A Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony will be held in Calgary August 3

Jul 24 2019, 9:01 pm

Calgary’s Olympic Plaza pool will be filled with light on Sunday, August 3.

The Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony will be held in downtown Calgary next Sunday, August 3, marking “a wish for a peaceful society and a world free from violence, especially the ultimate violence, nuclear weapons,” a release from organizers states.

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The event is free for all to attend, with lanterns being rented out to minimum donations of $5.

The Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony has been organized by Ploughshares Calgary Society and the City of Calgary, and will feature messages from the mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as Calgary’s mayor Naheed Nenshi.

“Our hope is expressed by multicultural children’s choruses and youth speakers, and an inspirational speaker who has lived through war will use poetry to reach into our hearts and light up our imaginations, to create a culture of peace and dignity for all,” the release states.

The event is expected to run from 8:20 to 9:45 pm.

Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony 2019

When: Sunday, August 3, 2019
Time: 8:20 to 9:45 pm
Where: Olympic Plaza — 228 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Admissions: Free, minimum $5 donation to rent a lantern