Welcome to WILPF Canada!

WILPF Canada’s goals are to bring together women of different political beliefs and philosophies who are united in their determination to study, make known and help abolish the causes and the legitimization of war; and to work toward world peace; total and universal disarmament; the abolition of violence and coercion in the settlement of conflict and their substitution in every case of negotiation and conciliation; the strengthening of the United Nations system; the continuous development and implementation of international law; political and social equality and economic equity; co-operation among all people; and an environmentally sustainable development.

For more about WILPF, its history, goals and activities, visit WILPF International


RECENT NEWS:

May 27: Patsy George will talk about the U.N. Association and its work locally.

Six members have committed to coming. Let’s bring the number up to ten!  Let Judy know.

Let Peace be Their Memorial – Mourning Less-Recognized Victims of War

Join Us November 11 to Commemorate Civilian Victims of War and Conflict at the south plaza of Seaforth Peace Park at Burrard and First Avenue from 2:30 to 3:45pm.

Let Peace be Their Memorial – Mourning Less-Recognized Victims of War will commemorate civilian victims of war and conflict.  The ceremony will the laying of wreaths, include peace songs and two or three brief presentations.

This free public, city sanctioned event is being co-hosted by Vancouver Peace Poppies and the BC Humanist Association.

Aug. 6: Hiroshima Day in Nanaimo

Nanaimo’s fifteenth annual Lanterns for Peace Ceremony will be held on Saturday August 6th.  Lanterns will be launched at dusk at Swa A Lana Lagoon on Nanaimo’s waterfront.  This is an event for everyone including families and children.

The ceremony is to commemorate the anniversary of the first use of the atomic bomb when the city of Hiroshima was reduced to ashes in 1945.
The City of Nanaimo has declared August 6th, Hiroshima  Day in Nanaimo.  This is in keeping with Nanaimo’s status as a nuclear-weapons- free city and with past proclamations by the City.

This year there will be folk dancing at 8 pm which anyone is welcome to join.  The dance will be followed by peace songs at  8.45 by The Owl and  The Pussycat.  The Lantern Ceremony begins at  9 pm and includes The Everybody Sings  Choir, The Nordli Ukelele  Group, Margaret Sutton  playing the Shakuhashi. ( Japanese flute) and words by our MP Sheila Malcolmson and MLA  Leonard Krog. The public is invited to help launch the lanterns at 9.30.

The ceremony is organized each year by the Nanaimo Chapter of WILPF.

Sept. 24.

Have a good summer, everyone, and we’ll see you then.

June 25: Planning Action Meeting

This meeting will be held at the home of Marlene LeGates. Please email if you need directions (mlegates33@gmail.com).