Media Advisory - Mayor David Miller to Speak Today at Toronto Hiroshima Day Peace Commemorations

    TORONTO, Aug. 6 /CNW/ - City of Toronto proclaims August 6th Hiroshima
Day on the 64th anniversary of the 1945 nuclear bombing.
    "Today the threat of another use of nuclear weapons remains all too real
and in solidarity with Mayors and citizens around the world, Toronto joins in
supporting the Mayors for Peace 2020 Vision Campaign and the commitment to
peace and a world free from nuclear weapons," reads the Toronto Hiroshima Day
Proclamation to be presented by Mayor David Miller in a speech today at
7:00pm, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto.
    "We, the survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, learned with our bodies and
souls that humanity and nuclear weapons cannot co-exist," says Setsuko
Thurlow, Hiroshima a-bombing survivor.
    A-Bombing Survivors Artwork and Hiroshima, Nagasaki Photo Exhibit will
also be on display at Toronto City Hall. Event concludes with an evening
Lantern Ceremony.

    WHAT:  "Hope for a Nuclear Free World" Toronto event

    WHEN:  Thursday August 6, 2009
           Artwork / Photo Exhibit: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
           Peace Commemorations: 6:30 p.m.
           Lantern Ceremony: 8:30 p.m.

    WHERE: Rotunda, Toronto City Hall (Exhibit)
           Nathan Phillips Square (Commemoration)
           Peace Garden, Nathan Phillips Square (Lantern Ceremony)

    All events are free. Evening speakers include Mayor David Miller,
a-bombing survivors Setsuko Thurlow, Joe Ohori, and Bruce Cox of Greenpeace,
plus children's choir, Japanese Yakudo Drummers, fifty-person Northern Lights
Chorus, and Raging Grannies. Origami paper cranes / lantern craft tables.
Presented by Toronto Hiroshima Day Coalition:

For further information:

For further information: & INTERVIEWS Contact Helen Chilas, Canadian
Voice of Women for Peace, Email:, Telephone: (416)

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