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2017

4Feb

WINNIPEG WALK FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

Date: Saturday - February 4, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: THE FORKS

Winnipeg Walk for Human Rights

Organised by The City of Winnipeg

10May

United Way Conscious Kindness

Date: Wednesday - May 10, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: #kindmb

Be extra kind to friends, neighbours - even strangers! Show the world Manitoba is a truly caring community

6Aug

A National Day of Prayer and Mindfulness

Date: Sunday - August 6, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM

As First Peoples of this land, Indigenous Elders invite citizens of all religious and spiritual traditions to come together for a National Day of Prayer and Mindfulness and to pray together in solidarity and unity.

The Day of Prayer begins on August 6th at 9 am at the East Coast of Canada and follows the path of the sun traveling from East to West.  Please join us with your moment of prayer, ceremony or mindfulness at 9 am local time.

13Sep

Circle Dialogue with Indigenous Family Services Programs and the Rotary' Canada's " Honouring Indige

Date: Wednesday - September 13, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Round Room, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, 445 King St, Winnipeg

Join Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata,(http://www.mamawi.com/) the a "Grandmother in the Winnipeg family of community service-providers" in dialogue with Rotary's " Honouring Indigenous People" Initiative (http://www.rotaryhip.com/) forging alliances and promoting youth leadership and strengthening family self-care. 

14Sep

Peace Days Flag Raising - Winnipeg

Date: Thursday - September 14, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Winnipeg City Hall, 510 Main St., Winnipeg

Official flag-raising to launch Peace Days 2017 Festival at  Winnipeg City Hall with Mayor Brian Bowman. Public and media invited.

15Sep

Rotary Elementary School Peace Walk

Date: Friday - September 15, 2017
Time: All Day
Location: The Forks Festival Stage, 1 Forks Market Rd, Winnipeg

1000 elementary school children will gather at the Festival Stage at the Forks. The children will be sharing messages of 'What does Peace look like in Canada?' followed by walking through and around the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

The 3rd Annual Children's Peace Walk, organized by the Rotary World Peace Partners sub committee Peace Days (peacedays.ca), will be held near the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Friday, September 16th. With the current world conflict this event has become even more significant in teaching our children the power of peace to overcome hate. This year's theme is called 'Heroes Within Us'. Humanitarian speakers will share their stories on the importance of human rights.

Entertainment will be provided by Jake Chernier and the Grand Marshall will be Staff Sergeant Bonnie Emerson from the Winnipeg Police Force.

17Sep

Family-Friendly Art Activity at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Date: Sunday - September 17, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg

Source: https://humanrights.ca

Cost: Free with admission to the CMHR; free for members of the CMHR

Take part in an origami art installation celebrating Peace Days

Peace Days is an annual festival that promotes the cause of peace by nurturing understanding and compassionate action. September 21 is the United Nations International Day of Peace. On Sunday, September 17, the Museum is proud to partner with Peace Days to offer a family-friendly art activity as part of the Museum’s Family Day Sundays. Join us in exploring the integral role peace plays in the protection of the rights of children. 

Sadako Sasaki was two years old when the atomic bomb fell on her home city of Hiroshima. She soon developed cancer from radiation exposure. While receiving treatment in the hospital years later, she learned about an ancient Japanese legend that claims anyone capable of folding one thousand origami cranes would be granted a wish by the gods. Eager to experience a more peaceful world, Sadako immediately set to work. She eventually made more than 1,300 origami cranes to fulfil her wish for peace, before passing away at the age of 12. Today, Sadako’s story has become an inspiration for those who wish to live in peace and harmony.

In honour of Sadako and the millions of others affected by violence, join us in the beautiful Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation for Making Hope. In this hands-on activity, we will explore how origami cranes have become an international symbol of peace and hope. Learn how to make your own origami crane, and hang it in a community art installation in the Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation.

18Sep

Meditation for Peace

Date: Monday - September 18, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Ruins of Saint-Boniface Cathedral, 190 de la Cathédrale Avenue

The Meditation for Peace event will guide participants through a moment of meditation and unity dedicated to the promotion of peace and the creation of anon-violent society.

Hosted by Archbishop Albert Legatt, the event will be held at the ruins of Saint-Boniface Cathedral at 7:30pm and will include a greeting from IndigenousElder, Stan Fontaine. Traditional gong playing will lead the participants into the 15-minute period of silent meditation, followed by the Mixing of the Waters of Peace ceremony.

The President of the Manitoba Multicultural Council, Belle Jarniewski, will invite representatives of various faith communities to take part in the water ceremony, symbolizing the essential nature of all faiths and cultures and our desire to work together for peace.

