PeaceQuest Regina

INTRODUCTION

  • We are PeaceQuest Regina. We held our first meeting on June 19 2014. Click here to read about our accomplishments in 2014.
  • We have two main goals: To promote a culture of peace and to build an effective peace movement in Regina.
  • Our latest meeting minutes from December 12th, 2015 can be downloaded here. Our next meeting is on Monday Jan 25th, 7PM at Knox MET.

PeaceQuest Regina

CONTACT

MEETINGS WITH PEACEQUEST FOUNDERS

APRIL 23 & 24 2014: MEETINGS WITH JAMIE SWIFT

Jamie Swift, a founding member of PeaceQuest, spoke to a group of potential PeaceQuesters at the Unitarian Fellowship, telling us about the history and purpose of PeaceQuest. The following evening, Jamie met with a smaller group at the Copper Kettle to answer our questions about how we might get PeaceQuest Regina going.

OCTOBER 1 2014: MEETING WITH JUDI WYATT

Judi Wyatt, a founding member of PeaceQuest, attended our PeaceQuest Regina meeting and spoke to us about PeaceQuest achievements and future goals.

ACTIVITIES/ACTIONS

SEPTEMBER 20 2014: SASKATCHEWAN PEOPLE’S SOCIAL FORUM

  • Partnering with the Making Peace Vigil and the Regina Peace Council, we had a peace table where we displayed PeaceQuest white squares, peace sign stickers, and a collection of peace pamphlets and newsletters.
  • We also put on a workshop: Military Training in Regina High Schools: Countering the Militarization of our Youth. The workshop was in response to an announcement earlier in the month that, as of February 2015, military training would be offered in Regina high schools, both public and Catholic, for credit and money.

25 people attended the workshop and there was an excellent discussion on effective action.

SEPTEMBER 21 2014: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

A request was put in to the city that Mayor Michael Fougere proclaim September 21 International Day of Peace. The proclamation was issued. (See 3rd attachment.) The proclamation was also published in the September 18 – October 1 2014 issue of Prairie Dog, p 8.

ONGOING

A letter-to-the-editor campaign to oppose the introduction of military training in Regina high schools is ongoing. To date, four of our members have had letters published.

PETITION: NO MILITARY TRAINING IN SASKATCHEWAN HIGH SCHOOLS

Read the December 15th Press Release Here.

Partnering with the Saskatoon Peace Coalition, along with other peace groups in Regina, we launched a petition: No Military Training in Saskatchewan High Schools.

RESULTS:

We have 1,924 signatures in hand. Thanks so much to everyone who collected!!!

They are still coming in. We are likely to reach 2,000. YAY!!!

The Saskatoon Peace Coalition has not sent the signatures they have collected yet. They are meeting January 13.

UPCOMING

PEACE ESSAY CONTEST

We will focus on grade 7 & 8 students. We will accept both written and video essays. We are in the process of collecting prize money.

COMMUNITY PEACE CHOIR

Under the leadership of Hilary Craig, a trained and experienced community choir organizer, we will soon have a Community Peace Choir in Regina to perform peace songs on every possible occasion.