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* Sri Lankan organization to discuss 'Building Peace Through Friendship' at 2016 Ottawa Peace Festival
Mon, Sep 5, 2016, 10:39 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 05, Ottawa: In celebration of Ottawa as a designated City of Peace, various city peace groups will unite to conduct its 10th Annual Peace Festival from September 21 through October 2. This annual peace, unity and harmony festival unites the United Nations International Day of Peace with the United Nations International Day of Nonviolence.

As part of this festival the Sri Lankan Center for Seniors of Ottawa, a not-for-profit organization. (SLSSCO) is hosting an event on September 24th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm entitled "Building Peace through Friendship" at the Ottawa Library Auditorium, at 120 Metcalfe, Ottawa.

This event will include dances, speakers and followed by an audience engagement session. This event is also to extend the SLSSCO's appreciation to Canada for support in peace and reconciliation efforts and natural disaster assistance in Sri Lanka.

"This event will explore the benefits of friendship in global peace and reconciliation activities. Our event explores peace through wellbeing and friendship, by striving to create a culture of peace at community levels," organizers say.

Following will be discussed at the panel discussion.

Peace through a "Whole of Community" approach: What can a community do to build peace that costs nothing or very little? How can we engage seniors, youth, men, women and children?

Peace through peace practitioners: How can we create peace practitioners as a foundation for cultures of peace in the community? What peace knowledge and skills does the whole community need?

Peace through Friendship: Can you relate a peace friendship story? How are peace friendships created and nurtured?

Peace through Wellbeing: What defines wellbeing in a community? How can community help others such as those the suffering? How can people help themselves? What life practices would be beneficial? What defines a compassionate community?

The SLSSCO invites the public to join the dialogue of friendship, cultural song and dance from Ottawa's multicultural society as the journey explores peace through wellbeing of seniors, children, youth, men and women: through friendship; through creating cultures of peace, trauma resiliency, and peace practices. Wellness through the care of seniors; trauma resiliency in children; about creating youth as peace practitioners; advancement of women in the community, and awareness and engagement of the community as a whole will be discussed. The event is free.

More information can be obtained from Paul Maillet Moderator: "Building Peace through Friendship" Email: pmaillet@magma.ca or Visita Leelaratna Coordinator: "Building Peace through Friendship" Email: SLSSCOttawa@gmail.com - www. SLSSCOttawa.com

 


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