Cross-Canada Day to Oppose War on Iraq
November 16 and 17, 2002
Last updated: November 14, 2002, 4:30 pm EST.
On November 17, 2001, more than 20,000 people in at least 25 communities across Canada organized public events to oppose the war in Afghanistan. One year later, we face the likelihood of a war on Iraq.
Once again, people across Canada are organizing peace and anti-war rallies, marches, demonstrations and events. Will you be part of a cross-Canada effort to keep Canada from joining this latest US war?
The Canadian Peace Alliance invites everyone to prominently show the peace symbol to demonstrate your opposition to war on Iraq. Use it on signs, on t-shirts, on face paint - anywhere you can share the message of peace. You can make your own or download our image:
You can also download a window sign for your home or office - it's tabloid size (11 by 17) and in pdf format (you need Adobe Acrobat to read it). Download.
Here is a list of events taking place on November 16 and 17 across the country. Please check back periodically for updates.
Tofino, November 17, 12 noon. Protest march starting at the gazebo in the village green on the corner of 3rd & Campbell. For information contact 250-725-1269 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victoria, November 17, 1 pm. Gather at Centennial Square. Rally will begin at 2 pm at the Legislature/Cenotaph. Organized by Victoria Campaign Aganst War and Sanctions on Iraq. For information contact: 250-385-7087 or email@example.com.
Vancouver, November 17, noon. Gather at Peace Flame Park (Burrard and 1st Ave) or at Sea Bus Terminal (Richards and Cordova). March to Sunset Beach for rally with music and speakers at 2 pm. Organized by November 17 Peace Coalition, www.geocities.com/stopthewaroniraq. For information contact: CESAPI 604-737-1299 or firstname.lastname@example.org or EAR 604-687-3223 or email@example.com.
Prince George, November 16, 11 am. Assemble at the court house. Rally w/ speakers. Hosted by the Prince George Collective of the Communist Party of Canada and The Popular Front for the Defence of the Community. 250-563-8286.
Penticton BC, November 17, 1 pm. Grapes of Wrath in front of Penticton High School. Rally and Penticton Raging Grannies. Organized by Penticton Peace Group. For information, contact: Brigid Kemp, 250-494-3279 or 250-809-8522.
Grand Forks BC, November 16, 1-4 pm. Holding a town hall meeting at the Grand Forks Town Hall, across the hall from where people will be voting in the local elections. Invited speakers include local peace activists, local MP Jim Gouk, students from the Boundary Peace Coalition, and a Government of Canada representative.
Nelson, November 16, 1 pm. Gather outside the CIBC (459 Baker Street) for a peace vigil & singing. Event organized by the Raging Grannies.
Calgary, November 16, 12 pm. Anti-War Rally and March. Meet at Memorial Park, 4th St and 12th Ave SW. Sponsored by CANESI and CPC (Calgary).
Edmonton, November 17, 12 noon. Enough of War march and rally. Begins at Corbett Hall (corner of 114 Street and 82 Avenue) and will march down Whyte Avenue to McIntyre Park ("Gazebo Park"). For information contact: 780-438-5456; http://www.wage-peace.org.
Saskatoon, November 15, 5:30 pm. Vigil at Vimy Memorial Bandshell. This is also the first day to put white cloths in our windows. Please bring candles and white cloth rectangles to distribute and share. For information: 306-665-3430.
Regina, November 16, 1 pm. Rally and march against the war, Regina City Hall forum. For information: 306-347-7693 or 306-569-7699.
Brandon, November 16, 2 pm. Walk for Peace. Meeting outside Clarke Hall, University of Brandon. For information: Lisa 204-725-5290 or Connie 204-726-1791.
Winnipeg, November 17, 1:30 pm. Assemble at City Hall, march to the Legislature. For information contact: Nov. 17 No War With Iraq Coalition, 204-775-8178 or 204-453-3994.
Thunder Bay, November 17, 2 pm. Come together to demand peace. Gather in front of the Thunder Bay Armory on Park Avenue.
