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Mother's Day in Sudbury

David Delaunay — June 1984

SUDBURY Over 400 signatures were gathered for the Peace Petition Caravan Campaign in a special Mother’s Day canvass, organized by the Sudbury Women’s Centre. Those who went door-to-door were impressed with the high level of support they received. About 80% of those approached signed the petition. Buoyed by their success, many canvassers have decided to do more petitioning for the PPCC.

Mother’s Day originated as a day of peace, initiated by Julia Ward Howe following her experience tending the wounded. in the American Civil War. The Mayor of Sudbury declared it a “Day of Peace, Love and Understanding, in recognition of the dream of all mothers for a peaceful world for their children and grandchildren.”

Before going door-to-door, a balloon-fest was held in a downtown park. One hundred people heard moving speeches by Dr. Jane Cox, M.D., co-chair of the PPCC in Sudbury, and Yvonne Obonsawin, grandmother, community activist, and narrator of the film All of Our Lives, on women and aging.

Keeping with the theme of “We’d rather see people blow up balloons than blow up the world,” over 150 balloons, shaped as a large dove and a women’s symbol, were used.

Both the balloon-fest and the Mayor’s declaration were well covered on the local media.

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