What is the Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony?
Floating Lantern’s Calgary is a subcommittee of Ploughshares Calgary Society.
Since 2012, Ploughshares Calgary along with United Nations Association Calgary Branch and the Calgary Interfaith Council have held an annual Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony in memorial of those that were lost in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Floating Lanterns Calgary aims to educate the public on the dangers of nuclear warfare and bring people together to stand for peace.
Where is the Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony held?
Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony is held at Olympic Plaza in downtown Calgary.
When is the Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony held?
August 6th, 2022
What’s New for 2022?
This year, Floating Lanterns Calgary successfully approached the City of Calgary, who have declared July 9th – August 9th as Building A Culture of Peace Month.
Starting on July 9th, Floating Lanterns Calgary will be holding a Building a Culture of Peace exhibition at the Central Library. The exhibition will feature:
- Contributions from an on-going campaign titled: 1,000 Voices of Light, Creating a Culture of Peace, which showcases how individuals are able to build a culture of peace within their own lives
- Photos of past annual peace event, Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony
- Displays that explain, “What Is A Culture of Peace?” along with Pyramids of Violence
- Sadako’s story and Hibakusha Testimonies
- The advocacy and activity of the SDG’s
- PCS proposed panels for Calgary Peace Museum
Besides this exhibit, Floating Lanterns Calgary will host an online educational session on the Neuro-Diverse community.
On July 10th at 2:00pm (Room O-14) we will be showing The Vow from Hiroshima, along with an in-person talk and discussion. Special keynote speaker is Mr. Cesar Jaramillo, the Executive Director of Project Ploughshares and Chair of the Canadian Pugwash Group.
Calgarians will also be provided with a free Peace Film Festival to be scheduled in a series of 4 weekends, starting from the third weekend of July.