June 2, 2010
from 4 PM - 5 PM.
Location: Lansdowne Park (Bank street
consider staying for the "Rally
for Peace" starting at 5 PM where there will be politicians,
individuals and singers speaking out against CANSEC.
CANSEC weapons trade exhibition takes place June 2 and 3, 2010.
We are urging people from a wide variety of faith communities to
join us in sending a strong public message that this weapons
exhibition is not welcome in Ottawa.
Although the CANSEC organizers make us believe that its focus is on
defence and security, one only has to look at what is 'for sale'
those 2 days to conclude this is true war material and used in
Afghanistan, Iraq, Gaza etc.
It means 'defence and security' through all-out War.
Sanders, the Coordinator of the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT) explains it all too well. (Read
The religions of the world have a common concern for human dignity, safety
for all, justice , protection of life. They seek peace, believe in
forgiveness and healing and trust in each other.
This makes our world secure.
The organizers of the antiCANSEC events, brought together by
COAT, call on you to gather together in prayer and reflection, with
banners and signs, in opposition to this Weapons Show.
The Vigil will take place on June 2-2010
Time: 4 PM
Place: Lansdowne Park (Bank street entrance)
We are also working on a declaration/statement from the Faith
Communities (will keep you posted). If you would like to assist in
that effort please contact email@example.com
lease remember: a strong message from the religious groups is very
Therefore, can we count on you and members of your community to be
We also need your help to spread this information far and