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Stop Ottawa Arms Bazaars
Interfaith Peace Rally
with Music, Poetry and Speakers
followed by a Candlelight Vigil
Wednesday, May 27, 7 pm

(the first day of the CANSEC arms export trade show)

We will gather inside
Southminster United Church,

15 Aylmer Ave. at Bank St.
(bus 1 or 7)
(Just south of the Bank St Bridge from Lansdowne Park)


Rev. Elizabeth Bryce, Rideau Park United Church

Rev. Fred Cappuccino, C.M., Minister Emeritus, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa

Paul Dewar, MP, Ottawa Centre, and NDP Foreign Affairs critic

Clive Doucet, Councillor, City Of Ottawa

Sister Hélène Lebrun, Les Soeurs du Sacré-Coeur de Jesus

Prof. Diana Ralph, co-founder and coordinator, Independent Jewish Voices

Rev. Lillian Roberts, Ottawa Presbytery, United Church of Canada

Richard Sanders, coordinator, Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
(with a musical, powerpoint slide show on CANSEC exhibitors and their contributions to war)

Prof. Brenda Vellino, Ottawa Pagoda (Buddhist) Sangha

Wakil Zazay, founder and former president, United Afghan Association of Ottawa


Just Voices
Ottawa's Raging Grannies
(also joined by Raging Grannies from other cities!)
Evelyn Voigt with The Grateful we're not Dead

Candlelight Procession to Lansdowne Park
Following speakers, poetry and music at Southminster, we will hold a candlelight procession from the church, across the Bank Street Bridge, to Lansdowne Park. Once there, the Just Voices choir will lead a singalong of peace songs.

Organised by: 
Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade, NOWAR/PAIX, Ottawa Raging Grannies, Oppose Arms Trade Shows, Ottawa Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Ottawa White Poppy Collective, Physicians for Global Survival and activists from many other peace and religious groups.

Endorsed by:
Church of the Ascension (Anglican),
Educating for Peace, Humanist Association of Ottawa, Independent Jewish Voices, OPIRG Ottawa, Ottawa Peace Assembly, Ottawa Pagoda (Buddhist) Sangha, Project Ploughshares-Ottawa, Sangha Arana and the War Resisters Support Campaign-Ottawa, World Federalists Movement - Canada

Please sign our on-line petition

For more information contact  
  Jo Wood 613-565 5959
  Jo_wood at                              Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade