2017 Peace Fest — FREE ADMISSION
August 12 (Saturday) | Mel Lastman Square North York | 3-9pm
3-6pm: art vendors | peace boat origami | chalk art |street performance
6-9pm: peace concert
9pm: peace boat ceremony
Peace Fest is a peacebuilding and educational initiative. It encapsulates our passion for social justice and hopes for a brighter future as we shed light on the dark chapters of the history of WWII in Asia. At this unique festival, community members are invited to celebrate the pursuit for reconciliation and sustain their hopeful spirit for peace through the various outdoor activities and events such as chalk art, origami-making, art exhibition, arts and craft vendors, and musical performances throughout the day.
ALPHA hopes to create a safe and open environment for more community members to be aware of the forgotten history of WWII in Asia and the need for more peaceful ways of reconciliation between affected nations. Peace Fest also celebrates the steps individuals are already taking to build a more peaceful and harmonious society.