Surrey, BC, September 18, 2017 – The Global Peace Alliance, Surrey Society (GPA) is pleased to announce its 2017 ‘GIVE PEACE A CHANCE’ (GPAC) SURREY FESTIVAL. This is the second in a series of annual GPAC festivals to commemorate “International Day of Peace” set by the United Nations. We celebrate our cultural mosaic and eliminate cultural misconceptions and intolerance that can lead to conflicts and violence. People come together to enjoy exotic music, songs and dances as well as to look at exhibits of varied cultures around British Columbia, and beyond. Many supporting organizations will be on hand with information and display booths.

At the same event GPA will recognize, with certificates and trophies, the participants and winners of its 2017 PEACE-THEMED ARTS & LITERARY CONTESTS. These contests also take place annually to engage people of all ages in British Columbia and beyond in creative peace-themed works. They are used to create and annually expand a ‘Dictionary of Peace” for children and a data base of conflict transformation and peace building ideas for adults. Winning works are exhibited in public venues.

We will have ample fun for the young such as face-painting, origami peace doves and poetry. This is a free event open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Date: Saturday, 7 October 2017
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Fleetwood Community Center, 15996 – 84th Avenue, Surrey BC V4N 0W1

We are proud to live in a country such as Canada where our peaceful communities can show the world that change can occur from tension, fear, and uncertainty to relief, resilience and durable peace without violence.

  • May everyone care for the needs of others and share what is available in a more equitable manner!
  • May no one take vengeance for past wrongs of others!
  • May everyone always act responsibly in a trustworthy and reliable manner!
  • May everyone appreciate the well being and happiness of all humans, just as one’s own – irrespective of any identifiable difference! 

Contact for more details | interviews:

B. Herath, PhD
President | Global Peace Alliance, Surrey Society
O. Box 73119
Evergreen RPO
Surrey BC V3R 0J2
Tel: 604.583.6767 | 604.753.7496 (C)
Email: info@peacealways.org
Website: www.peacealways.org


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