#yyj1000canchallengeforpeace – Create Community Giving Labyrinth

Posted on September 12, 2015 by

#yyj1000canchallengeforpeaceGreater Victoria for Peace and Intercultural Celebrations is accepting the challenge of The Mustard Seed 2nd Annual Pie Off Challenge!Mustard Seed Logo

Our challenge is to build a walking labyrinth at Centennial Square on Sunday, September 20th!  We need to collect 1000 cans of food to create a walking labyrinth in the court yard of Centennial Square.

Our purpose to generate awareness that:

you can’t have peace without food!

Food is a basic need.  If this basic need is not met, there is a dis-connect in the shared values of humanity. The focus becomes, “survival.”

We have chosen a labyrinth to represent the mindfulness connection that peace begins with the right conditions of safety and support.    Walking a labyrinth reflects a safe journey to walk individually in the support of a community.

With only a week to collect and receive 1000 cans to create Victoria’s first Community Giving Labyrinth we are creating the social media hashtag #yyj1000canchallengeforpeace in hopes of encouraging Victorians to participate!

How to Donate:  Create a drop off box in your school, office, business or group and start collecting. Share your commitment with us and on social media and challenge friends, associates and family to participate using hashtag  #yyj1000canchallengeforpeace.

On September 20th we will be on location at 11:00 a.m. to accept donation drop offs and begin building the labyrinth pathways followed by a community walk at 1:00 p.m.  Drop off zone – in front of MacPherson!

We are also available Friday to accept donations.

Greater Victoria for Peace and Intercultural Celebrations began as a grassroots campaign to bring focused attention to the United Nations International Day of Peace, known as World Peace Day, on September 21st.  In 2014 GVPIC began a Peace Week Calendar to highlight peace themed events in the Greater Victoria Communities.  This year the calendar begins Sept 13 through to Sept 23.

The Mustard Seed has been essential in fighting hunger and restoring faith to a large portion of people living in poverty, as well as the working poor, in greater Victoria since 1975. Our programs and services are nearly 100 percent community funded and include Vancouver Island’s largest food bank, a clothing bank, a church, a family center, counseling services, life-skills training programs and addictions recovery at Hope Farm Healing Centre. We serve, on average, over 5,000 per month, with more than 50 volunteers keeping things running on a daily basis.

Contact:  Renee Lindstrom – 250*361*7508 for more info on collecting

yyjpeace – poster 1000 cans