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YMCA Peace Medal – “165 Years of Peace”

As part of YMCA Peace Week, YMCAs across Canada present the YMCA Peace Medal to individuals or groups who, without any special resources, status, wealth or position, demonstrate a commitment to the values of P-E-A-C-E through contributions made within their local, national or global community. Since 1987, more than 1,900 individuals and groups across Canada have been recognized for their peacebuilding work with YMCA Peace Medals. Many people and organizations do important peace-building work within their community or communities elsewhere in the world. Peacemakers are selected through a nomination process. To nominate a Peacemaker, please review the selection principles and complete nomination form.

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As we navigate through 2020 and the COVID-19 crisis, YMCA Peace Week takes on new meaning, illustrating how the ongoing work of building peace needs to continue now more than ever. COVID-19 and the urgent calls for action for diversity, social inclusion, and equity are challenging us, as individuals, as communities, and as a country, to reconsider where we’ve been and where we want to go. During YMCA Peace Week, we honour those at the forefront of these peace-building efforts and encourage Canadians to ask themselves how they can bring change to their communities. All are events will follow social distancing guidelines and mask wearing to comply with COVID-19 restrictions according to Public Health

Tuesday Nov 17th

Events at the John W. Lindsay YMCA

Peaceful Massage 4-8pm – CANCELLED

Eastern College Massage Students will be here to provide 30min massages in our Great Hall

To Register: Contact the welcome desk at (902) 423-9622 (press 0). Members of the John W. Lindsay YMCA can register by logging into the My Y App.

Wednesday Nov 18th

Events at the John W. Lindsay YMCA

Peaceful Yoga 12:15-1:15pm

Followed by a guided meditation with Joanne in Studio 2. Tea to follow in the community room 1:30-2pm

Guided meditation 6-6:30pm

Followed by tea 6:30-7pm all in the community room with Patti

Peaceful Yoga 7-8pm in studio 2 with Patti

To Register: Contact the welcome desk at (902) 423-9622 (press 0). Members of the John W. Lindsay YMCA can register by logging into the My Y App.

Events at the Community YMCA

Drop-in Art for Peace Week: 3pm – 5pm & 6pm – 8pm

An evening for youth to create art for peace week. Spaces are limited. For more information contact [email protected]

Friday Nov 20th

Events at the Centre for Immigrant Programs

Cultural Competency Online Workshop: Sharing Newcomer Voices 1pm – 3pm

Led by a panelist of newcomer voices from the YMCA you will gain the skills and tools to build welcoming and inclusive communities for newcomers to Canada. Register here

Events at the Community YMCA

Zumba for Peace 5:30pm – 6:15pm

Lead by our YMCA Fitness Instructor AyaSpaces are limited. To register contact [email protected]