Public event     Free admission

Approximate duration 1h15

Please dress for the weather

19Sep

A Local Initiative to Help Build Peace in South Sudan

Date: Tuesday - September 19, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: St. Andrews River Height Church, 255 Oak Street, Winnipeg

Winnipeg Women's Family Resource Centre in Bor would like to invite you to our celebration of our first year of programming in South Sudan. We'll share all the amazing things that have been done for women and children even in the midst of civil war, distress and scarcity. It's an amazing story of hope and the power of a small group linking hands and hearts across the globe.  Thanks for your help in sharing this invitation with your family and friends.

20Sep

Peace Days at Kildonan East Collegiate

Date: Wednesday - September 20, 2017
Time: All Day
Location: Kildonan East Collegiate

September 20 - Kildonan East Collegiate will be hosting their Peace Day by listening to guests speakers and attending workshops.

This all day event is closed to the public.

21Sep

Standing with Mother Earth

Date: Thursday - September 21 to Friday - September 22, 2017
Time: All Day
Location: Whittier Park, 836 Rue Saint Joseph, Winnipeg

Eight teepees will be erected to provide students from grades 5-12 an opportunity to listen to elders and contemporary organizations discuss the four elements, earth, wind, fire and water. The goal is understand the deep Indigenous connection to Mother Earth and how we can protect her. High school students will be given an opportunity to examine ethical questions related to the elements.

Open to the public from 2PM to 4PM on Thursday September 21st.

21Sep

Peace Day at Miles MacDonell

Date: Thursday - September 21, 2017
Time: All Day
Location: Miles MacDonell Collegiate

September 21 - Miles MacDonell Collegiate will be hosting their 4th Peace Day by listening to guests speakers and attending workshops.

This all day event is closed to the public.

21Sep

Family-Friendly Art Activity at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Date: Thursday - September 21, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg

Source: https://humanrights.ca

Cost: Free with admission to the CMHR; free for members of the CMHR

Take part in an origami art installation celebrating Peace Days

Peace Days is an annual festival that promotes the cause of peace by nurturing understanding and compassionate action. September 21 is the United Nations International Day of Peace. On Sunday, September 17, the Museum is proud to partner with Peace Days to offer a family-friendly art activity as part of the Museum’s Family Day Sundays. Join us in exploring the integral role peace plays in the protection of the rights of children. 

Sadako Sasaki was two years old when the atomic bomb fell on her home city of Hiroshima. She soon developed cancer from radiation exposure. While receiving treatment in the hospital years later, she learned about an ancient Japanese legend that claims anyone capable of folding one thousand origami cranes would be granted a wish by the gods. Eager to experience a more peaceful world, Sadako immediately set to work. She eventually made more than 1,300 origami cranes to fulfil her wish for peace, before passing away at the age of 12. Today, Sadako’s story has become an inspiration for those who wish to live in peace and harmony.

In honour of Sadako and the millions of others affected by violence, join us in the beautiful Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation for Making Hope. In this hands-on activity, we will explore how origami cranes have become an international symbol of peace and hope. Learn how to make your own origami crane, and hang it in a community art installation in the Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation.

21Sep

Passport to Peace

Date: Thursday - September 21, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Maples Collegiate, 1330 Jefferson Ave, Winnipeg

The Passport to Peace Gathering September 21, 2017 from 6 pm - 9 pm at Maples Collegiate  is an event hosted by the City of Winnipeg’s Citizen Equity Committee and the Coalition of Municipalities Against Racial Discrimination (CMARD) to learn about reconciliation, diversity and expanding the boundaries of peace within our city.

2017 is the 10th anniversary of Winnipeg signing on to Canadian UNESCO’s Coalition of Municipalities Against Racial Discrimination and we would like to invite cultural organization to participate in this special interactive event. We are planning on having many different activities to participate in throughout the evening:
• Facilitated Small group sharing circles 
• Cultural displays
• City of Winnipeg displays – Journey of Reconciliation
• Winnipeg’s Know Your Neighbours Guide book – new edition revision
• Blanket activity
• Privilege walk
• Newcomers and reconciliation – IPW
• Municipal assessment on diversity/inclusion
• Lots of networking and engagement between participants

Who Should Attend:
• cultural organization leaders 
• municipal leaders, senior staff
• Indigenous organizations 
• Business professionals
• Individuals interested in peace
 

21Sep

Peace Days Concert - Be Still the Night

Date: Thursday - September 21, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: St. Norbert Arts Centre Patio, 100 Rue des Ruines du Monastere, Winnipe

WHERE: St. Norbert Arts Centre Patio (weather permitting - or indoor Gallery if needed)

WHO:  The Performers are as follows:
Matthew Thot and the Travellers (South Sudanese band) 
The Classical Guitar Society of MB Trio performing a tribute to Syrian Refugee guitar ensemble Orontes 
Gerry Atwell performing a spoken word piece about the growing racial tensions in North America

TICKETS: $15 for non SNAC members. $10 for SNAC Members. Tickets will be available online shortly.

