Who are the Calgary Floating Lanterns for Peace?
Calgary Floating Lanterns for Peace is a committee of Ploughshares Calgary Society.
Since 2013, Calgary Floating Lanterns for Peace has brought you the Lantern Peace Festival in honor of those who were lost in Hiroshima and Nagasaki – with the aim of educating the public about the dangers of nuclear weapons and bringing people together to stand for PEACE. Over the last few years they have expanded their programming to include more events during the month of August as part of the Building A Culture of Peace Month. Their exhibit of the same name is now available to tour.
Calgary Floating Lanterns for Peace aims to educate the public on the dangers of nuclear weapons and bring people together to stand for peace.
Where is the Floating Lanterns Peace Festival held?
The Lantern Peace Festival is held at Olympic Plaza in downtown Calgary.
When is the Lantern Peace Festival held?
Annually, in the beginning of August, on the first or second Saturday. (Aug 5, 2023)
What’s New for 2023?
This year, the Calgary Floating Lanterns for Peace held the 2nd Annual Building A Culture Of Peace Month in August with a new and expanded program:
- 11th Annual Lantern Peace Festival at Olympic Plaza
- 2 new educational exhibits: Your Life Our Hope: The Threat of Nuclear Weapons and How to Protect Our Future & Peace Heroes
- Exhibit featured Pictures for Peace from youth around the world
- Peace Film Festival
- Education sessions