Contacts

Contact: Peter Stockdale, drpeterstockdale@gmail.com, 613-852-4527; Qais Ghanem, qaisghanem2@gmail.com, 613-265-4654; or Canadian Department of Peace Initiative (CPI), or event contacts shown below. — See Festival Archive and History — E-mail corrections to OttawaPeaceFestival@gmail.com.

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
  4. September 30 — “The Peace Tree” (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 #3 — “Kanehsatake”— 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(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 — ParkingBriefs
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 — ParkingBriefs
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 FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. NEXT DATE TBA. — AnnouncementFacebookWebsite — Photos — Attendance — Map — Briefs

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 — MapBriefs
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. Awakening Ottawa, by Daniel Mauro, Tone Magazine, August 11, 2017
  2. Ottawa Peace Festival with Cinema Academica - Origins, Meetup.com, Aug 25, 2017
  3. International Peace Day Events, map 
  4. Lots of action at Ottawa Peace Festival, Ottawa Family Living
  5. Film - Rigoberta Menchu – Daughter of the Maya, Evensi.ca
  6. Canada's Diversity: Does It Cause Conflict or Promote Peace? , All Events in Ottawa
  7. 150 Canadian Stories of Peace, Evensi.ca
  8. Multicultural Mindfulness Retreat for Peace, Where Event
  9. Ottawa Peace Festival 2017, by lilmimica, Ottawa Start, September 21, 2017
  10. Alberto Agraso shared Ottawa Peace Festival 2017's event, Kirtan Ottawa, Facebook  
  11. "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"
  12. Peace Arts Night, Set 22, Cadastre-se, Facebook.
  13. Ottawa Peace Festival 2017, Ottawa Citizen, Facebook
  14. Peace Arts Night, evensi,  Friday  22 September  2017
  15. 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
  16. "Join me at Kids Love Peace 2017 (Day Two) #OttawaPeaceFest2017 #KidsLovePeace2017", Spiritual Alchemy (@ravinderalchemy), Twitter  
  17. Peace Forest and Noon Meditation/Discussions, All Events in Ottawa
  18. Canada's Diversity: Does It Cause Conflict or Promote Peace? | Ottawa City Hall | Monday, 25. September 2017, ce.eventbu.com
      

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