21Sep

A Public Panel Discussion: Canada and Peacekeeping: Past, Present, Future?

Date: Thursday - September 21, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Canadian Mennonite University, North Campus, Room C251, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd, Winnipeg

Peace and Conflict Studies Association of Canada’s Annual Workshop

Canadian Peacekeeping: Where Have We Been? Where Should We Go?

A Public Panel Discussion: Canada and Peacekeeping: Past, Present, Future?

Featuring Walter Dorn (Canadian Forces College/Royal Military College), Jane Boulden (Royal Military College) and Mark Sedra (Canadian International Council)

Held at the Balsillie School of International Affairs but Simulcast in Winnipeg.

22Sep

Brown Bag Lecture Series with Mr. Mel Duncan

Date: Friday - September 22, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: 252 St. Paul's College, Mauro Centre Boardroom, University of Manitoba

22Sep

Canada’s role as Peace Keeper: Past, Present & Future

Date: Friday - September 22, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: St. Boniface Cathedral, 190, avenue de la Cathédrale, Winnipeg

Compassionate Rebel – Co-Creator of Nonviolent Peaceforce

“Just War or Just Peace?”

Why we need to make active nonviolence a way of life.

A Conversation with Mel Duncan, Compassionate Rebel & Co-Creator of Nonviolent Peaceforce, with other community members about Canada’s role as a Peace Keeper in the past, in the present and in the future.

23Sep

Performance by Red Threads of Peace Theatre at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Date: Saturday - September 23, 2017
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg

Source: https://humanrights.ca

Cost: Free

An afternoon of theatre performances by Red Threads of Peace acting troupe

Join us for an afternoon of theatre exploring the experiences of newcomers to Canada.

This original theatre production is based on the Playback Theatre method. The Museum invites newcomers and refugees to tell their stories at two different workshops. These stories will be “played back” in a live theatre performance by the Red Threads of Peace acting troupe.

Bonface Beti, whose own story as a refugee is featured in the Level 5 Rights Today gallery, and Brad Leitch, with Red Threads of Peace, lead both workshops and the final performance.

23Sep

“Nonviolent Peaceforce – What the World Needs Now”

Date: Saturday - September 23, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Canadian Mennonite University, Laudamus Auditorium, 500 Shaftsbury Ave, Winnipeg

A presentation by Mr. Mel Duncan at Canadian Mennonite University.

Q & A to follow.

24Sep

Sunday service at St. George's Anglican Church with sermon delivered by Mel Duncan of Nonviolent Pea

Date: Sunday - September 24, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: St. George’s Anglican Church, 168 Wilton St, Winnipeg

Sermon to be delivered by Mel during the St. George’s Anglican Church's Sunday service which starts at 10:30 a.m.

24Sep

Making Hope: Take part in an origami art installation celebrating Peace Days

Date: Sunday - September 24, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg

Date: Sunday, September 24
Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation on Level 3
Cost: Free with admission; free for members

Peace Days is an annual festival that promotes the cause of peace by nurturing understanding and compassionate action. September 21 is the United Nations International Day of Peace. On Sunday, September 24, the Museum is proud to partner with Peace Days to offer a family-friendly art activity as part of the Museum’s Family Day Sundays. Join us in exploring the integral role peace plays in the protection of the rights of children.

Sadako Sasaki was two years old when the atomic bomb fell on her home city of Hiroshima. She soon developed cancer from radiation exposure. While receiving treatment in the hospital years later, she learned about an ancient Japanese legend that claims anyone capable of folding one thousand origami cranes would be granted a wish by the gods. Eager to experience a more peaceful world, Sadako immediately set to work. She eventually made more than 1,300 origami cranes to fulfil her wish for peace, before passing away at the age of 12. Today, Sadako’s story has become an inspiration for those who wish to live in peace and harmony.

In honour of Sadako and the millions of others affected by violence, join us in the beautiful Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation for Making Hope. In this hands-on activity, we will explore how origami cranes have become an international symbol of peace and hope. Learn how to make your own origami crane, and hang it in a community art installation in the Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation.

24Sep

Diversity Runway

Date: Sunday - September 24, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Fort Garry Hotel, 222 Broadway, Winnipeg

Diversity Runway will be held at the Fort Garry Hotel starting at 2pm. The purpose is to demonstrate our rich diversity and the power of individuals in strengthen our society. Guests speakers will be sharing their stories followed by a individuals representing different countries of origin walking the runway.

