MONTREAL, Sept. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - The Mayor of Montréal Mr. Gérald
Tremblay is proud to invite all Montrealers to participate in an unprecedented
campaign and mark the International Day of Peace of September 21 by sending
him a message of peace that he will pass on to Mr. Ban Ki-moon,
Secretary-General of the United Nations.
"Montrealers are fortunate to be able to live in peace. But peace is not
a given; it requires work. That is why I am asking my fellow citizens to write
a message of peace and to attend in great numbers the peace picnic being held
September 21," said Mayor Tremblay.
From September 6 to 21, Montrealers will be able to convey their message
of peace to the mayor by logging on to www.messagedepaix.ca. In return, they
will receive a certificate, signed by the mayor, confirming their commitment
to peace. In addition, net surfers will be able to integrate their network of
contacts into this great movement of solidarity.
"This interactive campaign provides us with the opportunity to do
something concrete for peace. As a member of the association of mayors for
peace, it is important to promote openness, non-violence, equality, and
justice. This unprecedented initiative gives Montrealers the opportunity to
demonstrate their commitment to these values and their hope for a better
world," added the mayor.
The highlight of the campaign will be a Peace Picnic, open to all
Montrealers. The event will take place on the International Day of Peace,
September 21, at the Esplanade of Place des Arts.
Many Montréal organizations working to promote peace have united their
efforts for this occasion and will be actively supporting the campaign and
participating in the picnic.
The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United
Nations General Assembly.
For further information:
For further information: Isabelle Poulin, Service des communications et
des relations avec les citoyens, (514) 872-4641; Source: Renée Sauriol,
Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif, (514) 872-4894