace Festival
September 6 — October 2, 2019
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Event Coordinators
Iman Ibrahim < imanibrahim@rogers.com >, and Paul Maillet < pmaillet@magma.ca >

Friday, September 6, 2019
6 pm to 10 pmCanceled 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, breedyk14@yahoo.ca
Sunday, September 8, 2019
9:30 am to 2:30 pmCanoeing 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
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pmWhat 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. FacebookPhotos

Thursday, September 12, 2019
6 pm to 8 pmIs 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, hello@forgivingforrestoring.ca
Saturday, September 14, 2019
1 pm to 4 pmSpiritpainting For Peace WorkshopPainting with Spirit at Jones Studio, Aylmer, Gatineau, QC. — Register to get address. — Contact Jennifer 613-266-8063, spiritpainting2002@yahoo.com
Sunday, September 15, 2019
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Monday, September 16, 2019
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
1:30 pm to 3:30 pmLeading Dialogues with Individuals Haunted by Traumatic Events, Historical or Current Dr. Gita Arian Baack teaches effective 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, gbaack@rogers.com, 613-271-1293.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6:30 pm to 9 pmIntractable 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, ggrefinnes@rogers.com
Thursday, September 19, 2019
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Friday, September 20, 2019
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Saturday, September 21, 2019
       — UN International Day of Peace

10:00 am to 4:00 pmCircle of All Nations Equinox Peace Event — "Indigenous Wisdom, Environmental Stewardship, Social Justice, Racial Harmony and Peace Building” — 9 Workshops: Child and Youth Issues and Care(CYC), Donald Marshall Junior “Safe Park” Cultural Camp Doc (1995!), Understanding and Contextualizing Historical Issues, CAN CYC Presentation at NACCW CYNet in SA, Adrian Esposito Nomeika’s Inner Healing Documentary, by CAN Colleagues. — At: J.K. Wyllie Boardroom, 233 Gilmour — Coordinator: Romola V. Thumbadoo, circleofallnations@sympatico.ca, 613-599-8385.

10 am to 11:30 amBig 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

11:45 am to 12:15 pmProclamation — 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, billbhaneja@rogers.com
Sunday, September 22, 2019
10:00 am to 4:00 pmCircle 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, circleofallnations@sympatico.ca, 613-599-8385.

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Monday, September 23, 2019
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
7:30 am to 9 amThe 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, thestring@rogers.com, 613 218-1431; or Blandine Stringer, blandinestringer@gmail.com
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
11 am to 3:00 pmPeace 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 PrivatePhotos — Coordinator Pierre Desjardins, program@uottawa.ca, 613-562-5800 ext: 3756
Thursday, September 26, 2019
10 am to 11:30 amA 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, pmaillet@magma.ca, 613-841-9216, or 613-866-2503
11 am to 3:00 pmPeace 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, program@uottawa.ca, 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, Room ___— Contacts: Paul Maillet, pmaillet@magma.ca, 613-841-9216, or 613-866-2503 — Please RSVP.
Friday, September 27, 2019
11 am to 3:00 pmPeace 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, program@uottawa.ca, 613-562-5800 ext: 3756.
10:00 am to 11:30 am — (In English) Building Peace One Difficult Conversation at a Time — 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 #026 main floor: “Le Carrefour francophone” (French Quarter) — Contact: isabel.stramwasser@gmail.com
11:30 am   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  https://www.facebook.com/ClimatGO/?epa=SEARCH_BOX    Contact.  Réal Lalande, membre de CLIMAT-GO. lalander2@videotron.ca  819 778-0147
De 13h à 14h30 — (En Français) Construire la paix une conversation difficile à la fois — Présentatrice : Isabel Stramwasser, B.A., LL.B. — Dialogue facilitée, enseignement interactif et exercises pour renforcer les compétences, conçue pour vous encourager à démarrer les conversations difficiles ! — À l’Université d'Ottawa , Centre universitaire Jock Turcot, 85 Privé Université, Salle#026 : “Le Carrefour francophone” — Contacter: isabel.stramwasser@gmail.com
Saturday, September 28, 2019
12 noon to 3 pmKids 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)
12 noon to 2:30 pm — CPI Canadian National Action Plan for Peace — Coordinator Paul Maillet, with political party representatives — At Heron Community Center, 1490 Heron Road. — Sponsor: Canadian Peace Initiative (CPI) — Contact: Paul Maillet, pmaillet@magma.ca, 613-841-9216, or 613-866-2503
2 pm to 3:30 pmStory 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, monyandalberto@walkingforpeace.com
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, rdenton@nosm.ca
6:00 pm to 8:00 pmGovernance 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 613 762 7256
Sunday, September 29, 2019
9:30 am to 5 pmOttawa 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, CumberlandContact only online.