This is a fundraiser for Welcome Place and Thunderbird House. Tickets will be available through Eventbrite at a cost of $25: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/diversity-runway-tickets-36911085049

9Aug

What is Peace?

Date: Thursday - August 9, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Fools and Horses (370 Broadway, Winnipeg)

Presented by: Art Mauro Centre and Peace 360

Event cost: Free

Event is: Open to the Public

Peace is more than deep utopian longing. come explore with us the intricacies of connection and systemic peace.

9Sep

Bangladesh Children's Peace Art Competition

Date: Sunday - September 9, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Waverly Mosque (2445 Waverley St, Winnipeg)

Presented by: Manitoba Bangla Learning Centre

Event cost: Free

Event is: Private - Open to Organization Members only

Bangladesh children and youth (5-17) will participate a peace art competition. Selected artworks will be displayed in Fort Richmond Collegiate and Acadia School premises to motivate and aware students about threats to peace in the eyes of Bangladesh youth.

10Sep

Movie Screening (I am Rohingya) and Discussion

Date: Monday - September 10, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: GSA Lounge, University of Manitoba

Presented by: Conflict and Resilience Research institute, Canada

Event cost: Free

Event is: Open to the Public

The Rohingyas are the most persecuted ethnic community in the Northern Rakhaine district of Myanmar. In a genocidal form of expulsion perpetrated by the Myanmar military and Buddhist extremists, 800,000 Rohingyas fled to neighboring Bangladesh. The consequence of the extermination of the Rohingyas pose worst threats of all time to peace and stability of the South and Southeast Asian region. The movie screening will aware the Winnipeggers of the event, and the discussion session will help to brainstorm and motivate people towards voicing for peace and human rights.

More information: 
https://crric.org/

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11Sep

"First Contact" Première: The Journey Begins (Episode 1)

Date: Tuesday - September 11, 2018
Time: All Day
Location: On APTN

Presented by: APTN

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPivaI8-dvc 

Check local listings for timing in your region

In episode one, the six travelers begin their journey in heart of Canada; Winnipeg, Manitoba. Here they meet prominent Indigenous activist Michael Redhead Champagne who sheds some light on the road ahead. In Winnipeg their journey includes working alongside two community driven movements; the Bear Clan patrol which works to keep Winnipeg's notorious North End streets safe, and Drag the Red which takes on the sobering task of helping to solve cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women by searching the river, and the riverbank, for remains or other evidence. From Winnipeg the group travels over 2,000 km north to the remote Inuit community of Kimmirut where they discover life on the land is more intense than they ever could have imagined.

Series overview: Most Canadians have never taken the time to get to know Indigenous People or visit their communities. First Contact takes six average Canadians, all with strong opinions about Indigenous People, on a unique 28-day journey into Indigenous Canada. Leaving their everyday lives behind the six will travel deep into Winnipeg, Nunavut, Alberta, Northern Ontario, and the coast of BC to visit Indigenous communities.

Narrated by host and social justice activist George Stroumboulopoulos, First Contact is a journey that will turn the six participants' lives upside down. Challenging their perceptions and confronting their opinions about a world they never imagined they would see. It is an experience that will change their lives, forever.

More information: http://www.firstcontactcanada.ca/ 

11Sep

First Contact: Facebook Live Panel

Date: Tuesday - September 11, 2018
Time: All Day

Join the Live Facebook broadcast of a panel discussion of First Contact at approx. 8 PM or rewatch it at a later date.

Moderated by Ry Moran, the Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) with panelists Michael Redhead Champagne, Kevin Lamoureux, Crystal Leach and Bernadette Smith, as well as, the series producers Vanessa Loewen, Jeff Newman, and Stephanie Scott.

#FirstContactCanada  #RotaryHIP   #PeaceDaysMB

More details to follow.

11Sep

City of Kenora Flag Raising

Date: Tuesday - September 11, 2018
Time: 8:45 AM
Location: Kenora

Presented by: City of Kenora

The flag will be raised by members is of the Rotary club of Kenora and Mayor Dave Canfield and Councillors of the City of Kenora. It will remain in place throughout the Peace days celebration until September 21.

11Sep

Flag Raising - Winnipeg

Date: Tuesday - September 11, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Winnipeg City Hall (510 Main St.)

Presented by: City of Winnipeg

Event cost: Free

Event is: Open to the Public

More details of the event will be released later.

