anon — July 1983
- Eryl Court (of Toronto) is looking for people interested in playing the war-peace game Firebreaks (see Resources for description). If you’d like to play, contact her at xxx-xxxx of leave a message at CANDIS xxx-xxxx.
- The Cruise Missile Conversion Project is taking two buses to Washington August 27 to the 20th Anniversary Martin Luther King March. One 3 day and one 2 day trip: $65 each Accommodation free or subsidised.
Contact: Andrew, xxx-xxxx or CMCP xxx-xxxx.
- The Saturday following the signing of the subagreement to test cruise missiles in Canada there will be demonstrations around Canada.
- Toronto — 1 pm at Liberal Party HQ, 34 King St. E, Contact: ACT xxx-xxxx.
- Winnipeg — Contact: Winnipeg Coordinating Committee for Disarmament at (204) xxx-xxxx.
- Regina — Contact: Regina Coalition for Peace and Disarmament.
- Calgary — Contact: Emily Drzymala at (403) xxx-xxxx.
- Vancouver — At Robson Square, Contact: End the Arms Race Coalition, other locations to be announced.
- On June 22nd in B.C., World Conference on Religion for peace had their founding meeting. There were more than six different world faiths present and Dr. Satyen Banjeree was elected President.
For further information contact: (604) xxx-xxxx.
- International Satellite Monitoring Agency (ISMA) — The United Nations has been considering the establishment of a world agency to gather and interpret worldwide satellite images of military activity. The existence of that ISMA would encourage peace agreements between nations without their own satellite technology. It could also provide updated information about the superpowers’ arsenals. A moderately wide mobilisation of Canadians behind the idea could lead Ottawa to support the U.N. For groups interested is promoting ISMA there is an information sheet available at CANDIS (416)xxx-xxxx.
- Information about the October 22nd Demonstration, call xxx-xxxx.
- July 4th to Labour Day: “Women’s Peace Encampment for a future of Peace and Justice.” At Seneca Army Depot near Ithaca, N.Y. Women have purchased a 33 acre wooded lot next to the Depot, which stores nuclear weapons, for a summer of workshops, celebrations and non-violent resistance.
- For more information write; Women’s Encampment, 150 Castle St., Geneva, N.Y. 14430 or Women’s Encampment, c/o Women’s Action for Peace, 730 Bathurst St., Toronto M5S 9Z9, (416) xxx-xxxx.
- The film America from Hitler to MX is now available for rental in Western Canada from South Saskatchewan Committee for World Development for $30 plus shipping. Lower rental rates can be negotiated.
Contact: Warren Linds at SSWCD, 1602- 12th Ave., Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 0L6 at (306)xxx-xxxx.
- Arts for Peace needs volunteers for postering, ushering etc, for their festival. Call xxx-xxxx and leave message for Joan McColm.
- Women’s Action for Peace will be having a grand annual Bazaar/Rummage Sale Sat. Oct. 1. We need your gizmos, widgets and junque. All proceeds to WAP’s peace work and legal defense fund. Call xxx-xxxx for pick-up/drop-off throughout the summer.
- Operation Dismantle delivered an open letter to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and 212 other MPs asserting their intention to take the government to court when and if the agreement with the U.S. to test cruise missiles in Canada is signed. They conclude that such testing represents an infringement of our “right to life and security” as guaranteed In Article 7 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Seventeen organisations including 2 national unions have agreed to participate.
For more information contact: Br. Stoyanovich at Operation Dismantle, Ottawa (613)xxx-xxxx.
Peace Petition Caravan Update
Plans for the Peace Petition Caravan have consolidated now with the main caravan taking place in late spring 1984.
On June 29th the National Committee of the Peace Petition Caravan met in Ottawa to elaborate and confirm these plans. Headquarters for the Peace Petition Caravan are now in Ottawa at the Peace Centre.
Contact: Jamie Scott, Tony Webb or Dave Langille at (6l3) xxx-xxxx.
New Peace Groups
- East York Peace Committee
P.O. Box 465, Toronto, M4A 2P1.
Contact at xxx-xxxx.
- Trinity Peace Association
1068 Bloor St. W., Toronto, M6M IM6.
Contact: Trudy Testenborn at xxx-xxxx.
- Canadian Council for Peace & Freedom
7 Silvan Corsway, Willowdale. Ontario. M2R 3
Contact: Major John Hasek at xxx-xxxx or xxx-xxxx.
- Hope of Tomorrow
(Youth Group) 945 Midland Ave., Apt. 202, Scarborough MIX 405.
Contact: Keith Sutton at xxx-xxxx.
If you are forming or have formed a new peace group contact CANDIS at xxx-xxxx and we will announce your group in the next Peace Calendar.
- North York Ontario (May 1983)
- London Ontario
- Ottawa Ontario
- Peterborough Ontario
- Ancaster Ontario (June 1983)
- Brantford Ontario
- Hamilton Ontario
- Lakefield Ontario
- Thunder Bay Ontario
- Toronto Ontario
- Vancouver British Columbia
The Peace Calendar will be publishing monthly tabs of all places in Canada attempting and succeeding at establishing Nuclear Weapon Free Zones. Please keep us informed of these areas by phoning us at (416) xxx-xxxx or writing us C/O CANDIS, to Trinity Sq.. Toronto, ON.