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, sylvia@globalwellness.ca , 613-297-9924.
7 pm to 10 pm — Film : Time of the Sixth Sun — An 8-week process. Begins with a shared opening of Sacred Space Circle, the film, and a closing talking sharing circle. — At: Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Dr, Ottawa — Contact: Judith Matheson, OWL, 819-684-3099.
Monday, September 30, 2019
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Tuesday, October 1, 2019
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Wednesday, October 2, 2019
     — UN International Day of Nonviolence

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Thursday, October 3, 2019
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Friday, October 4, 2019
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Saturday, October 5, 2019
2 pm to 6 pmAnnual M. K. Gandhi Lecture & Gandhi Jayanti, lecture by Professor Vinay Lal, UCLA, followed by play: "Truth Force", Odissi dance, and reception — Gather at Gandhi Statue for garlanding; then to adjacent Kailash Mital Theatre, 2nd floor, Richcraft Hall, (former River Building), 9376 University Dr, Carleton University — Contact : Rashmi Rekha, rashmi-gupta@rogers.com

End of Calendar : Ottawa Peace Festival 2019

2019 Peace Events Calendar

January 2019



February 2019

February 22 — Fri — 7 to 8:30 PM —
Bombing Away Hope?
How militarism and military spending in Canada
is blocking a green, peaceful & just transition


At Friends House, 91A Fourth Avenue, Ottawa

Tamara Lorincz, Co-Chair of Canadian Voice of Women for Peace and member of the No to NATO Campaign will be providing a talk on how militarism and military spending in Canada is blocking a green, peaceful and just transition. Join us for public discussion concerning peace and the transition to a green economy. Lorincz is a PhD candidate Balsillie School of International Affairs, Member of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace and the No to NATO 2019 Campaign.
  • The dangerous climate and environmental impacts of the Canadian military
  • The troubling rise of federal spending on National Defence & Canada's new defence policy and defence investment plan
  • Canada's membership in NATO
  • The idea of conversion for green jobs
  • Q&A about what can we do to change course for peace & sustainability,
Organized by Pacifi Ottawa And supported by Peace and Social Concerns (Quakers), Ottawa Raging Grannies, Nowar Paix Ottawa, and the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace. https://vowpeace.org See poster on Facebook.

March 2019

March 28 — Thu —
WMD and Canada
Forum on Non-Proliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament and Space,
Global Affairs Canada

by Dr. Walter Dorn, Professor of Defence Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) and the Canadian Forces College (CFC).

April 2019

April 6 — Sat — Noon to 6 pm
  • Notre-Dame-de-l’Île parish, 115 boulevard Sacré-Coeur, Gatineau
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral, Ottawa
Press: Development and Peace is a jewel of social justice service, Ottawa Sun, March 31, 2019

May 2019

May 15 — Wed
Grassroots Activism to Avert the Abyss
Fighting Annexation, saving the Israel 2-state vision

Soloway Jewish Community Centre
21 Nadolmy Sachs Pvt.
Canadian Friends of Peace Now

June 2019

June 29 — Sat — 7 to 9 pm —
World Beyond War

Ontario Chapter Info Night at Studio.89, 1065 Canadian Place, Unit 104, Mississauga (Toronto)

Come together to learn about World BEYOND War, a global grassroots network advocating for the end to all wars! There will be an info session on what the organization does, its goals, and how you can get involved!

We will talk about World BEYOND War's mission, educational programs, including WBW's "A Global Security System: An Alternative to War" book and the Study War No More discussion & action guide; how to get involved locally, brainstorm action ideas for the Ontario area chapter, including starting a Study War No More discussion group/book club.

July 2019

July 1 — Mon — 8 to 9 amPeace and Friendship Circle
Parliament Hill, Wellington Street, Ottawa
Albert Dumont, Algonquin Spiritual Advisor, will host an inclusive ceremony on Parliament Hill to stand united, as one, in a peace and friendship circle. Guests will speak on the harmony, trust and respect we should all have, in our actions and deeds, as peoples honouring peace and friendship. Join other Canadians to learn about Indigenous traditions while stating our hopes for an inclusive and united Canada. An honour song and jingle dress dance will be performed.
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July 5-7 — Fri-Sun
43rd  annual Jalsa Salana
At all Mosques and Prayer Centers in GTA

Canada's largest Islamic convention.
Pray for peace.


August 2019

August 6 — Tues — 6 to 9 pm —
To Remember ... The Women, Men and Children of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki who were killed by Atomic Bombs
We will give thanks for the work of Murray Thomson and many others who continue to struggle to rid the world of nuclear weapons. See poster on Facebook.

REPORT by Koozma J. Tarasoff

50 people attended, and posted 76 photos online. Please share with others.

Thank you Debbie Grisdale for organizing this event and to Earl Turcotte for pointing out some of the history of the danger of nuclear war to our civilization. Earl is the Steering Committee Member for The Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.

