MONTREAL, Sept. 13, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - On this, the sixth anniversary of the tragic shooting at Dawson and one year after the inauguration of the Peace Garden, the College is ready to make firm its commitment to peace and non-violence with the major announcement of a Centre to serve as a hub for all its academic and para-academic activities related to peace, non-violence, sustainability and responsible entrepreneurship.
The College will make the announcement at a ceremony at City Hall on September 21 to celebrate the International Day of Peace along with peace partners around the world and the United Nations in New York.
A group of Dawson students has been invited to travel to New York to participate in a flag-bearing ceremony and bell-ringing at the UN to signal the International Day of Peace. The ceremony can be viewed at City Hall via a live feed as well as online at the UN TV site and Learn Quebec. Another 70 Dawson students, faculty, staff and special guests will be at City Hall to support the Dawson delegation to the UN.
The Director General of Dawson College Richard Filion will pay tribute to the efforts made by the Dawson community to engage in peace and non-violence activities, culminating in the establishment of a centre based on a blueprint created by the National Peace Academy and supported by the non-profit organizations Brian Bronfman Family Foundation and Cercle de Paix.
The next event will be Yoga for Peace on Sunday, September 23, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This free outdoor yoga class will take place in the Peace Garden at Dawson College led by Studio Breathe, HappyTree Yoga, and Yasmin Yoga. Participants are asked to bring their own mat and towel. Enter by the 3040 Sherbrooke St. West entrance. Class will be held indoors in case of rain.
SOURCE: Dawson College
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