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From Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Canada and Victoria Multi-Faith Society:

Annual Hiroshima & Nagasaki Peace Event. This year, it will be held at the newly built Japanese pavilion and gardens in Gorge Park. Everyone is welcome!

Date: Tues August 9th 6:00-9:00 pm, program starts at 7 pm)

Place: Gorge Park Japanese Pavilion (outside), please bring lawn chairs.    

Spearheaded by the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Canada, the Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemoration celebrates peace.

On Tuesday, August 9  at 6-9pm, a special event is planned to commemorate the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by nuclear bombs in 1945. This year, the event is at a beautiful new location!

As the world's immense nuclear arsenal has been made illegal but not yet disarmed 77 years later, this celebration of Japanese culture at the stunning new Gorge Park Pavilion (next to the Japanese Gardens) reminds us of the need to treasure & work for peace.

Admission is free, but donations to contribute to the cost of the event will be welcome on site.

Registration isn't necessary but will allow people to get reminders.   Register at Eventbrite

Contact: Jonathan Down (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Canada)   Phone: 778-679-2497  Email: drjcdown[at]  


6:00 PM Yummy Food Truck and Lantern Making for all ages

7:00 PM Welcome by Elder Bear Sam, followed by entertainment such as the Furusato Dancers, the Uminari Taiko Drummers and the Raging Grannies among others, interspersed by short comments

8:20 PM Ceremonial planting by Mayor Desjardins of a sapling grown from a seed of a giant Gingko tree standing at the time of the blast in Hiroshima

8:35 PM Participants invited to set their decorated lanterns afloat at sunset on the reflective pools bordering the pavilion  

Bring blankets, chairs, picnic if you wish, and come early enough to decorate your lantern 6- 7 PM.

Order at the Yummy Food Truck is available.     Sent from my iPad