 

11Sep

First Contact: Series' Screening & Sharing Circle (Held in FRENCH)

Date: Tuesday - September 11, 2018
Time: 5:45 PM
Location: Centre culturel franco-manitobain - Salle Pauline Boutal (340 boul., Provencher)

This event will be held in French.

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11Sep

She Has A Name Film Screening - Launch of The Power of Her

Date: Tuesday - September 11, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Winnipeg Art Gallery - Muriel Richardson Auditorium (300 Memorial Boulevard)

Presented by: World Vision Canada

Event cost: By donation at the door

Event RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/she-has-a-name-film-screening-launch-of-the-power-of-her-tickets-49091126882?aff=efbeventtix

Event is: Open to the Public

The She Has A Name Film Screening and launch of Power of Her gender equality initiative. The event will feature a screening of the 2016 film She Has a Name followed by a moderated expert panel with the film’s screenwriter Andrew Kooman, Diane Redsky - Executive Director of Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc., Dr. Bob Chrismas - Staff Sergeant of the Winnipeg Police Service’s Community Support Division, Joy Smith - Joy Smith Foundation; and a representative of Beyond Borders/ECPAT Canada.

More information: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/462928487525182/ 

12Sep

"First Contact" Première: A Group Divided (Episode 2)

Date: Wednesday - September 12, 2018
Time: All Day
Location: On APTN

Presented by: APTN

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPivaI8-dvc 

Check local listings for timing in your region

In episode two, The group arrives in Muskrat Dam, one of several fly-in reserves in Northern Ontario. Most Canadians don't understand why people continue to live in remote places like this one. During their stay the group will learn why relocating isn't an option for the people whose families have been here for generations. They will also learn tough lessons about educating youth in a remote fly-in community, the impact of the legacy of residential schools, and how it is possible that clean drinking water is an issue here and in 140 other reserves across the country. The next stop takes the travelers deep into the heart of Alberta. With a population of over 17,000, Maskwacis has a reputation for gangs, crime, and a high suicide rate, but by the time this leg of their journey is over, the six will have attended their first Pow Wow and sweat lodge ceremony, and some attitudes within the group begin a major shift.

Series overview: Most Canadians have never taken the time to get to know Indigenous People or visit their communities. First Contact takes six average Canadians, all with strong opinions about Indigenous People, on a unique 28-day journey into Indigenous Canada. Leaving their everyday lives behind the six will travel deep into Winnipeg, Nunavut, Alberta, Northern Ontario, and the coast of BC to visit Indigenous communities.

Narrated by host and social justice activist George Stroumboulopoulos, First Contact is a journey that will turn the six participants' lives upside down. Challenging their perceptions and confronting their opinions about a world they never imagined they would see. It is an experience that will change their lives, forever.

More information: http://www.firstcontactcanada.ca/ 

12Sep

First Contact: Reunion Special (Part 1)

Date: Wednesday - September 12, 2018
Time: All Day

Presented by: APTN

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPivaI8-dvc 

Check local listings for timing in your region

Absorb the learnings of First Contact in the First Contact: Reunion Special

In part one, we join three Indigenous hosts who appear in the series (James Favel, co-founder of the Bear Clan Patrol, Michael Redhead Champagne, award-winning community organizer, public speaker and Shamattawa Cree Nation member; and Bernadette Smith, Member of the Legislative Assembly and Assistant Director of Wayfinders Program in the Seven Oaks School Division) in front of a live Winnipeg audience to reflect on the journey of the six participants and share their goals on how all Canadians can help strengthen relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

More information: http://www.firstcontactcanada.ca/ 

   

 

 

12Sep

Health and Peace Not for Granted

Date: Wednesday - September 12, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Hindu Temple (999 St. Anne's Road, Winnipeg)

Presented by: Hindu Society of Manitoba

Event cost: Free

Event is: Open to the Public

Join with us for the Peace Days Festival 2018. Health and Peace for Granted event focus on the perspective of our common humanity, respecting the dignity of life, ours and others. Health and peace are not static conditions. Both require wisdom and a resolute spirit to gain and maintain.

More information: 

http://www.hsmtemple.com/

 

12Sep

First Contact: Series' Screening & Sharing Circle (Held in FRENCH)

Date: Wednesday - September 12, 2018
Time: 5:45 PM
Location: Centre culturel franco-manitobain - Salle Pauline Boutal (340 boul., Provencher)

This event will be held in French.

