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[OPIRG-EVENTS] See you TOMORROW: Festival of Peace (Saturday Sep 16)




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When: Saturday, September 16, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. (we'll be there
rain or shine, with shelter!)       
Where: At Uplands Dr. and Breadner Blvd. (see the car and bus directions
below)

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Here are just a few of the many reasons WHY you should join us at the
Festival of Peace.  Together we are:

Building the local peace community:
 Make links and network with other like-minded people in the local peace,
development, 
 human rights, environment, religious, labour, youth, student and other
movements!

Expressing our opposition to the war show:
 As cars drive into the National Capital Air Show (where they will gawk at
dozens of
 war planes) they will see our Festival of Peace and read our banners and
signs.

Sending a message to the citizens of Ottawa:
 The people of Ottawa-Carleton need to know that there are people of
conscience in this
 region that promote peace and who are opposed to the use of warplanes as
entertainment.

Having fun and socialising: 
 Meet old friends and make new ones, join in activities and games.  Unlike
some folks, 
 we don't need nuclear weapons delivery systems to have a good time.

Educating ourselves and each other:
 Learn from our speakers and each other about what is being done. Pick up
and distribute 
 literature from various organisations.

Celebrating the UN's Year for a "Culture of Peace":
 This is the United Nation's International Year for a Culture of Peace, so
we should build 
 a non-violent culture which celebrates life, not promote militarism and
war technology.
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Here are some of the people who'll be part of the program tomorrow:

Speakers:
Elisabeth Arnold		Councillor, City of Ottawa
Rev. Liz Benjamin		Minister, First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa
Lynn Bue			First National Vice President, Canadian Union of Postal Workers
(CUPW)
Boba Borojevic		President, Ottawa Serbian Heritage Society
Rev. Fred Cappuccino		Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa
Libby Davies, MP		NDP Member of Parliament for Vancouver East
Marion Dewar			former Mayor of Ottawa, Chair, Oxfam Canada (hopes to attend)
Andrew Gillert		Student, Bell high school 
Walter Josephy		Veterans Against Nuclear Arms - Ottawa
Rev. Sharon Moon		Minister, First United Church, Ottawa
Jean-Claude Parrot		Executive Vice-President, Canadian Labour Congress
Richard Sanders		Coordinator, Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
Bill Skidmore			Human Rights lecturer, Carleton University
Carl Stieren			Non-Violent Peace Force 
Koozma Tarasoff		Doukhobours

Theatre:
Homes Not Bombs		Giant Puppets
Ahti Tolvanen 		Quiz Show:  "Who Wants to KILL a Million?"

Music:
Raging Grannies - Ottawa	voice				(satiric traditional)
Dave Bleakney			guitar/voice			(folk)
John Gillies			keys/guitar/percussion 	(folk/rock)
Jennifer Noxon		guitar/voice			(folk)
Mike Buckthought et al	Drummers		

Poetry:
Susan McMaster 		Poets for Peace
Chris Levinson		Poets for Peace

Activities:
Food Not Bombs		Vegan/Vegetarian lunch (free)
Jane & Jasmine Keeler	Clowns for Peace
Mindy Claire			Participatory banner painting
Mick Panesar			Bird watching (nature’s air show)
E-Jester.com(edy)		Giant bubbles

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"Create a ShowPeace not a WarShow"
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                   Richard Sanders 
Coordinator, Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT)
  541 McLeod St., Ottawa Ontario Canada  K1R 5R2

      Tel.:  613-231-3076    Fax: 613-231-2614
                 Email: ad207@ncf.ca
              Web site: www.ncf.ca/coat

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