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Hiroshima Day Commemoration : Aug 6th, 2009

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Hiroshima Day Commemoration : Aug 6th, 2009

Time: August 6, 2009 at 6:30pm to August 10, 2009 at 9pm
Location: Gathering at Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 91A Fourth Ave. in the Glebe, just east of Bank Street
Street: Ottawa, Glebe, just east of Bank Street
City/Town: Ottawa
Website or Map: http://www.ottawajapanesecomm…
Phone: (613) 241-8541
Event Type: hiroshima, day, commemoration
Organized By: Japanese Canadian Community
Latest Activity: Aug 6, 2009

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Event Description


You are cordially invited to a reflective commemoration of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings of August, 1945 and a protest against nuclear weapons.


Thursday, August 6th from 6:30 PM to 9:00PM

Gathering at Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 91A Fourth Ave. in the Glebe, just east of Bank Street

Programme:

The evening begins with the making of the floating lanterns at 6:30PM

The formal program will follow at 7:30, with singing, the interview with Hiroshima survivor, Kouchi Matsumoto, and remarks by Clive Doucet, City Councillor, and Paul Dewar, MP

The vigil walk, with singing and hand-held lanterns, to Brown’s Inlet, West of Bank Street and the Queen Elizabeth Drive will begin at 8:15

At 8:30 there will be brief remarks by a representative of the Japanese community
The lanterns will be set afloat at 8:40



The floating of the commemorative lanterns is a symbolic act which has become an Ottawa and international tradition associated with Hiroshima Day.

Everyone is welcome

Please circulate this invitation to family, friends, colleagues and members of groups with which you are associated.

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