Bill Bhaneja of the Canadian Dept. of Peace Initiative reminded everyone of the forthcoming 13th Annual Ottawa Peace Festival 2019 in September and early October.

For a general calendar of Ottawa peace see Peter Stockdale's Facebook site.

For the sake of humanity, let's do our part to prevent a nuclear war (or any war) from happening on Planet Earth.
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August 15 — Thur — 7 to 9 PM —
A Summer Meeting to discuss and plan:
Renewing the Peace Movement in Ottawa,
the situation in Iran and Nocansec2020


Where: Friends House - 91A Fourth Avenue, Ottawa.
  1. Although it is midsummer and not everyone will be able to attend, the risk of war is increasing, especially in Iran and the mid-east. It is important, even urgent, that we begin to act as soon as possible to make our voice for Peace heard.
  2. Canada, through the Canadian Association for Defense and Security Industries (CADSI) and its annual arms and “security” trade show (CANSEC) continues to advertise and sell weapons of death and war. War making and weapons making, with the accompanying massive fossil fuel use and pollution, are a very significant part of the climate crisis the world faces.
  3. Canada has refused to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The risk from nuclear weapons is increasing with the US withdrawal from treaties and the accelerated “modernization” of nuclear weapons systems.
This meeting, first recommended by the participants* in the May 2019 NoCansec protest, will develop an initial peace agenda for the coming 12 months. It will include, but certainly not be limited to, actions around Cansec 2020 in May. World Beyond War from the US will be holding their annual gathering/meeting in Ottawa at the time of Cansec 2020 which will be a chance to hear the voices of US and international peace activists.
*Participants included members of Ottawa Quakers, Pacifi, Ottawa Peace Council, Voice of Women for Peace, NoWarPaix, Ottawa Raging Grannies, Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade, and others

September 2019

Sept 8 to Oct 5 —
Ottawa Peace Festival 2019


October 2019

Sept 8 to Oct 5 —
Ottawa Peace Festival 2019


November 2019



December 2019



Saturday, September 8, 2018

Ottawa Peace Festival 2018

12th Annual
September 1 — October 4, 2018

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Ottawa Peace Festival 2017

11th annual — Updated: 23 September 2017
Festival de la Paix à Ottawa 2017















Exhibit and Film Festival
September 2 to October 2, 2017
Peace Film Festival — 4 anti-war, indigenous peace, justice films followed by discussion, on 4 Saturday evenings — 7 pm to 10 pm — All 4 films shown at: University of Ottawa, Montpetit Hall (MNT, Room 201) — (uOttawa Cinema Academica, Michael Goguen, michael.goguen@gmail.com) — FacebookFilm list — Photos — Map
  1. September 2 — “Origins — Our Roots. Our Planet. Our Future.”
  2. September 9 — “Daughter of the Maya” – Nobel Peace Laureate Initiative
  3. September 16 — “Kanehsatake” : 270 years of resistance
  4. September 30 — “The Peace Tree” (2005, Family Film)
Saturday, September 2, 2017
7:00 pm to 10 pm — Film Festival #1 — “Origins — Our Roots. Our Planet. Our Future.” This is a movie that explores how people in modern times can balance living in a technological worlds and respecting our biological, cultural, and human needs — AT:   Montpetit Hall, MNT Room 201, 125 University, University of Ottawa — (uOttawa Cinema Academica, Michael Goguen, michael.goguen@gmail.com) — FacebookFilm list — 7 Attendees — Photos — Map — Briefs
Saturday, September 9, 2017
7:00 pm to 10 pm — Film Festival #2 — "Rigoberta Menchu: Daughter of the Maya” — The story of an unlikely hero, a poor peasant Maya girl living in a remote section of Guatemala, that survived a genocide and became a voice for her people across the world. “Daughter of the Maya” shares the story of 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Rigoberta Menchu –AT:  Montpetit Hall, MNT Room 201, 125 University, University of Ottawa — (uOttawa Cinema Academica, Michael Goguen, michael.goguen@gmail.com) — FacebookFilm list — 14 Attendees  — Photos — Map — Briefs
Saturday, September 16, 2017  
7:00 pm to 10 pm — Film Festival #3Kanehsatake: 270 years of resistance — On a hot July day in 1990, an historic confrontation propelled Indigenous issues in Kanehsatake and the village of Oka, Québec, into the international spotlight and into the Canadian conscience. Director Alanis Obomsawin endured 78 nerve-wracking days and nights filming the armed stand-off between the Mohawks, the Québec police and the Canadian army —AT:  Montpetit Hall, MNT Room 201, 125 University street, University of Ottawa — (uOttawa Cinema Academica, Michael Goguen, michael.goguen@gmail.com) — FacebookFilm list — 14 Attendees — Photos — Map — Briefs
Saturday, September 30, 2017
7:00 pm to 10 pm — Film Festival #4 — "The Peace Tree(2005, Family Film) The Peace Tree shares the story of two little girls from different faiths, who dream of celebrating each others' festivals, but face resistance from their parents. —AT:  Montpetit Hall, MNT Room 201, 125 University, University of Ottawa (uOttawa Cinema Academica, Michael Goguen, michael.goguen@gmail.com) — FacebookFilm list  — Photos — Attendance — Map — Briefs
Peace Events
Proclamations, Panels, Awards, Arts
Pre-Festival Events
Thursday, September 14, 2017
12 noon to 1 pm — "Friendship Potluck Luncheon" — “A Study of State-Led Peacebuilding in Kenya” — Nyambura Githaiga, PhD (uOttawa) Kenya has a history of recurring and escalating localized violent conflict. Civil society and religious institutions have responded in peace-building, and since 2001 the state has had a growing peace-building role. —AT:  St. Paul University, Room G102 — (Vern Neufeld Redekop, PhD, vredekop@ustpaul.ca) — Facebook — 22 Attendees — Photos— Map — Parking — Briefs
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm — “Letters Project: Post-Genocide Restorative Justice in Rwanda” — Delphine Furaha (Fine), Prison Chaplain, Rwanda with Dr. Pierre Allard, former Assistant Commissioner, Canadian Penitentiary Service and President, The Letters Project delivered over 400 letters to genocide victim-survivors written by perpetrators of the Rwandan Genocide, which resulted in hundreds of meetings between victims and génocidaires in prison. —AT: St. Paul University, Room G102, 223 Main Street (north-side campus) — Presentation in French — (Vern Neufeld Redekop, vredekop@ustpaul.ca) — Facebook — Photos — 22 Attendees — Map — Parking — Briefs
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 
12​:15​​ ​ to 1​:​30 PM — *Citizens​'​ Signing Ceremony* — Come Sign The Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty — AT: Peace Tower on Parliament Hill — Also sign online at ActionSprout.io or Ceasefire.ca — (Steven Staples, sstaples@publicresponse.ca) — PosterFacebook — 44 Photos — Attendance: 100  Attendees — Map — Briefs

