At noon on Saturday, June 30, thousands will come together at Kitsilano Beach and join together in unity to celebrate Peace. It will be the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the very first Walk for Peace in 1982. At 1:00 p.m. we will walk together united in Peace, along Cornwall Avenue, over the Burrard Street Bridge, West along Pacific, South on Bute Street, and cross over Beach Ave onto the grass to gather in the natural amphitheatre of Sunset Beach Park. At Sunset Beach festivities will start at 1:00 p.m. and by the time the first walkers arrive there will be many there to welcome them to the main stage.
There will be performers, speakers, entertainers, and music from 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. at 4:15 p.m. we will commence a mediation for peace, at the conclusion of the mediation around 4:30 pm participants will be encouraged to ‘walk their peace home’, or to other peace events set up by private groups in the late afternoon and evening at other locations. It will be a beautiful afternoon in celebrating Peace, and sharing peace with one another. Our intention is not to be an anti-war or anti-something protest march, but rather to be a compassionate pro-peace walk.
Those who wish to protest may meet somewhere else on another day. You cannot come to peace by warring against war. Our slogan in 1982 was and still is: “There is no way to peace, peace is the way.” We are looking for Volunteers to join us to fulfill 100’s of positions as Peace Ambassadors, and we are also looking for Sponsors to help us cover the specific costs of this not for profit event. We appreciate your endorsement and all help no matter how small.
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