Updated! Hiroshima and Nagasaki Day events in Canada 2022
Every year peace groups organize events in cities and communities around the word to remember the horrific atomic bombing by the United States of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, on August 6 and August 9, 1945.
The events typically include guest speakers, music, and lantern ceremonies where paper, hand-made lanterns are floated on ponds. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, many events have moved online.
“Honouring Peace: 77th Anniversary of Hiroshima & Nagasaki”
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
Esquimalt Gorge Park
1070 Tillicum Road
Victoria, BC V9A 2A1
“Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony”
Saturday, August 6, 2022
Salt Spring Island, BC
Saturday, August 6, 2022 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Peace Park – Heiwa Garden
101 Jackson Ave
Salt Spring Island
Elizabeth May will be the keynote speaker at the annual ceremony in remembrance of the bombing of Hiroshima, on August 6th, 1945. This year marks 77 years since the bombing.
In Castlegar, meet at the Doukhobor Discovery Center at 6 pm for Hiroshima Day on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 6:00 pm and then in Grand Forks for Nagasaki Day on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 in Gyro Park at 6 pm.
“Commemorating Hiroshima Day: 360 Degrees of Peace”
Saturday, August 6, 2022 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
Please join us for a noon hour vigil at Parade Square, Kjipuktuk. We will have a petition to sign and White Peace Poppies to share.
“Global Alert: Canada, Sign the Nuclear BAN Treaty!”
The Hiroshima Nagasaki Day Coalition (HNDC) invites Peace Quest to support us & join us in peace in a virtual commemoration ceremony to mark the 77th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki.
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 7:00 – 8:30 PM EDT
Registration link: tinyurl.com/CanadaSignTheBan
“Peace Memorial Lantern Ceremony”
Please join Ban the Bomb and others on August 6th in commemorating the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and to call for the abolition of nuclear weapons.
Saturday, August 6, 2022, 7:000 PM
Queen Elizabeth Driveway, just north of 5th Avenue on the Rideau Canal Pathway
Masks and physical distancing encouraged
“The Day After” film screening and discussion
The Day After is an American post-apocalyptic film that first aired on November 20, 1983, on the ABC television network. A record-setting 100 million people watched it in the US – and 200 million on Russian TV during its initial broadcast.
Saturday, August 6, 2022, 12:00 PM ET
Host Contact Info: Montreal@WorldBEYONDWar.org
No More Hiroshimas!
Oppose nuclear weapons and all weapons of mass destruction! Get Canada and more governments to sign the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Shut down the arms trade. No to war, no to NATO. Get Canada out of NATO.
Saturday, August 6, 2022 , 2:30 PM – 4 PM
Seaforth Peace Park Peace Flame