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13Sep

"First Contact" Première: The Road to Healing (Episode 3)

Date: Thursday - September 13, 2018
Time: All Day
Location: On APTN

Presented by: APTN

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPivaI8-dvc 

Check local listings for timing in your region

In episode three, so far on the journey the travelers have had their views confronted and their emotions pushed to the limit, but the travelers are about to face their biggest test yet. Heading south to Calgary, the group hits the front lines to experience life on the streets, and then go north, to an Edmonton prison to learn about life on the inside... here the divide in the group is at a breaking point. After this, the final stop on the 28-day journey is in Ahousaht First Nation, on the west side of Vancouver Island. Historically, Ahousaht has suffered many issues, but in recent years, with strong leadership from within, the reserve has made many changes and turned the community around. It is here that they take the final key steps in their journey, and process all they have learned during this once in a lifetime experience.

Series overview: Most Canadians have never taken the time to get to know Indigenous People or visit their communities. First Contact takes six average Canadians, all with strong opinions about Indigenous People, on a unique 28-day journey into Indigenous Canada. Leaving their everyday lives behind the six will travel deep into Winnipeg, Nunavut, Alberta, Northern Ontario, and the coast of BC to visit Indigenous communities.

Narrated by host and social justice activist George Stroumboulopoulos, First Contact is a journey that will turn the six participants' lives upside down. Challenging their perceptions and confronting their opinions about a world they never imagined they would see. It is an experience that will change their lives, forever.

More information: http://www.firstcontactcanada.ca/ 

13Sep

First Contact: Reunion Special (Part 2)

Date: Thursday - September 13, 2018
Time: All Day

Presented by: APTN

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPivaI8-dvc 

Check local listings for timing in your region

Absorb the learnings of First Contact in the First Contact: Reunion Special

Part two of the dramatic reunion special brings the six non-Indigenous participants together before a live studio audience, to reflect on their experience during and since their journey together.

More information: http://www.firstcontactcanada.ca/ 

   

 

 

13Sep

First Contact: Series' Screening & Sharing Circle (Held in FRENCH)

Date: Thursday - September 13, 2018
Time: 5:45 PM
Location: Centre culturel franco-manitobain - Salle Pauline Boutal (340 boul., Provencher)

This event will be held in French.

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13Sep

POSTPONED - Peace Days Concert: The Peace Within

Date: Thursday - September 13, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: St. Norbert Arts Centre (100 Rue de Ruines des Monastère)

This event will occur at a later date due to unforeseen circumstances.

13Sep

Meditation for Peace

Date: Thursday - September 13, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Ruins of Saint-Boniface Cathedral, 190 de la Cathédrale, Winnipeg

The Meditation for Peace event will guide participants through a moment of meditation and unity dedicated to the promotion of peace and the creation of a non-violent society.

Hosted by Archbishop Albert Legatt, the event will be held at the ruins of Saint-Boniface Cathedral at 7:30pm and will include a greeting from Indigenous Elder, Stan Fontaine. Traditional gong player Todd Koga will lead the participants into a 15-minute period of silent meditation, followed by a Mixing of the Waters of Peace ceremony.

The President of the Manitoba MultiFaith Council, Belle Jarniewski, will invite representatives of various faith communities to take part in the water ceremony, symbolizing the essential nature of all faiths and cultures and our desire to work together for peace.

Public event     Free admission

Approximate duration 1h15

In case of rain, the event will be held in the Cathedral reception hall.

14Sep

5th Rotary Elementary School Peace Walk

Date: Friday - September 14, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Festival Stage (The Forks)

Presented by: Rotary World Peace Partners

Event cost: Free

Event is: PRIVATE (Contact us to sign up your school: info@peacedays.ca)

Numerous elementary school children will be sharing their thoughts on ´Everyone Needs a Friend’. 

14Sep

Brown Bag Lecture: Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch

Date: Friday - September 14, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace & Justice at St. Paul’s College, University of Manitoba – Room 252

Presented by: Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace & Justice at St. Paul’s College in collaboration with the University of Manitoba Peace and Conflict Studies PhD and Joint Masters (University of Winnipeg) Graduate Programs

Event cost: Free

Event is: Open to the Public

A Brown Bag Lecture with Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch, Dean of Law and Marcel A. Desautels Chair in Private Enterprise and the Law of the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba.

The 2017 Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons marks an important milestone in nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament law. It highlights growing support for decisive action against nuclear destruction, firmly asserting that nuclear weapons actually threatens global security and does not to protect it; contrary to what was traditionally argued under deterrence theory. Nevertheless, despite unprecedented support to ban nuclear weapons, the Treaty itself lacks international consensus. Some States adamantly oppose the Treaty, refusing to endorse its coming into legal force and question its legitimacy on a global front and seek to undermine its credibility as an arms-control Treaty.

