Local Y seeks nominations for 2017 Peace Medallion

(MONCTON, N.B. – September 13, 2017) The YMCA of Greater Moncton is seeking nominations for its 2017 Peace Medallion.

“This award recognizes the achievements of individuals or groups who – without any special resources – demonstrate in their lives values such as equality, cultural diversity, tolerance, respect and conflict resolution,” 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.”

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the YMCA Peace Medal. 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.

Full details on nomination criteria and how to submit a nomination are available at www.ymcamoncton.com. Nominations close October 6.

The YMCA of Greater Moncton will hand out the Peace Medallions during its annual Peace Breakfast. This year’s event takes place November 24 at the Wingate Hotel Dieppe, 69 Rue du March√©.

Tickets to the breakfast – $25 per person or $200 per table – are available at the YMCA, 30 War Veterans Ave., or by contacting Bonnie MacFadyen at 857-0606 or bonnie.macfadyen@ymcamoncton.com.

Proceeds from the Peace Breakfast support YMCA partnerships in Colombia and Honduras.

Last year’s Peace Medallion recipients included Denise Benoit and Janice LeBlanc, Normand and Carmelle Doiron, and Warren Redman.

The 2017 Peace Medallion ceremony will be held during YMCA Peace Week, which runs from November 18 to 25. During the week, YMCAs across Canada and international partner YMCAs, as well as schools and community partners celebrate their common interest in creating a more just and peaceful world

See our Events Page for more details.