Thursday, September 21, 2017
UN International Day of Peace
12 noon to 1 pm — "InnerSpace" & Peace Day City of Ottawa Proclamation – Mindfulness to Peace Jon Kabat-Zinn leads "mass community mindfulness meditation" — AT: Centennial Flame, Parliament Hill — (Scheherzade van Aarle, scheherzade.vanaarle@gmail.com, InnerSpace Mindfulness/Meditation) — Facebook — Poster — Photos — 1500 Attendees — Map— Parking — Briefs
Friday, September 22, 2017
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm — "Ottawa-Gatineau P.E.A.C.E. Meditation Project (2018)” — presentation by Daniel Mauro —AT:  Saint Paul University, Amphitheatre, Guigues Hall, Room 1124, 223 Main Street (north-side campus) — (Daniel Mauro, OttawaPeaceProject@cgocable.ca) A $15 donation at the door is appreciated OR purchase your DISCOUNTED ticket in advance here: https://app.moonclerk.com/pay/3t2tmr5gy1jyFacebook — Poster — Photos — 56 Attendees — Map — ParkingBriefs
 7:30 pm to 10 pmThe Group of 78 Policy Conference: "Getting to Nuclear Zero: Building Common Security for a Post-MAD World," followed by Q & A. — Keynote speaker: Tariq Rauf, specializing in nuclear weapons policy since 1986. — AT: Cartier Place Hotel, 180 Cooper — (Robin Collins, robincol@gmail.com, group78.org) —  Program, Registration — RSVP: $10 —  Photos — Attendance — Map — Briefs
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm — “Peace Arts Night" — An evening with guitarist Jason Bailey; guitar, KG – poet; and Alberto Agraso, visual artist. AT: First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Ave — (Arts Night/ Joycelyn Loeffelholz-Rea joycelynloeffelholzrea@gmail.com) — FacebookProgram — Photos — 50 Attendees — Map — Briefs
Saturday, September 23, 2017
2:00 pm to 4 pm — “Multicultural Mindfulness Meditation for PeaceDay 1 of 2 — First of 2 days of friendship, dance, speakers, meditation, qi gong and yoga. Part of a Sri Lankan peace initiative. — Speakers: (1) Buddhist Monk Bhante Kovida, and (2) Col. (ret’d) Paul Maillet —AT:  Paul Maillet Center for Ethics (PMCFE)/ — Ottawa Central Library (Main), Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe — Facebook — Poster — Photos — Attendance — Map — Parking — Briefs
12 noon to 4 pm — “Kids Love Peace” Day 1 of 2 — Kindness and friendship, music and dancing, yoga, painting, biking, sports, arts and crafts, mindfulness. — AT: Sandalwood Park, 2850 Sandalwood Drive. — (Lindsey Barr, 613-619-1907, worldchangingkids@gmail.com) — Poster — Facebook — News — Photos — 100 Attendees — Map — Briefs
Sunday, September 24, 2017
1:00 pm to 4 pm —“Multicultural Mindfulness Retreat and Social for PeaceDay 2 of 2 — Second day of friendship, dance, speakers meditation, qi gong and yoga. Part of a Sri Lankan peace initiative. Speaker: Buddhist monk Bhante Kovida. — AT:   McNabb Community Centre, 180 Percy St off Bronson Avenue. — (Paul Maillet Center for Ethics (PMCFE)/ Paul Maillet, pmaillet@magma.ca, 613-866- 2503). — Facebook — Photos — Attendance — Map — Briefs
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm — "150 Canadian Stories of Peace"  For Canada’s 150th year of Confederation, 150 stories have been collected for a book. Selection will be read. POSTPONED due to scheduling errors. Sorry. Date TBA. — AnnouncementFacebookWebsite — Photos — Attendance — Map — Briefs — Read Book

