The Canberra community is invited to attend the official launch of Canberra’s first ever Peace Bell, the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell on Friday 23rd February 2018.

The Peace Bell project was initiated by Rotary in partnership with the World Peace Association, with Rotary Canberra Burley Griffin taking on the ambitious project of fundraising, coordinating the design with local architects and overseeing the build of the World Peace Bell Pavilion at Canberra Nara Peace Park on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.

The Canberra Rotary Peace Bell is a major achievement for Rotary in Canberra as this year marks the 90th anniversary of Rotary in Canberra.

The Canberra community is invited to attend the official launch of the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell which will include:

  • Religious leaders from 12 different denominations coming together to ring the bell in harmony;
  • Students from local Canberra schools and cubs groups who have raised funds toward the construction of the Pavilion singing John Lennon’s Imagine and the Australian National Anthem;
  • A chorus of women singing for peace;
  • Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony by a local Aboriginal dance group;
  • The awarding of the Chief Minister’s Peace Prize by Attorney-General and Minister for the Arts and Community Events, Gordon Ramsay.
  • Key note speeches by Reverend Tim Costello from the Baptist Church and World Vision, and Rotary District Governor, Mr Steve Hill.
  • The chance for members of the public to ring the bell following the official opening ceremony.

THE PUBLIC ARE INVITED TO ATTEND:

 

What:            Official launch of the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell

When:           Friday 23rd February 2018
Time:             10.30am – 12 noon

Where:         The new World Peace Bell Pavilion in Canberra, Canberra Nara Peace Park on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.

BYO:              Visitors are encouraged to bring their own folding chair to take a seat  during proceedings.

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