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37th Annual Winnipeg Walk for Peace
June 16 @ 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Please plan to to participate in the 37th Annual Winnipeg Walk for Peace. The theme of this year’s march is “Canada: Make Peace Not War.”
When: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Where: The west side of the Manitoba Legislative Building
What time: We assemble at 12:00 Noon. The march begins at 12:30 PM.
Where to: We will walk from the Legislative Building, south on Osborne to Stradbrook, east on Stradbrook to Scott, north on Scott to River, west on River to Osborne and back to the Legislative Building. Route: https://peacealliancewinnipeg.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=351a05e968088033b2eda735c&id=c8fb639e14&e=b6cfa45205
What else: refreshments and brief speeches after the march
Background: Winnipeggers have held an annual Walk for Peace since 1981. The purpose then was to draw attention to threat of nuclear war and to urge our political leaders to pursue peaceful options and to support nuclear disarmament. In many ways the world situation is more dangerous than it was in 1981 and our need to remind our politicians of their responsibilities remains.
Canadians overwhelmingly support peace and disarmament. Polling conducted by Environics in 2008 indicated that almost 90 percent of Canadians support the abolition of nuclear weapons. Research reported by Environics in 2018 shows that Canadian opposition to nuclear weapons remains high. Despite this, the federal government has refused to support the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, approved by 122 countries at the United Nations on July 7, 2017.
Equally disturbing has been Canada’s increasingly belligerent relationship with Russia, participation in Middle Eastern wars, and sales of arms to notorious human rights violators, such as Saudi Arabia.
For these and many other reasons, the Walk for Peace remains relevant and we hope you can help make it a success.
How you can help:
The single most important thing you can do is take part. Bring family, friends, groups you are associated with and so on. If you are able to print and distribute a poster, you can download it here: https://peacealliancewinnipeg.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=351a05e968088033b2eda735c&id=5816d7a6b9&e=b6cfa45205. As well, if you want a copy of the poster that is suitable for emailing, it can be found here: https://peacealliancewinnipeg.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=351a05e968088033b2eda735c&id=b3766d3ebe&e=b6cfa45205.
Bring your own placard, or use one of ours. We hope to see you there!!
Sponsors: Peace Alliance Winnipeg and Council of Canadians Winnipeg