Monday, September 25, 2017
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm — "Does Diversity Lead to Peace or to Conflict" — AT: Ottawa City Hall, Richmond Room  — Panel Discussion with active audience participation. — (Dialogue with Diversity/ Qais Ghanem qghanem2@gmail.com) — Facebook — Photos — 29 Attendees — MapBriefs

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
7:30 am to 9:00 amBreakfast Seminar Series: “Dialogues for Peace: How Inheritors of Trauma Can Be Leaders for Change" by Dr. Gita Baack — AT: Newport Restaurant, 322 Churchill Ave N (former Donna's Express Café ) (corner of Scott St, 1 block SW of Westboro Rapid Transit Station). Free breakfast. — (National Capital Peace Council/ Daniel Stringer, 613-218-1431, thestring@rogers.com) — Facebook — Photos — 30 Attendees — Map — Briefs
Mercredi 27 septembre au vendredi 29 septembre, 2017
11h à 15h – Forêt de Paix (venez écrire ou dessiner des messages de paix et les placés dans la “forêt”) – Université d’Ottawa – Place université, 120 privé Université – program@uottawa.ca, 613-562-5800 poste 4424
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
11:00 am to 3 pm — "Peace Forest and Noon Meditation/Discussions" Day 1 of 3 — Come, write or draw peace messages and place in the “forest”—  12 noon to 1 pm — Toning for Stress Reduction (Daniel Mauro) – AT: Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS), University of Ottawa,  University Place, 120 University Private – program@uottawa.ca, 613-562-5800 ext: 4424  — Facebook — Poster — Map — Parking  — Briefs
Thursday, September 28, 2017
11:00 am to 3 pm — "Peace Forest and Noon Meditation/Discussions" Day 2 of 3 — Come, write or draw peace messages and place in the “forest” — 12 noon to 1 pm — “Conversation on the Ottawa Peace Project” (Daniel Mauro & Crystale Boisvert) – AT: Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS), University of Ottawa, University Place, 120 University Private – program@uottawa.ca, 613-562-5800 ext: 4424 — Facebook — Poster — Map — Parking  — Briefs  
11:00 am to 6:00 pm – Peoples Peace Canvass 1” Day 1 of 2— Participate in painting the Canvass, experiential sharing and learning. Dedicated to the works of the late Grandfather/Dr. William Commanda (Algonquin).In collaboration with “Circle of All Nations” – A Culture of Peace. A variety of artists, writers, photographers, musicians, face painters/spirit painters & balloon artists will be attending. (Derek James, wanderingbrush@gmail.com (709) 769-8728 Bell/text) In collaboration with “Circle of All Nations” – A Culture of Peace.
A variety of artists, writers, photographers, musicians, face painters/spirit painters & balloon artists will be attending.
— AT: 172 Sparks Street Mall in front of CBC Broadcast Studios. — FacebookPhotos — Attendance — Map — Briefs
7:00 pm to 10 pmHeart of Light with Bradfield — Concert for Hope, Healing, Peace and Reconciliation, including songs by Bradfield and witness testimonials on peace. — By Bradfield and the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution (CICR). — AT: Saint Paul University, Mazenod Chapel, LaFramboise Building, Second floor, 223 Main Street — Tickets: $30 in advance ( heart_of_light.eventbrite.ca ) or $40 at the door. — (Contacts: Stephane Vezina, svg745@hotmail.com and Iman Ibrahim, 613-235-5800, iman.ibrahim@cicr-icrc.ca) — Facebook — PosterMap — Parking  — Briefs
Friday, September 29, 2017
8:45 am to 2:30 pm — "Youth for Nuclear Disarmament Day" — Multi-school Model UN debate on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, followed by small-group discussions on nuclear disarmament —AT: Ottawa City Hall, Champlain Room, Heritage Building, 110 Laurier Ave W.— (SGI Canada, Glenn Turner, glennturner.ca@gmail.com, and Councillor Catherine McKenney's office) — WebsiteMap — Parking  — Briefs
11:00 am to 3 pm — "Peace Forest and Noon Meditation/Discussions" Day 2 of 3 — Come, write or draw peace messages and place in the “forest” — 12 noon to 1 pm —“Guided meditations” (Crystale Boivert) – AT: University of Ottawa – University Place, 120 University Private – program@uottawa.ca, 613-562-5800 ext: 4424 — Facebook — Poster — Map — Parking — Briefs 
11:00 am to 6:00 pm – Our Peace Canvass” Day 2 of 2— Participate in painting the Canvass, experiential sharing and learning. Dedicated to the works of the late Grandfather/Dr. William Commanda (Algonquin).In collaboration with “Circle of All Nations” – A Culture of Peace. A variety of artists, writers, photographers, musicians, face painters/spirit painters & balloon artists will be attending. (Derek James, wanderingbrush@gmail.com (709) 769-8728 Bell/text) In collaboration with “Circle of All Nations” – A Culture of Peace.
A variety of artists, writers, photographers, musicians, face painters/spirit painters & balloon artists will be attending.
— AT: 172 Sparks Street Mall in front of CBC Broadcast Studios. — FacebookPhotos — Attendance — Map — Briefs

Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:30 am to 4:30 pm — “Circle of All Nations 19th Annual Peace Event - William Commanda Legacy: Indigenous Wisdom, Environmental Stewardship, Social Justice, Racial Harmony and Peace Building” Day 1 of 2 — Workshop presentations honouring Donald Marshall Jr. and focus on Indigenous restorative justice: NFB Doc Ojigkwanong; Indigenous Justice, Corrections and Policing, Marshall Inquiry, Treaty Rights, American Eel, and Donald Marshall Sr. Cultural Camp Documentary; Circle of All Nations Art Panels (+ Victoria Island), Story of the Beothuks and Canoe Art — circleofallnations@sympatico.ca —AT:  J.K.Wyllie Boardroom, 233 Gilmour St, Ottawa — Poster — Facebook — News — Photos — Attendance — Map — Briefs
12 noon to 4:00 pm — “Kids Love Peace” Day 2 of 2 —  Kindness and friendship, music and dancing, yoga, painting, biking, sports, arts and crafts, mindfulness. — AT: Fairlea Park, 2989 Fairlea Crescent — (Lindsey Barr, 613-619-1907, worldchangingkids@gmail.com) — PosterFacebook — News — Photos — Attendance — Map — Briefs 
1 pm to 3:00 pm — “Friends of the Ottawa Riverbank Greenup: Peace of Green” Come    help clean up Ottawa's riverbank! Be green! River cleanup — AT: Westboro Beach, 745 Sir John at MacDonald Pky — Free lunch — (National Capital Peace Council of UPF/ Daniel Stringer, 613-218-1431, thestring@rogers.com) — Facebook — Photos— Attendance — Map — Briefs 
7:00 pm to 10 pm — Film Festival #4 — "The Peace Tree(Family Film) The Peace Tree shares the story of two little girls from different faiths, who dream of celebrating each others' festivals, but face resistance from their parents. — Peter Stockdale, drpeterstockdale@gmail.com —AT: Montpetit Hall, MNT Room 201, University of Ottawa — (uOttawa Cinema Academica, Michael Goguen, michael.goguen@gmail.com) — FacebookFilm list — Photos — Attendance — Map — Briefs

Sunday, October 1, 2017
10:00 am to 4:30 pm — “Circle of All Nations 19th Annual Peace Event - Grandfather William Commanda Documentaries” Day 1 of 2  — 11 am The Awakening —  1 pm “Le Portage des Sagesses” 3 pm “Good Enough For Two”, (each followed by circle discussion) – Come and Go, or Have a Commanda Crash Course to Peace — circleofallnations@sympatico.ca —AT:  J.K.Wyllie Boardroom, 233 Gilmour St, Ottawa —PosterFacebook — News — Photos — Attendance — Map  — Briefs
2:00 pm to 5 pm — "Annual M.K. Gandhi Lecture on Peace and Humanities" —  AT: Gandhi Statue; Lecture Theatre, Richcraft Hall, (former River Building), Carleton University — (MGPC/ Mayurika Chakravorty mayurika.chakravorty@carleton.ca) — PosterFacebook — Photos — Attendance — Map — Briefs
  • 2:00 pm — Garlanding at the statue;
  • 2:30 to 3 pm — Short cultural program;
  • 3:00 to 4 pm — "Samadarshana and samabhava: Gandhi on the plurality of religions" + Question's & Answers —  Speaker: Dr. Bindu Puri (JNU, New Delhi, India);  
  • 4:30 pm: — Reception 