Despite these apparent draw-backs, Professor Black-Branch argues that the Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons represents a significant paradigm shift in the international community. It is a game-changer, disrupting conventional thinking on nuclear security and the manner by which politicians, diplomats and international lawyers alike approach non-proliferation, disarmament and the regulation of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes in a changing global community.

For more information: Mauro Centre at 204-474-7273 or mauro.centre@umanitoba.ca

14Sep

Be the Change

Date: Friday - September 14, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Knox United Church (400 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg)

Presented by: Winnipeg Connector Partnership 

Event cost: Free

Event is: Open to the Public

The Winnipeg Connector Partnership and Rotary Peace Builders are coordinating an event for Immigrants and Refugees to network and socialize. Come and celebrate the Peace Days Festival 2018 with dance, music and other entertainment! Let's work for Peace Building by joining the event!

More information: 
http://www.wpgconnector.ca

Tickets/RSVP:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/be-the-change-tickets-49751135987 

16Sep

1min4peace FREE PRESENTATION & GROUP MEDITATION LIVE & ONLINE

Date: Sunday - September 16, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: 790 Banning St. Winnipeg

Presented by: Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Winnipeg

Event cost: Free

Event is: Open to the Public

Be with us at the 2018 Peace days Festival, Winnipeg
As part of this program we have organized a Free presentation on “Science Evidence Group Meditation Can Make Peace”.

Along with a “One Minute for Peace Group Meditation”.

This will be a Live and Facebook live video event

More information: 
http://1min4peace.org/en_US/

 

16Sep

We Are All Treaty People Celebration

Date: Sunday - September 16, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: The Forks

17Sep

First Contact (Available Online)

Date: Monday - September 17, 2018
Time: All Day

Presented by: APTN

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPivaI8-dvc 

Missed watching First Contact? Want to watch again?  All episodes including the two-part reunion special will be available online as of September 17.

Most Canadians have never taken the time to get to know Indigenous People or visit their communities. First Contact takes six average Canadians, all with strong opinions about Indigenous People, on a unique 28-day journey into Indigenous Canada. Leaving their everyday lives behind the six will travel deep into Winnipeg, Nunavut, Alberta, Northern Ontario, and the coast of BC to visit Indigenous communities.

Narrated by host and social justice activist George Stroumboulopoulos, First Contact is a journey that will turn the six participants’ lives upside down. Challenging their perceptions and confronting their opinions about a world they never imagined they would see. It is an experience that will change their lives, forever.

More information: http://www.firstcontactcanada.ca/ 

17Sep

1min4peace FREE PRESENTATION & GROUP MEDITATION LIVE & ONLINE

Date: Monday - September 17, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: St. Boniface Library, Marie Lynne Bernard Room (100-131 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg)

Presented by: 1min4peace.org

Event cost: Free

Event is: Open to the Public

Be with us at the 2018 Peace days Festival, Winnipeg
As part of this program we have organized a Free presentation on “Science Evidence Group Meditation Can Make Peace”.

Along with a “One Minute for Peace Group Meditation”.

This will be a Live and Facebook live video event

More information: 
http://1min4peace.org/en_US/

 

19Sep

City of Selkirk Flag Raising

Date: Wednesday - September 19, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Selkirk

Municipality’s support of Rotarian Inspired Peace Days events by raising the Peace Days Flag. Join us to help raise awareness about the event.

19Sep

City of St Andrew Flag Raising

Date: Wednesday - September 19, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: St Andrew's

Municipality’s support of Rotarian Inspired Peace Days events by raising the Peace Days Flag. Join us to help raise awareness about the event.

19Sep

City of St Clements Flag Raising

Date: Wednesday - September 19, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: St Clements

Municipality’s support of Rotarian Inspired Peace Days events by raising the Peace Days Flag. Join us to help raise awareness about the event.

19Sep

Nuclear Risk and Disarmament

Date: Wednesday - September 19, 2018
Time: 12:15 PM
Location: 375 York Ave, Winnipeg, MB

Presented by: The Rotary Club of Winnipeg

Event cost: $18

Event is: Open to the Public

Jonathan Black Branch's luncheon topic will be as follows.
 
Problems regarding nuclear security and non-proliferation continue to raise important legal debates.  “The potentially harmful effect of weapons of mass destruction makes it imperative to consider further legal consequences. … there is the need for a paradigm-shift in how we approach, interpret, and apply this area of law, [with]an ever-emerging body of nuclear law, consisting of common rights and obligations binding on all states …. comprised of the content, principles and political objectives of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and includes legislation adopted pursuant to the NPT and the case law of the International Court of Justice.”
 

