(October 2, 2018) – The YMCA of Greater Moncton is seeking nominations for its 2018 Peace Medallion.

“We all have opportunities each day to choose to act for peace. They may be small actions, but they make a big difference. This award recognizes the achievements of individuals or groups who – without any special resources – act for peace and build community by promoting a sense of belonging, fostering empathy and embracing diversity,” says Heather Hastings, the local YMCA’s Global Initiatives Committee Chair. “We’re asking the community for help in identifying those involved in peacemaking initiatives in local or international communities.”

Since 1987, the YMCA Peace Medallion has been granted by Ys across Canada as a reminder that a more peaceful world is possible, community by community, and that everyone’s efforts are necessary.

Deadline to submit YMCA Peace Medallion nominations is October 9th.  Full details on nomination criteria and how to submit a nomination are available at www.ymcamoncton.ca.

The 2018 Peace Medallion ceremony will be held during YMCA Peace Week, which runs from November 17 to 24. Proceeds from the event support YMCA partnerships in Colombia and Honduras.

Last year’s Peace Medallion recipients included Melissa Benoit and Kai Gosling, Richard Babineau and Aaron Shantz.