Monday, October 2, 2017
UN International Day of Nonviolence
7:00 pm to 10 pm — “Empowering People to Solve Conflict in OttawaOttawa Multicultural Vision Circle, and Fairlea Community Association work with other members of Fairlea Park Housing Co-op to resolve deep conflict. Former resident, Josh Hawley, of Co-op Homes Action Network, provides Ontario level context. — AT: allsaints Event Space, 10 Blackburn Avenue (at Laurier) chapel downstairs, — (Tito Medina, titomedinamusic@yahoo.ca) — Facebook — Photos — Attendance — MapBriefs



  1. 150 Canadian Stories of Peace – What is Yours?, ePR News, June 9, 2017
  2. Awakening Ottawa, by Daniel Mauro, Tone Magazine, August 11, 2017
  3. Ottawa Peace Festival with Cinema Academica - Origins, Meetup.com, Aug 25, 2017
  4. International Peace Day Events, map 
  5. Lots of action at Ottawa Peace Festival, Ottawa Family Living
  6. Film - Rigoberta Menchu – Daughter of the Maya, Evensi.ca
  7. Canada's Diversity: Does It Cause Conflict or Promote Peace?, All Events in Ottawa
  8. 150 Canadian Stories of Peace, Evensi.ca
  9. Multicultural Mindfulness Retreat for Peace, Where Event
  10. Ottawa Peace Festival 2017, by lilmimica, Ottawa Start, September 21, 2017
  11. 11th Annual Ottawa Peace Festival: Canada Loves Peace, by Tori McNeely,  Ottawa Life Magazine, September 22, 2017
  12. Alberto Agraso shared Ottawa Peace Festival 2017's event, Kirtan Ottawa, Facebook  
  13. "What Peace Looks like Under the Peace Tower" by Erin Anderssen, Globe and Mail, 22 September 2017, page 1 — Also online as: "In the shadow of Parliament, a moment of peace"
  14. Peace Arts Night, Set 22, Cadastre-se, Facebook.
  15. Ottawa Peace Festival 2017, Ottawa Citizen, Facebook
  16. Peace Arts Night, evensi,  Friday  22 September  2017
  17. SEPT 27-29 - Peace Forest & Noon Meditation/Discussions (as part of the Ottawa Peace Festival 2017), Events - Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa
  18. "Join me at Kids Love Peace 2017 (Day Two) #OttawaPeaceFest2017 #KidsLovePeace2017", Spiritual Alchemy (@ravinderalchemy), Twitter  
  19. Peace Forest and Noon Meditation/Discussions, All Events in Ottawa
  20. Canada's Diversity: Does It Cause Conflict or Promote Peace? | Ottawa City Hall | Monday, 25. September 2017, ce.eventbu.com
  21. Local Man Helps Collect 150 Canadian Stories of Peace for New Book, by Phil Legault, MainStreeter, October 2, 2017
  22. 150 Canadian Stories of Peace – An anthology, by Jamieson Wolf, December 9, 2017
      

Monday, July 18, 2016

Ottawa Peace Festival 2016

Festival de la Paix à Ottawa 2016

10th annual — Updated: 5 October 2016
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Exhibit and Film Festival

September 1 to 30, 2016
September 10 to October 1, 2016
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Saturday, September 17, 2016


Peace Events
Proclamations, Panels, Awards, Arts

Sunday, September 11, 2016
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
        — UN International Day of Peace

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016
  • 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm — Workshop: "Spiritpainting for Peace," (Registration is FULL). — (Jen Jones: 613- 266-8063, jenniferjones2828@yahoo.com, spiritpainting.com, www.jenjonescounselling.com) — Poster17 Photos — Attendance 7 Map — Briefs
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016
Monday, September 26, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016
  • 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm"Internet and Middle East Conflicts: Secdev and Salamatech Syria," panel discussion — At: Ottawa Public Library, Main branch, Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe and Laurier — (Canadian International Council, National Capital Branch, CIC NCB Middle East Study Group and Secdev Foundation: George Jacoby, 613-851-6219, georgejacoby@rogers.com) — Poster — Program — 17 Photos — Attendance 32 — Map — Briefs
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    1. George Jacoby, Chair, Middle East Study Group.
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  • 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm"Peace Arts Night," An evening with literary writer Mark Frutkin, visual artist Janet Agulnik, and poet Evelyn Voigt with musician Marie Rakos — At: First Unitarian Church, 30 Cleary Ave (Arts Night/ Joycelyn Loeffelholz-Rea joycelynloeffelholzrea@gmail.com) — Facebook/ Poster — Program — 43 Photos — Attendance 60 — Map — Briefs
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016
       — UN International Day of Nonviolence
  • 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm"Annual M.K. Gandhi Lecture on Peace and Humanities" — At: River Building, Carleton University, Gandhi Statue and Room 2200 — (MGPC/ Mayurika Chakravorty mayurika.chakravorty@carleton.ca) — Poster — 110 Photos — Attendance 150 — Map — Briefs
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    2:00 pm — Garlanding Gandhi Statue, outside
    2:30 pm — "Ahimsa: A Way of Life; A Path to Peace." lecture by Professor Hope K. Fitz,
    Eastern Connecticut State University, River Building, Room 2200