Windsor, November 17, 1 pm. Anti-war demonstration and rally. Gather at Charles Clark Square, Windsor (University Ave. by City Hall). At 1:30, march to Dieppe Gardens (foot of Ouellette Ave.) for rally and speeches at 2. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Catharines, November 15, 2:30 pm. Rally for peace and justice in Iraq at Montebello Park, downtown St. Catharines. Sponsored by Brock Anti-War Club. For information, contact email@example.com.
Hamilton, November 16, 11 am. Rally at Hamilton City Hall. Organized by November 16 Coalition Against an Attack on Iraq. For information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toronto, November 16, 1 pm. Rally at Queens Park and march. Organzied by Toronto Committee Against Sanctions and War on Iraq. For information contact: email@example.com.
Midland, ON, November 17, 4 pm. An event for families with speakers, peace songs, Raging Grannies, kid's artwork and living candlelit peace sign on the grass outside. Location: St. Pauls United Church, 308 King St. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kingston, November 16, 2 pm. Rally at City Hall. For information contact email@example.com.
Ottawa, November 17, 2 pm. No war on the Iraqi people! No war on Iraq! The Raging Grannies will kick off the day with a silent march to the Hill and a vigil; rally starts on Parliament Hill at 2. Students then will lead a march to the US embassy to deliver notice that they will be inspected for weapons of mass destruction. Organized by Ottawa Iraq Anti-War Action Committee www.nowar-paix.ca. For information, contact: 613-523-1077 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montreal, 17 novembre, 12h. Manifestation pour la paix. Rassemblement au Parc Lafontaine. 13h : départ en direction du Complexe Guy-Favreau. Stop the War Peace March. Gather at Parc Lafontaine (Sherbrooke & Calixa-Lavallee). 1 pm depart for Complexe Guy-Favreau. Organized by Collectif Échec à la Guerre, www.fiiq.qc.ca/echecalaguerre.htm (in English http://www.fiiq.qc.ca/echecalaguerre_e.htm.) For information contact 514-356-8888, ext 2304 or 514-278-9014.
Sherbrooke, 17 novembre, 13h. Participez à un rassemblement en vue de promouvoir la paix et la justice. Départ de la marche : Place Belvédère à Sherbrooke). Fin de la marche : Parc Champ de Mars. Pour plus dinformations : Suzanne Labbé (SPE) 819-562-9547.
Ville de Québec, 17 novembre, 13h. Depart devant le Musée du Québec (sur les plaines dAbraham). Organized by Coalition Quebec-Irak and Quebec-Palestine : www.coalitionsquebec.org. For information contact: ph: 418-521-4000 (Sébastien Bouchard) or email@example.com.
Fredericton, November 17, 1 pm. Stop the war rally. Meet at City Hall. Bring banners, bring musical instruments and bring your friends. Children are welcome.
Halifax/Darmouth, November 17, 1 pm. Grand Peace March and Rally. Depart from the Common Triangle (Bell & Cogswell). Organized by Halifax Peace Coalition. For information contact: 902-455-2965 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sydney, NS, November 16, 1 pm. Launch of a "Petition Against War in Iraq", organised by Peace Quest Cape Breton, at the Sydney Shopping Centre. For information contact: 902-733-2918 or email@example.com.
Charlottetown, November 17, 1:30 pm. Peace Rally. Gather at Coles Building. Proceed to Basilica Rec Centre for 2 pm. Sponsored by Island Peace Committee. For information contact 902-368-7337.
St. John's, November 17, 2 pm. March and rally. Meet at Bannerman Park, continue to the stage on George Street. For information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also: November 15-17: Columbus, Georgia. On the same weekend as the Canadian day of action against war, School of the Americas Watch is organizing a massive vigil, rally and non-violent direct action outside the Fort Benning military base in Columbus Georgia. Thousands of people from the US, Canada and elsewhere in the Americas will be coming together to call for the closing of the notorious US Army's School of the Americas (aka "Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation"). For over 50 years the Latin American graduates of this school have returned to their home countries to oppress, torture, disappear and murder those who dare to try to resist the US corporate-military agenda of exploitation and control. School of the Americas Watch supporters will be taking part in the Canadian Day of Action marches in Vancouver, Victoria & hopefully elsewhere.
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