The Power of Peace Awards
Each November marks YMCA Peace Week, a time dedicated to celebrating the presence of peace in our local and global communities, and reflect on the peace-building work that happens all year both inside and outside the YMCA.
As part of this celebration, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver hosts a special event, The Power of Peace Awards, which presents YMCA Peace Medallions to remarkable individuals or groups who, without any special resources, demonstrate a commitment to the values of peace through special contributions made within their community—locally, nationally or globally.
Proceeds from the tickets go towards the YMCA of Greater Vancouver to support YMCA Global Initiatives.
Join us this year for an inspiring evening to discover how those in your community have been changing the world! You're sure to leave with the spark of encouragement you'll need to create change in your own community!
The evening will include entertainment, including words from one of Canada's most tireless and effective social justice activists, Michele Landsberg. As a journalist and a speaker, she discusses issues that others shy away from or ignore, including the plight of women in developing countries and race and gender equality here at home. Her work has brought many important issues to light and influenced countless opinion leaders across the country. She has been recognized with numerous awards such as the YWCA Women of Distinction Award and two National Newspaper Awards during her time at the Toronto Star. Landsberg is a progressive thinker and a natural optimist.
The Power of Peace awards will be hosted by Amy Beeman! Amy Beeman has been working in morning radio for over 14 years, first in her hometown of Prince George and now for 94.5 Virgin Radio (with Jonny, Holly & Nira). Her interested include running half marathons, volunteering, dancing in her kitchen, napping, blogging (According to Amy) and going on adventures with her six year old twins, Lucy and Sam. Amy loves seeing the world through their eyes.
Doors Open at 6:15pm. Program starts promptly at 7pm. Please arrive early to ensure enough seating time.
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