anon — May 1984
Edited by Mary Vrantsidis
- Watch for the Toronto Peace Festival, a day of fun and information from noon to 8:00 pm on Centre Island June 30. Bring a picnic lunch and listen to the informative speakers and lively entertainers. In case it rains, the festival will be held July 7th. The event is sponsored by the Toronto Disarmament Network. For more information or to volunteer, call xxx-xxxx.
- Two members of the Saint John, NB, Ploughshares group have set up the “Anvil Foundation” with $10,000 of their own money. In keeping with the resolution passed at the UN Special Session in 1978, the foundation hopes to increase the flow of information on the arms race and the disarmament movement to the people. Acdording to the resolution, educating and working for peace cannot be the responsibility of government alone. If you want to apply for funding or to contribute to the foundation, contact Rev. John Moses, Silver Falls United Church, 840 Loch Lomond Rd., Saint John, NB, E2J lZ2. Phone 506/xxx-xxxx (w) or 506/xxx-xxxx (h).
- The Campaign for a Nuclear-Free Ontario is gearing up to their major protest of the Darlington power plant scheduled for Sat. June 9th, with further action to take place on June 11. The Campaign is protesting all. aspects of the uranium trade in Ontario, from its mining and processing, to the reliance of Ontario on nuclear-generated electricity, as opposed to conservation or renewable energy. CNFO is also concerned about the use of CANDU reactors for bomb production and the large amounts of Plutonium that are produced in them.
- CNFO is having a major fundraiser, billed as a Reggae Extravaganza featuring the band Aikoben & Rebel Radio with other groups. This event is occurring at the Palais Royale on May 25 with tickets costing $7.00 in advance and $9.00 at the door, in St. Catherines on May 2nd and 18th. The theme of the meetings is “A future made possible through peace and ecology.” Contact: xxx-xxxx.
- For information on Ottawa support group to raise money for The Nuclear War Film, call Mahonri Young at 613/ xxx-xxxx. The film is being made by Peter Watkins, as a follow-up to his 1965 film The War Galme.
- Plans are underway to twin towns in Lincoln County, Ontario, with sister towns throughout the world. If you want to be part of the planning session, the Committee for Mundialised Communities will be meeting soon. Contact REACT at xxx-xxxx.
- May is the organising month for the Nuclear Free Zone movement in religious communities. The organisers will be holding a national press conference in the US during “Peace with Justice” week, May 4-13. For more information, contact Religious Task Forcel MFS, 85 So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, NY 11217, or phone 212/xxx-xxxx.
- The Vancouver Peace Centre Society has established a peace mission in its city. It will serve as a resource centre and offer space for speakers, exhibitions, performances and other events. The Society is also exploring the possibility of having a peace pavilion at Expo 86. Contact 1211 Bidwell St., Vancouver N6G 2K7, xxx-xxxx.