Lantern ceremony promotes peace

Nanaimo residents gather to remember the bombing of Hiroshima and promote peace during the 10th annual Lanterns for Peace Ceremony Thursday (Aug. 6).

Nanaimo residents will gather to remember Hiroshima and promote peace during the 10th annual Lanterns for Peace Ceremony Saturday (Aug. 6).

The event, held a Swy-a-lana Lagoon, commemorates Hiroshima Day. It begins at 9 p.m. and culminates with launching lanterns at dusk into the water. It features the Everybody Sings Choir, Margaret Sutton on a traditional Japanese shakuhashi (flute) and a performance by Joan Wallace.

For more information, please contact Grace at 250-741-7411 or Dyane at 250-753-3015.