Moncton, October 19, 2017 – Tickets are now available online for the YMCA of Greater Moncton’s annual Peace Breakfast, to be held Nov. 23 as part of YMCA Peace Week celebrations country-wide.

“More than just the absence of violence and conflict, peace is the ongoing work of building and maintaining conditions of fairness, inclusion, empathy, security and respect for diversity,” says Zane Korytko, CEO of the local YMCA. “At our Peace Breakfast and during Peace Week in general, we reflect on the terrific peace-building work happening inside and outside the YMCA, and hope to inspire individuals to build peace in their own homes and communities.”

This year’s Peace Breakfast takes place at 8 a.m. Nov. 23 at the Wingate Hotel, 69 Rue du March√©, Dieppe. As part of the event, the YMCA of Greater Moncton will hand out its 2017 Peace Medals, which recognize an individual and group demonstrating a commitment to peace through contributions made in their local, national or global community.

2017 Peace Medals will be presented to:

  • Melissa Benoit, avid community volunteer, and;
  • Kai Gosling, Richard Babineau and Aaron Shantz, founders and leaders of the group Outdoor Grit.

Guest speaker at the upcoming Peace Breakfast will be Moncton photographer Maurice Henri, a 2010 YMCA Peace Medal recipient. Henri founded Cameras for Healing, a not-for-profit organization initially developed as an art workshop to help cancer patients and survivors deal with pain and stress. Since then, Henri and many volunteers have travelled the world to reach out to children, women and men in difficult situations.

The cost for the Peace Breakfast is $25 per person. Tables for eight can be reserved for $200. Tickets are available online at Eventbrite.com under

YMCA of Greater Moncton Peace Breakfast - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ymca-of-greater-moncton-peace-breakfast-tickets-38940442913 For more information, contact Bonnie MacFadyen at 857-0606, ext. 2253, or bonnie.macfadyen@ymcamoncton.com.

 

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