Ottawa Peace, Unity and Harmony Festival
The Ottawa Peace, Unity and Harmony festival bridges the United Nations' International Day of Peace with the United Nations' International Day of Nonviolence.
The 9th annual Ottawa Peace Festival
“Peaceing Together the Canada We Want”
- Hosted by 23 organizations
- 32 days of events at 20 locations around the capital
- Free admission; some events request donations
On Parliament Hill today, September 21, 2015, there were many groups and individuals demonstrating peacefully for or against many causes, including human rights in Communist China and anti-abortion here in Canada. The Assembly of First Nations
was there to remind Canadians there are many indigenous women and girls missing or murdered in Canada, and that the Conservative government will do nothing to look into these missing Indigenous women.The Assembly of First Nations joined the circle for peace on the lawn of Parliament Hill with the Peace Tower as a backdrop for this panorama.
The Ottawa Peace festival welcomed Caribou Legs, a Gwich’in cross-country runner from the Northwest Territories, who just completed a run from Vancouver to Ottawa to protect our lakes and rivers. Many Canadian lakes and rivers lost their federal environmental protection in 2012. Caribou Legs has run from Vancouver to Ottawa in support of preservation of our lakes and rivers.
He stated, “Our waterways need protection from Stephen Harper’s government and from big oil, gas and mining companies eager to sacrifice them for profit.” The morning of his departure on the First of June 2015, he said, “I have a voice, I have legs, and I’m committed to using them to make change.”
There were also many busloads of tourists enjoying Parliament Hill on this warm and sunny autumn day.
Two World War II Spitfire fighter planes were being assembled. On a day celebrating peace, these iconic aircraft that helped to ensure our peace and freedom were on display.
To visit a related panorama look under World Wide Panorama alphabetical directory for Robert Agnel's submission 'A Circle of All Nations: A Culture of Peace'