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Equinox WC day on March 20th -
International Peace Day, on September 21th

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Dorothea Sheasby, Heidi Shrouder, John Seaby, Charlotte Sheasby-Coleman,

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MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO
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Peace Day 2013

PLANET EARTH IS OUR HOME

HUMANITY IS OUR FAMILY

The Details:

When Saturday September 21st at 5:00 pm

Where Peace Stone by the shore of Lake
Ontario in Richara's Memorial Park:
804 Lakeshore Rd. West Lome Park
L5H 2V7

World Citizenship in Action Award

What

  • Award Presentation
  • Messages of Peace
  • Musical performances by:
    • Angela Turone
    • Christina Mulligan
    • The Raging Grannies
    • The Reverend Elvis (host)
  • Peace and Human Rights Promotions

The 2013 World Citizenship in Action Award will be presented by Canadian Registrar, Dorothea Sheasby to Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish whose life and work so-strongly reflect our cor principles of global citizenship including dedication toward working for the establishment of a culture of peace and a new civilization that is based on respect for life, the environment an one another.

INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY CELEBRATION

and presentation of the 2013 World Citizen in Action Award to Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. At the Peace Stone in Richard's Memorial Park

  • It Takes a Whole Village by Strathee Performed by Bruce Sheasby
  • Welcome by Bruce Sheasby, Master of Ceremonies and Dorothea Sheasby, Registrar of World Citizens in Canada
  • A Buddhist Message of Peace - Heide Shrouder
  • A Message of Peace from a Veteran of War - Jules Tindungan
  • I Hope by the Dixie Chicks - Angela Turone
  • A Hindu Message of Peace - Sanjay Bhawsar
  • Peace in the World, Song of Peace and When Nobody Marches off to War - Raging Grannies, Phyllis Creighton and Doris Bradley
  • Keynote Address on Living for Peace by Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish
  • I Believe in You by Amanda Marshall Performed by Christina Melanie
  • In Memory of Garry Davis, an Original World Citizen (1921-2013) - Harold Suderman
  • A Hebrew Message of Peace and Singing of Hevenu Shalom Aleichem -Alejandro, Reni and Raphy Pereira
  • Pledge of World Citizenship - Marva Salvador Arthur
  • Where is the Love by The Black-Eyed Peas Performed by Angela Turone
  • Presentation of the World Citizenship in Action Award to Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish by Dorothea Sheasby
  • Acknowledgements and Thanks - Charlotte Sheasby-Coleman
  • May be It's Time - Written and Performed by Bruce Sheasby

It is our hope that all who visit here will be touched by the beauty of this Peace Stone by the water and its simple message, and that they may be inspired to live their lives as true citizens of the world, caring for all people and for our planet in a spirit of compassion, generosity, understanding and love.


Here, Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish (centre) was honoured
with the 2013 Citizenship in Action Award
by registrar Dorothea Sheasby (left) and organizer Charlotte Sheasby-Coleman.

REGISTRY OF WORLD CITIZENS IN CANADA

A new butterfly bush will be planted in memory of Garry Davis. Like the other giants of Peace who are remembered with these gardens, we mourn Garry's passing but celebrate, with gratitude, his life and good works.

AKNOWLEDGEMENTS

We gratefully acknowledge the loving and generous bequest of Andy and Florence Kapos who made the dream of this Peace Stone a reality.

We also acknowledge all who partnered in the creation of the Peace Stone and its journey from vision to installation in 2008 and 2009. Special thanks also to Heather Bowser of Champion Trophies who created the Peace Stone plaque and who creates each World Citizenship in Action award.

We thank the City of Mississauga and especially, Frank Buckley, Shelley Tsolakis and Jeff Cunningham for their ongoing kindness and assistance. We also thank Mayor McCallion for her support, and David Noyes for caring for the gardens and watching over the Peace Stone.

We are deeply grateful to The Mississauga News and News Editor, John Stewart, for the generosity with which they have shared our efforts over the years. We thank as well, Head Photographer, Fred Loek who has covered so many of our events as well as Jason Spencer who is here today.

We thank Emily Coleman for the design and creation of the 2013 Peace Day poster and thank Raoul Coleman and Alejandro Pereira for filming the event.

To all who are performing and participating today, thank you for sharing your time, talent and energy. And to all of you who have come to share in the celebration, thank you for your presence, your enthusiasm and for each good work you do when you leave here.

May the positive, creative spirit of our endless universe guide and protect us all.

Dorothea Sheasby
and Charlotte Sheasby-Coleman
on behalf of the Registry of World Citizens in Canada

PLANET EARTH IS OUR HOME.

HUMANITY IS OUR FAMILY.

 


A call for peace

Mississauga residents were issued a challenge today — International Peace Day — to restore peace.

Dorothea Sheasby, registrar of the Canadian chapter of the Registry of World Citizens and a longtime activist who regularly brings peace issues to City Council, helped to arrange a local celebration this morning at Richard's Memorial Park in Port Credit.

Her daughter, Charlotte Sheasby-Coleman, was also among some 20 residents who sat next to the Peace Stone, a sculpted marble stone about five-feet in height bearing the inscription "Planet Earth is our Home, Humanity is our Family," on the shores of Lake Ontario. She asked people to join the war resisters movement.

"What if they had a war and nobody came," Sheasby-Coleman said. "People who go to war and decide it's wrong...what happens to them?"

She, along with thousands of others, have joined War Resisters in Canada to help support its latest endeavour, Bill C-440, which would allow United States Iraq War resisters to live in Canada.

A world without war is a world Sheasby has long fought for.

Today, one year since the Peace Stone was unveiled, she stands firm in her belief that those words are the only way to live.

"I believe if everyone would eternalize the Earth, it would make a difference," she said. "The Earth is just a planet floating around space. We need harmonized peace."

Youel Serkis, board president of the United Nations Association in Canada, Toronto Region, said more people died during the Second World War than World War I because of advanced weapons.

"Can you imagine what would happen if there was another war now? There would be no world," he said.

Serkis encouraged young people in the audience to carry on his work, that of helping to eliminate nuclear weapons.

Various others in attendance, including environmental activist Lois James, also provided words of inspiration.

21/09/2010
http://www.mississauga.com/article/876336--a-call-for-peace

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