#yyj Peace Project – Celebrating a Week of ‘Peace’

Posted on August 12, 2014 by


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September 13th  to 23rd, 2015

Create or Join a ‘Peace Themed’ Event  and add it to #yyj calendar

Sunday, September 13th

Puppets for Peace Parade @ Vining Street Party on the Plaza

Puppets for Peace Founder – Tim Gosley​
  • 1:30 pm – Victoria High School Plaza – 1260 Grant Street

Tuesday, September 16th

Greater Victoria Labyrinth Friendship Days

Two Greater Victoria Mayors have declared September 16th Labyrinth Friendship Days!.

Local labyrinth stewards are hosting open events to celebrate these proclamations.  Come & explore walking these mindfulness pathways and hear the reading of the proclamations

  • 1st Central Saanich Labyrinth Friendship Day

Mayor Ryan Windsor of Central Saanich

1:30 pm – Woodwynn Peace Garden – 7789 West Saanich Road

Event Hosted by Woodwynn Farms

3rd Annual Victoria Labyrinth Friendship Day

  Mayor Lisa Helps of Victoria
  •      2:00 pm – Cadboro Bay United Church – 2625 Arbutus
Open House Hosted by Cadboro Bay United Church
  •      5:45 pm – 8:30 pm Irving Park Labyrinth – corners of Menzies & Michigan
Event Hosted by Church of Truth, Community of Conscious Living & Greater Victoria Labyrinths & Events

Sunday, September 20th

Community Giving Peace Labyrinth

  • 11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Centennial Square
Event Hosted by #yyjPeaceWeekProject
This year during Greater Victoria’s Peace Week  #yyjPeace is challenging Victoria to collect 1000 cans of donated can goods to build a labyrinth @ Victoria City Hall.  Our purpose is to bring attention to how food is a basic need and that without it we will not have peace!  We believe it fits in nicely with the United Nations Theme this year which is ‘Partnerships for Peace, Dignity for All.’
The donations for food will go to the Mustard Seed this year


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Monday, September 21st

Peace Labyrinth

  • 10:00 am – noon – Greater Victoria Public Library Central Branch – 735 Broughton

World Children’s Summit on Peace and Nature

  • 6:30 – 8:30 pm –  Alix Goolden Hall – 907 Pandora
World Childrens Summit Founder –  Kathleen Arnason
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Wednesday, September 23rd

Fall Equinox at the Irving Park Labyrinth Celebrating Peace Week

  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm – Irving Park – corners of Menzies & Michigan
Event Hosted by Church of Truth, Community of Conscious Living & Greater Victoria Labyrinths & Events
​Special Guests:  Louise Taylor, CorUnum Centre, and Betsy Nuse, Victoria Circle Dancing
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September 14 – 21st, 2014
Endorsed by:  Canadian Peace Initiative, Peace Quest, World Children’s Summit, Creatively United,  Labyrinth’s of Victoria, Puppets for Peace (add your name to the list!)
Sunday, September 14
Monday, September 15
Tuesday, September 16
  • Victoria’s 2nd Annual “Labyrinth Friendship Day
Proclamation signed by Mayor Dean Fortin
  • 9:00 a.m. – Cadboro Bay United Church

Cadboro Bay United Church is pleased to invite you as their guest to walk their beautiful inlaid labyrinth on Labyrinth Friendship Day, Sept 16th, 2014.  The labyrinth will be open for walking from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Enjoy their beautiful labyrinth with soft music and candlelight

  • 2625 Arbutus Rd.
  • 3:00 p.m. Contemplating the Labyrinth

Hosted by Greater Victoria Public Library Central Branch, Labyrinths of Victoria, Christ Church Cathedral and Henri Lock of UVic Multi Faith Chapel

3:00 p.m.

  • Meet up at Central Library – 735 Broughton St.
  • Contemplating the Labyrinth:  Labyrinth Talk given by Henri Lock – University Multi Faith Chapel

4:00 p.m.

  • Labyrinth Walk @ Christ Church Cathedral – 930 Burdett Ave

Register online @ www.gvpl.ca or call 250-940-4875


5:00 pm – Women’s Wisdom Open House
6:30 pm  – Short Presentation of Peace Week Project & Introduction to Labyrinths

Facebook event page – Max Furniture – #1-2745 Bridge Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4T1

Wednesday, September 17


  • Oneness Wednesday Writing Workshop with June Swandron
7:30 – 9 pm
  • The Church of Truth in James Bay will be hosting a ‘Peace Themed’ Writing workshop event with Junie Swandron.   Junie will be a guest facilitator for the Oneness Wednesday Program that begins at 7:30 pm to 9 pm. Please drop by the Church of Truth at 111 Superior Street to join Junie’s program.  By Donation to the Church of Truth.
Thursday, September 18
  • your event
Friday, September 19
  • Changemakers’ Summit 2.0
1 – 3 pm – University of Victoria

A One Wave Festival creative collaboration! Join Pacific Peoples’ Partnership , the UVic Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives, and Puppets for Peace for this artists’ panel exploring the role of the arts in social transformation. Free pizza lunch and puppet making! Followed by conversations with local groups creatively tackling Pacific issues.  

