Nov. 16 event part of YMCA Peace Week celebrations across Canada

(Moncton, October 23, 2018) – Tickets are now available online for the YMCA of Greater Moncton’s Peace Lunch & Learn taking place Friday, Nov. 16 as part of YMCA Peace Week celebrations across Canada.

“In recognition of our 30th year hosting an event during Peace Week, we chose to make it a Peace Lunch & Learn instead of our usual Peace Breakfast,” says Zane Korytko, CEO of the local YMCA. “This year’s event will highlight the amazing peace-building work happening inside and outside the Y. We hope to inspire attendees to build peace in their own homes and communities.”

The YMCA Peace Lunch & Learn, sponsored by JE Hastings Ltd., will be held at noon Friday, Nov. 16 at the YMCA of Greater Moncton, 30 War Veterans Ave., Moncton. As part of the event, the Y will celebrate and honour the 2018 Peace Medal recipients. The YMCA Peace Medal, created in 1987, is awarded to individuals or groups, who – without any special resources, status, wealth or position – demonstrate a commitment to the values of P-E-A-C-E (participation, empathy, advocacy, community, empowerment) through contributions within their local, national or global community. 

The 2018 Peace Medals will be presented to:

Ø Gerry Gildart of Bouctouche;

Ø Carol Elderkin of Shediac River;

Ø Joannie Sichel of Moncton;

Ø Woven Cultures (founded by Alfred Bessawa and Khairunnisa Intiar)

 

Tickets for the Peace Lunch & Learn are $25 per person. Tables for eight can be reserved for $200. Tickets are available online at Eventbrite.ca under

‘YMCA of Greater Moncton Peace Lunch & Learn’ (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ymca-of-greater-moncton-peace-lunch-learn-tickets-51546951319) For more information, contact Bonnie MacFadyen at 857-0606, Ext. 2253, or bonnie.macfadyen@ymcamoncton.ca.

 

Proceeds from the Peace Lunch & Learn support YMCA partnerships in Colombia and Honduras.