World March for Peace and Nonviolence

World March for Peace and Nonviolence

December 02, 2009 07:00 ET

Media Advisory/REMINDER: Meeting with Marchers for Peace and Non-Violence on Parliament Hill

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 2, 2009) - After visiting over 50 countries, Pierre Hennico, Emilia Giorgetti and Miguel Angel Fernandez, members of the base team for the World March for Peace and Non-Violence will be at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, December 2, 2009.

A gathering is planned for 12 noon in front of Parliament Hill. The "ALIVE" peace sign will be erected by delegations of students and representatives of pacifist groups from Gatineau, Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Kitchener-Waterloo. Then, the Charter for a World Without Violence written by Nobel Peace Prize laureates will be read out and, finally, everyone will join in singing Imagine (John Lennon).

All Parliamentarians are invited to join the gathering in support of the marchers. Bloc Quebecois MPs Meili Faille and Richard Nadeau - and NDP MP Olivia Chow - have already confirmed they will be there.

The international World March delegation left Wellington, New Zealand, on October 2 and has travelled to over 50 countries. The March will end in Punta de Vacas, Argentina, in the Andes Cordillera on January 2, 2010. It will have taken 90 days for the March to visit 90 countries and 100 cities on five continents and cover an over-land distance of 160,000 km. The World March was organized to awaken a consciousness that rejects violence in all its forms. The World March is a project initiated by the international organization World Without Wars and Without Violence. The World March is supported by a number of international organizations and institutions. The World March act as the ambassador of the Charter for a World without Violence.

Contact Information

  • Roberto Verdecchia
    Canadian Coordinator of the World March (English Section)
    416-910-7456
    www.worldmarch.ca
    or
    Anne Farrell
    Canadian Coordinator of the World March (French Section)
    514-886-4858
    www.marchemondiale.ca