Toronto for a Nuclear Weapons-Free WorldToronto's Hiroshima Day Coalition organizes yearly commemoration events to remember the devastation of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6th and 9th, 1945, respectively.
These events are free, open to the public and family-friendly.
The 2012 commemoration includes:
Thursday August 9th, 2012 at 6:15 pmLantern making, Origami & Community Tables start at 6:00
Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration at The Church of the Holy Trinity10 Trinity Square, behind the Eaton Centre
"Toronto for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World"
Featured speakers are:
Joe Ohori, Atomic Bomb Survivor
Joy Kogawa, Author
Ilario Maiolo, Senior Legal Adviser, International Red Cross
Peggy Nash, MP Parkdale- High Park
Zul Kassamali, Chair, Toronto Area Interfaith Council
with MC Phyllis Creighton, Science for Peace
Mayor Rob Ford's City of Toronto Nagasaki Day Proclamation
and the Cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Mayor's Proclamation
With performances by:
Soka Gakkai International (Canada) Youth Choir
Toronto Raging Grannies
Yakudo Traditional Japanese Drummers
Flautist Ron Korb
Ends with a Commemoration Ceremony at 8:30 pm
THE HIROSHIMA DAY COALITION: TORONTO
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
Physicians for Global Survival
Science for Peace
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Veterans Against Nuclear Arms
Toronto Area Interfaith Council
Toronto Article 9
We are thankful for the support of the following 2011 sponsors:
The Greater Toronto National Association of Japanese Canadians
Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF)
...and we greatly appreciate all the individual donations from community members!
GeneralICAN: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (IPPNW) Cities are Not Targets/ Mayors for Peace (Anton Wagner, HDC member) Saving the Peace Garden (Anton Wagner, HDC member)
BooksA Thousand Cranes (Sadako's Story)
The Hiroshima Day Coalition: Toronto includes representatives of peace groups and concerned individuals in the Greater Toronto Area. The Coalition was formed to commemorate the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and to work for the abolition of nuclear weapons. Every August, the HDC organizes a public event at the Peace Garden at Toronto City Hall so that the human suffering and destruction inflicted by the first atomic bombings in 1945 will never be forgotten. The 2011 peace ceremony will be held at the Church of the Holy Trinity (10 Trinity Square, behind the Eaton Centre) due to the construction and revitalization of the Peace Garden and Nathan Phillips Square.
The Coalition also organizes other activities to raise public awareness of the insanity of nuclear weapons and to remind Canadians that the $12 trillion the nuclear weapon states have spent on nuclear arms could have eliminated hunger, disease, and illiteracy in the world and addressed global warming and social injustices that produce armed conflict.
The Coalition maintains a co-operative relationship with like-minded groups to achieve our common goal of bringing about a world without nuclear weapons. Coalition members, individually or collectively, work on projects designed to further efforts for the abolition of nuclear weapons and to bring about a more peaceful world.
Contact the HDC:Michael P. Nevin, Treasurer
Hiroshima Day Coalition
Apt # 51 Oaks
100 Bain Avenue
CANADA M4K 1E8
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Who I'd like to meet:Friends from near and far who are interested in preserving life on the this planet.
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