20Sep

Regional Nuclear Non-proliferation & Disarmament: Controls, Defence and Diplomacy

Date: Thursday - September 20, 2018
Time: All Day
Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights (85 Israel Asper Way)

For event details: http://law.robsonhall.com/blog/event/regional-nuclear-non-proliferation-disarmament-controls-defence-and-diplomacy/?instance_id=1129

20Sep

Passport to Peace

Date: Thursday - September 20, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Maples Collegiate (1330 Jefferson Ave, Winnipeg)

Presented by: Citizen Equity Committee

Event cost: Free

Event is: Open to the Public

Celebrating UN Day for Peace by learning and interacting with many different groups in Winnipeg.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/898612000329381/?ti=icl

20Sep

Songs of the Heart

Date: Thursday - September 20, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Home Street Church (318 Home St., Winnipeg)

21Sep

Regional Nuclear Non-proliferation & Disarmament: Controls, Defence and Diplomacy

Date: Friday - September 21, 2018
Time: All Day
Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights (85 Israel Asper Way)

For event details: http://law.robsonhall.com/blog/event/regional-nuclear-non-proliferation-disarmament-controls-defence-and-diplomacy/?instance_id=1129

22Sep

Participatory Public Art for Peace

Date: Saturday - September 22, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: The Forks (Winnipeg)

Presented by: Manitoba Bangla Learning Centre (MBLC)

Event cost: Free

Event is: Open to the Public

Resurgence of ultra-nationalism, racism and anti-immigrant ultra-rights activism at present time poses threat to world peace and stability. The event will encourage people in outing at the Forks market and surrounding areas to draw their emotions on a large painting canvas. The mural drawn in a participatory community engagement fashion is expected to bring people of diverse identities together, and bridge the gaps between them caused by stereotypical and prejudiced learning conditions. The participatory peace art will help spread the message of peace to larger communities through demonstrative means.

 

24Sep

Seeds of Hope Exhibition (Oakbank Elementary School)

Date: Monday - September 24 to Friday - October 5, 2018
Time: All Day
Location: Private Event

Presented by: SGI Canada

Event is: Private

Contact us at info@peacedays.ca to bring the exhibit to your location!

More information: 

http://www.sgiwinnipegexhibits.org/seeds-of-hope/ 

1Oct

Seeds of Hope Exhibition (Lord Selkirk School)

Date: Monday - October 1 to Friday - October 12, 2018
Time: All Day
Location: Private Event

Presented by: SGI Canada

Event is: Private

Contact us at info@peacedays.ca to bring the exhibit to your location!

More information: 

http://www.sgiwinnipegexhibits.org/seeds-of-hope/ 

5Oct

PeaceDialogue on Rohingya crisis for peace campaign promotion

Date: Friday - October 5, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: GSA Lounge, University of Manitoba

Presented by: Conflict and Resilience Research institute, Canada

Event cost: Free

Event is: Open to the Public

The dialogue event will take question and answers from post-secondary students about the Rohingya crisis. The dialogue will also brainstorm towards forming student groups' coalition around immediate peace and trauma recovery volunteerism in many forms. International relief organizations, NGOs and civil societies are often in need of youth volunteers' engagement through social media campaign. The dialogue will motivate university students to form volunteer groups for peace campaign'.

More information: 
https://crric.org/

8Oct

Seeds of Hope Exhibition (St John's High School)

Date: Monday - October 8 to Friday - October 26, 2018
Time: All Day
Location: Private Event

Presented by: SGI Canada

Event is: Private

Contact us at info@peacedays.ca to bring the exhibit to your location!

More information: 

http://www.sgiwinnipegexhibits.org/seeds-of-hope/ 

15Oct

Seeds of Hope Exhibition (Meadows West School)

Date: Monday - October 15 to Friday - October 26, 2018
Time: All Day
Location: Private Event

Presented by: SGI Canada

Event is: Private

Contact us at info@peacedays.ca to bring the exhibit to your location!

More information: 

http://www.sgiwinnipegexhibits.org/seeds-of-hope/ 

12Nov

Seeds of Hope Exhibition (Whitemouth School)

Date: Monday - November 12 to Friday - November 23, 2018
Time: All Day
Location: Private Event

Presented by: SGI Canada

Event is: Private

Contact us at info@peacedays.ca to bring the exhibit to your location!

More information: 

http://www.sgiwinnipegexhibits.org/seeds-of-hope/ 

12Nov

Seeds of Hope Exhibition (River Elm School)

Date: Monday - November 12 to Friday - November 23, 2018
Time: All Day
Location: Private Event

Presented by: SGI Canada

Event is: Private

Contact us at info@peacedays.ca to bring the exhibit to your location!

More information: 

http://www.sgiwinnipegexhibits.org/seeds-of-hope/