KINGSTON, ON: On November 11, 2018 at 2:30 PM, PeaceQuest and the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts co-host the third annual The World Remembers: An Afternoon for Peace.
This year this special Remembrance Day event marks the centenary of the 1918 armistice. The program is designed to help participants reflect on the tragedy of war and imagine how we can contribute to building peace in our families, our communities and in the world.
The concert will feature performances by Okavango African Orchestra, the Kingston Youth Choir and Open Voices Community Choir. The afternoon will be hosted by Kate Johnson, Queen’s University Chaplain and a member of the Kingston Quaker community.
Respected peace expert, Paul Rogers, will offer a personal reflection on the challenge of peacemaking in the current context. Rogers is enthusiastic about PeaceQuest.
“The PeaceQuest events to mark the centenary of the 1918 armistice give us a remarkable opportunity to reflect on the sheer impact and folly of war, its changing nature and the need to work for genuine alternatives.” Michael Enright, host of CBC Radio’s Sunday Edition, refers to Rogers as “the man we often call on to make sense of war and peace issues.”
R.H. Thomson’s The World Remembers will provide a powerful visual backdrop for this afternoon of active remembering and imagining. The 2018 display shows the names of 1,003,167 registered war dead from 16 participating nations.
Interested Kingstonians can see The World Remembers outdoor display daily from 8 p.m. until 8:45 a.m. until November 11th at both the City Hall Amphitheatre and on the north wall of Grant Hall at Queen’s University. During the day it can be viewed at the Rideau Heights branch of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library.
“We are delighted to be collaborating with the Isabel once again for this unique Remembrance Day event,” says PeaceQuest co-chair Ann Boniferro. “Thanks to this creative partnership, we are able to offer an event which will move spirits and spark imaginations on how we can contribute to peace in the world.”
The concert sold out early in 2016 and 2017. For tickets, call (613) 533-2424 (M-F, 12:30-4:30 PM) or book online at http://www.queensu.ca/theisabel
The cost is $29. For subsidized tickets, contact us to request one!
PeaceQuest has worked extensively with the arts, education, and faith communities to engage new conversations about peacemaking. It has partnered with 1000 Islands Playhouse, developed a PeaceQuest schools program involving over thirty schools in both the Algonquin & Lakeshore and Limestone School Boards, and collaborated with Chalmers United Church to produce Hands United for Peace (an arts and music project at Sydenham Public School). A powerful new virtual museum entitled War and Children (warandchildren.com) has recently been created including lesson plans for classroom use. PeaceQuest has active groups in five cities across the country.
For more information:
Judi Wyatt – 613.634.3370
Ann Boniferro – 613.541.1324