Thursday, August 9th, 2012 Aug. 9, 1945 – the day the bomb was dropped on Nagasaki
Esquimalt Gorge Park Off Tillicum Road just south of the Gorge Waterway (** a new location)
This is the annual lantern ceremony,
marking the 67th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Japan. To remember this date and those who died, we decorate with origami cranes and lanterns and offer words of peace.
Lantern making starts at 7 pm, with words and songs of peace at 7:30 pm, followed by floating the lanterns in the Gorge. Lanterns with battery candles may be placed on the lawn.
SPECIAL GUESTS THIS YEAR INCLUDE INTERNATIONAL GAGGLES OF RAGING GRANNIES WHO ARE CELEBRATING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR FOUNDING IN VICTORIA.
Free – Bring a blanket and/or chair to sit on and a battery tea candle if you wish. Floating lantern supplies will be provided.
Sponsored by - The Victoria Raging Grannies, Physicians for Global Survival, Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society, Victoria Peace Coalition, The Council of Canadians – Victoria.