Stand for Peace against CANSEC -- Canada's largest arms bazaar --
at Ottawa's Lansdowne Park, Wed. May 27th

Two posters highlighting the May 27 events; Poster 1  Poster 2  Three colour posters for the evening rally here

There will be a continuous public peace presence between 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on May 27 at the Bank Street entrance to Lansdowne Park, just outside the private closed-door CANSEC military trade show.  PLEASE DROP BY for a few minutes, an hour or for the whole day!

Visit the Raging Grannies' Peace Garden:  Drop by for a chat, smell the roses and maybe even get your hands dirty!

7:30 am - 4:30 pm:   Vigil at the Gates to CANSEC
Various groups have adopted an hour for peace between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm.  They will distribute flyers to pedestrians and will be equipped with banners, signs, props and their imaginations:

7:30-9:30 Anglicans
11:30-12:30 miscellaneous
12:30 - 1:30 Quakers
1:30 - 2:30 Glebites
2:30 - 3:30 Unitarians
3:30-4:30: Physicians for Global Survival, Ottawa Pagoda (Buddhist) Sangha, and Sangha Arana (with kids)
Help needed: 9:30-11:30 and 1:30-2:30 still need witnesses. If you can help, please contact Brenda:

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm:   Speakers, Music, Poetry
Be sure to join us at the Bank St. entrance to Lansdowne between 4:30 and 6:30 pm for an informal convergence of speakers, music and poetry against the arms trade and war.  At this time, war industry profiteers, politicians and warfighters will be holding a celebratory black-tie & full-dress uniform event inside CANSEC at Lansdowne Park. Help us to remember the victims of war.

* Qais Ganhem, Physicians for Global Survival
*Joan Russow, Victoria Peace Coalition & UN Vienna Rep for the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
*Sandra Stephenson, Peace Studies, John Abbott College, Cofounder Poets Against War
*Bud Hall, Victoria, Poets Against War
*Evelyn Voigt, Spoken Word poem, Grateful We're Not Dead
*Mike Buckthought, Ottawa Poet
*Raging Grannies

7 pm:   Interfaith Peace Rally and Candlelight Vigil
Just across the Bank St. bridge from Lansdowne Park at Southminster United Church (15 Aylmer at Bank) we will be gathering for a large indoor rally at 7 pm. 
Read more details about this major event here

June 2,  Presentations to City Hall:
We are also seeking groups that will make brief (5-minute maximum) presentations during the day on June 2 to the City of Ottawa Committee that will be voting on our resolution to honour the City's 1989 ban on arms shows.  If you can make such a presentation, please contact Debbie

Click here for more details on these presentations, such as guidelines and ideas of issues to be raised.

For more info., see the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT) website:

antiCANSEC campaign details: