On this page we present images of our posters for the current and previous editions of the annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemorations in Toronto. Where there is additional material -- press packs, ancillary events, or other documentation -- we may also provide links.
Keynote speaker: The Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C.
Author, former Senator, MP, and Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament
Grammy-Nominated Flautist Ron Korb
Isshin Daiko of Toronto Musical Ensemble
Toronto Pax Christi Chorale
Toronto’s Raging Grannies
4:30-6:30 pm: Community & Craft Tables
6:30 pm: Commemoration Ceremony
8:30 pm: Lantern Ceremony
Hiroshima/Nagasaki Day Coalition
Image: mural by Tatsuya Tomizawa, made with thousands of hand-folded paper cranes. Photo by Tim Wright
Date: Wednesday May 18, 2016
Time: 11:30 am
Location: Peace Garden Area (north-west side of Nathan Phillips Square, near Osgoode Law Society)
11:30 am Invited guests arrive at the Peace Garden
11:35 am Choir Singing: Jarvis Collegiate Institute students
11:38 am Emcee (TBD) Introduction of dignitaries and background of the Peace Garden provided
by City staff
11:42 am Smudging Ceremony: Traditional Aboriginal Elder: Cat Crieger
11:48 am Mayor John Tory –Speech – 3 mins.
11:52 am Consul General of Japan Mr. Yasunori Nakayama–Speech
11:56 am Toronto's Poet Laureate: Anne Michaels
11:59 am Setsuko Thurlow, Hiroshima Peace Ambassador
12.04 pm Zul Kassamali, Chair Toronto Area Interfaith Council
12:07 pm Parliamentary Poet Laureate: George Elliot Clarke
12:08 pm Father Lombardi speaks and then goes to light the Eternal flame hands the mic to Phyllis Creighton. Phyllis speaks about the significance of the water while Setsuko Thurlow is pouring the water
12:15 pm Choir Singing: Jarvis Collegiate Institute students
The HDC was a sponsor of the April 24, 2012 event "Chernobyl, Fukushima, Darlington and Beyond", organized by Veterans Against Nuclear Arms. Other sponsors included Voice of Women and Science for Peace. See this link for text and audio of Angela Bischoff's keynote speech.
More material on the 2010 archive page
See main page for events during Hiroshima/Nagasaki week, August 2016.