    4:00 pm — Musical Recitation, and Reception
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Festival Promotion Online
  1. 2016 May 8 — Ottawa Peace Elders on Rogers TV — Video + program summary
  2. Facebook — uOttawa Cinema Academica
  3. Facebook — #ottawapeacefestival — Setting up the exhibit at the Ottawa Public Library / Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa!!!
  4. 2016 Sept. — What's Happening This Weekend: Sept 21-Oct. 2, Ottawa East News, page 30.
  5. 2016 Sept. 1 —  Ottawa Peace Festival 2016, Ottawa Start, 1 September 2016. 
  6. CICR – Ottawa Peace Festival 2016, September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm, Lebanese in Ottawa,
  7. "Ottawa's community spirit showcased in Ottawa Peace Festival," Newsstagger.
  8. "Ottawa’s Community Spirit Showcased In Ottawa Peace Festival," Trend Portal News.
  9. "Ottawastart's Weekly Event Roundup: August 28-September 3," MyUniforms.com
  10. 2016 Sept. —  "The 10th Annual Ottawa Peace Festival 2016," Tone Magazine, pages 4, 5, 6, 7.
  11. 2016 Sept. —  "Ottawa Peace Festival: Peace - a Matter of Consciousness," Ottawa Public Library
  12. 2016 Sept — Peacetech and the Syrian Conflict: What Canadians Are Doing, CIC National Capital
  13. 2016 Sept. — Current Events, September 2016, RenfrewToday, 96.1 Radio;
  14. Gandhi Foundation Links
  15. 2016 Sept — Next Monthly Pastoral Newsletter, not posted, St. Paul's Eastern United Church.
  16. 2016 Sept. 3 — "Full interview with Mony Dojeiji on the Ottawa peace festival," OLA News, YouTube (1 min.).
  17. "Building Peace through Friendship“, All Events In Ottawa
  18. 2016 Sept. 5 — "Sri Lankan organization to discuss 'Building Peace Through Friendship' at 2016 Ottawa Peace Festival," ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
  19. 2016 Sept. 10 — Sept. 26: Ottawa Peace Festival - Gender Based Violence, by Dr Qais Ghanem, Unpublished Ottawa. 
  20. 10th Ottawa Peace Festival, Events in Ottawa, Ottawa Citizen online. 
  21. 2016 Sept 12 — MirichMasala Mix, with Hunsdeep, CHIN FM 97.9, 6-7 pm.
  22. Sept 13 — Peacetech and the Syrian Conflict: New Report By The British Council, Project SalamaTech 
  23. Sept — PeaceTech and the Syrian Conflict: What Canadians Are Doing, Wherevent  
  24. 2016 Sept. 15 — CityFolk, ribfest, homecoming and tall ships: What to do this weekend, by Kirstin E. Endemann, Ottawa Citizen.
  25. 2016 Sept. 15 — Sept. 21-Oct. 1, What's Happening This Week, East Ottawa News, 15 September 2016, page 34.
  26. 2015 Sept. 16 — Ottawa Peace Festival, A Luta Continua, CKCU FM 93.1 — Iman Ibrahim interviewed by Dr. Qais Ghanem, 9-9:30 am. Interview starts at minute 5:30.
  27. 2015 Sept. 16 — Peter Stockdale interviewed by Lindsey Barr founder of World-Changing Kids (WCK), and Metroland journalist projects coverage in Ottawa-South, Wellington, Nepean, ... 
  28. 2016 Sept 18 — St. Joe’s Weekend Bulletin, St. Joseph's Parish  & Sanctuary, Ottawa, page 4.
  29. 2016 Sept. 19 — New kids festival coming to Heatherington, Fairlea to break down barriers, MetroNews Canada.
  30. 2016 Sept. 20 — Fairs, Animation and Oktoberfest: What to do this week, by  Kirstin E. Endemann, Ottawa Citizen -- It's also the UN International Day of Peace ...
  31. 2016 Sept. 22 — "Annual Ottawa Peace Festival," Our Town, Ottawa Citizen, page C6 
  32. 2016 Sept 21 —  "Click Here", CHUO FM 89.1, Mitchell Caplan radio show. 
  33. 2016 Sept 21 — PeaceTech and the Syrian Conflict: What Canadians Are Doing, The SecDev Foundation.
  34. Everything You Treasure: For a world free from nuclear weapons – Sept 29, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Community Updates, Events & Opportunities, Tobi Talks: Monthly musings from City Councillor Tobi Nussbaum.