Winnipeg’s annual Walk for Peace is scheduled for Saturday, June 14, 2008, beginning at 12 Noon.
The Walk will oppose Canada’s continuing military intervention in Afghanistan and the increasing tendency of Canadian governments to support such unjust wars.
In a complementary theme, the marchers will express support for American war resisters who have chosen to flee to Canada rather than participate in US military aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Prior to the march, Project Peacemakers will host a Peace Service at Broadway Disciples United Church (396 Broadway), beginning at 11:00 A.M.
The Walk for Peace will begin at noon at the Manitoba Legislature. Marchers will proceed west on Broadway to Portage Avenue, and then east on Portage Avenue to Memorial Boulevard.
Following the march there will be speakers, food and entertainment at Memorial Park.
Speakers will include:
- Judy Wasylycia-Leis (MP-Winnipeg North), who will speak on Canada’s war in Afghanistan
- Howard Davidson, who will speak from personal experience on war resisters in Canada
More Information: Peace Alliance Winnipeg