Media Advisory - City of Toronto Proclaims August 6th Hiroshima Day - Evening
Commemorations, Nathan Phillips Square

TORONTO, Aug. 5 /CNW/ - On August 6th, Hiroshima Day Peace Commemorations will be held at the Toronto Peace Garden, Nathan Phillips Square, marking the 65th Anniversary of the 1945 Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings.

"Hiroshima Day is an important opportunity for us all to re-commit ourselves to the cause of nuclear disarmament. The growing number of international actors with the power to unleash destruction should be a call to action: to reduce, and ultimately to eliminate, nuclear arms in the world," states Bob Rae, Liberal Party Foreign Affairs Critic, the keynote speaker in Toronto.

"Hundreds from across Toronto and as far away as Ottawa are expected to attend on Friday August 6th to demand an end to all nuclear weapons around the world and to say farewell to our Peace Garden in its current location, due to the revitalization of Nathan Phillips Square," says Dr. Anton Wagner, member of the City of Toronto Peace Garden Public Advisory Group and event organizer.

    WHAT      "65 Years. It's Time to Retire the Bomb!"
              Hiroshima, Nagasaki Day Peace Commemorations

    WHEN      Friday, August 6th, 2010
              5:30 PM - Paper Crane & Lantern Making
              6:30 PM - Peace Commemorations Begin
              8:45 PM - Reflective Light Lantern Ceremony

    WHERE     Toronto Peace Garden, Nathan Phillips Square

    PLUS      Hiroshima, Nagasaki Exhibit & Survivors Artwork
              August 4 to 6th, 2010, Toronto City Hall Rotunda


For further information: For further information: For details and to set up interviews, contact: Helen Chilas,, 416-473-8238; Anton Wagner,, 416-863-1209; For Bob Rae, contact Kate Purchase,, 613-992-5234; Visit Online:

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