Global Peace Alliance Festival Highlights 2022

Every year Global Peace Alliance celebrates the International Day of Peace with the multicultural “Give Peace a Chance” festival and acknowledgement of Literary and Visual Arts Contest winners. Here are the highlights from last year’s event.

There are many pictures on Facebook but here are some main that capture a bit of the festival.

President's Welcome Niovi Patsicakis Your MCs are Gurpreet Kaur Gill and Raman Sangha-Dham
Tom Jackson speaks about Orange Shirt Day and gives a special message to GPA
Keynote Speaker Melinda Kachine Bige Chair of Indigenous Studies – Kwantlen University Topic: Truth and Reconciliation as it relates to peace. Teachings on what Truth and Reconciliation look like, what we can do. And her daughter.
Panel Discussion: “End Racism. Make Peace” with Peter Prontzos, Lorene Oikawa, and Troy Derrik. Annie Ohana moderator
Panel Discussion: “End Racism. Make Peace” with Peter Prontzos, Lorene Oikawa, and Troy Derrik. Annie Ohana moderator
South East Asian Cultural Society- Song of Vietnam accompanied by music, Conical hats dance.
National Folk Art society- Yangee Chinese Dance
Various volunteer and guest pictures.
Everyone enjoyed the plentiful food variety.
ART winners on stage and with President.
Other Peace and community support organizations
More peace and community support
More peace and community support
End of the day group picture

Venue access made possible by Bell. Many thanks to the Bell Performing Arts Centre Community Program and our sponsors!

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