  • Cadboro Commons Building – Arbutus/Queenswood Rooms

Saturday, September 20
  • One Wave Festival

noon – 6 pm – Centennial Square

One Wave Festival is a movement for change.  Celebrate Pacific arts and culture and meet groups working for peace and environmental sustainability across the Pacific.  Join the Dance for Peace with Sacred Circle Dance at 2pm.  Look out for the costumed Cascadian Crusaders, Puppets for Peace, and the ever-popular World Fisheries Trust Sea aquarium!  Puppet making activities, artisan market, kids’ corner, live art, and installation art.

Esquimalt Singers and Dancers
Pearls of the South Pacific Dance Troupe
Sacred Circle Dance
Vibestreet Dance
Kemal Evans
MC:  Janet Marie Rogers & Jeremy Bally

One Wave Festival is produced by Pacific Peoples’ Partnership. For nearly 40 years, PPP has been Canada’s only non-profit, social justice organization dedicated to the South Pacific and North-South Indigenous linking.  Our mission is to support the aspirations of the people’s of the Pacific for peace, security, environmental sustainability, and development.


We honour the UN’s International Day of Peace (September 21), an annual event which promotes the ideals of peace, among and within all nations and people.

A volunteer team of International Folk and Sacred Circle Dancers will lead easy and fun dances for peace. Audience participation will be encouraged.

  • SIDNEY, VICTORIA, COWICHAN BAY, GABRIOLA ISLAND dance circles will help in leading this audience participation event; this will be followed by group photo
Sunday, September 21
  • Puppets for Peace Parade

Celebrate the United Nations’ International Day of Peace with a riot of puppets. Join a musical parade starting at Craigdarroch Castle and ending at Government House. Activities include puppet shows, a Peace Pole ceremony, Getting Higher Choir, music and food. Special guests include Judith Lawrence (Casey and Finnegan: Mr. Dressup), Karen Prell (Fraggle Rock), and the Puppeteers of America and more.  For up to date details visit Puppets for Peace

10:00 am – Craigdarrock Castle 
  • Festival including puppet shows & activities

Labyrinths of Victoria – walk a lawn labyrinth

Fountain of Peace (bring a small stone to place in the fountain)

Info table: Dept. of Peace/World Children’s Summit on Peace and Nature …

The Puppet Booth – Louise Booth (Victoria)

Tragic Symphony – Theatre Inconnu (Victoria)

Paper-folding Table – Wendy Passmore (Calgary)

Butterfly-making & Peace Doves

Giant Puppets: Ray Turner, Maxwell Dowie, Viktor Barkar

12:30 pm

  • Opening Ceremony

Harmony Peace Runners bring peace torch to …

Butch Dick – First Nations Welcome

Morgan Purvis – Victoria’s Youth Poet Laureate

Department of Peace Initiative

Peace Proclamation from The Mayor’s Office

1 pm

  • Puppets for Peace Parade 

Drum band MASALA

Celebrity parade marshalls:  Karen Prell (Red Fraggle) & Judith Lawrence (Mr. Dressup)

Puppets of all sizes with lots of giant ones.

DanaeBrissonett’s(Quebec) – living mural comes alive off the wall of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria as the parade passes!

 1:45 pm  

  • Government House

Her Honour, Judith Guichon, the Lieutenant Governor  for British Columbia to greet the parade participants.

Youth Marimba Group from Shawnigan Lake.

 La La (First Nations Mask Dancers)

Peace Pole Ceremony – with Pearson College students

Gettin’ Higher Choir with puppets

RICK SCOTT (Award Winning Children’s Performer)

Sutrisno Hartana & Family Javanese music & dance @ the Glass Pavilion

The Mezmerizing Mermaid @ the Duck Pond

Punch 4 Peace: Theatre Inconnu Youth Program @ Peter’s Rock

3:30 – 4 pm 
  • Give Peace a Dance

A volunteer team of International Folk and Sacred Circle Dancers with special guests ‘The Klez’ – a group of superb musicians accompanying the dancers with an international repertoire will lead easy and fun dances for peace. Audience participation will be encouraged.

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