Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Ceremony Marks Hiroshima Bombing


Lanterns for Peace

The twelfth annual Lanterns for Peace Ceremony takes place on August 6th at Swa-a-lana Lagoon on our Nanaimo waterfront. The ceremony begins at 9 pm culminating in the launching of the lanterns at dusk.

August 6th has been declared Hiroshima Day in Nanaimo by City Council to commemorate the anniversary of the first use of the atomic bomb when the city of Hiroshima was reduced to ashes in 1945.

People around the world gather on August 6th in their communities to remember the victims of this nuclear attack and to express the hope that nuclear weapons will never be used again.
The Nanaimo event will be introduced by The Owl and Pussycat who will begin to sing at 8.45. The ceremony includes the Everybody Sings Choir, Margaret Sutton playing the Japanese shakuhashi flute , singer Joan Wallace and the Norbelle Ukelele group, as well as a traditional Japanese dance called The Tokyo Ondo. This is an event for everyone including families and children.

For information contact Grace 250 741-7411 or Dyane 250 753 3015.
The 12th annual Lanterns for Peace Ceremony takes place tonight at Swy-a-lana Lagoon on the Nanaimo waterfront. The ceremony begins at 9 p.m. culminating in the launching of the lanterns at dusk.
Aug. 6 has been declared Hiroshima Day in Nanaimo by city council to commemorate the anniversary of the first use of the atomic bomb when the city of Hiroshima was reduced to ashes in 1945.
People around the world gather on Aug. 6 in their communities to remember the victims of this nuclear attack and to express the hope that nuclear weapons will never be used again.
The Nanaimo event will be introduced by The Owl and Pussycat who will entertain with singing beginning at 8.45 p.m. The ceremony includes the Everybody Sings Choir, Margaret Sutton playing the Japanese shakuhashi flute, singer Joan Wallace and the Norbelle Ukelele group, as well as a traditional Japanese dance called The Tokyo Ondo.
This is an event for everyone including families and children.
For information contact Grace 250-741-7411 or Dyane 250-753-3015.
- See more at: http://www.nanaimodailynews.com/news/lanterns-for-peace-goes-tonight-1.570679#sthash.UXRMSfb2.dpuf

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