Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Peace Quotes

"We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear... That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind... The time is always right to do the right thing... Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)

“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.”    (Mahatma Gandhi)

We hope that you had the opportunity to experience Peace Week, and we hope that you will take the inspiration from the event and incorporate it into your daily life.

REMINDER: Peace Medal Nominations | Dealine Approaches

Nominations are being accepted until December 3, 2010!  Forms are available here on our blog (toolbar to your right) or on our website.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Peace Quotes

PEACE WEEK is underway and runs until November 27th!

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace" (Jimi Hendrix)

“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.”  (Mahatma Gandhi)


December 3rd is the deadline from nominations for this year's Peace Medals. Please see the Peace Week headline on the right hand side of this page for all of the nomination forms, or visit our website.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Imagine for a moment that our world was at peace. What would peace look like? How would your life change?

Peace Week | November 20-27, 2010

The YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg marks YMCA World Peace Week by dedicating a week in November to engaging people of all ages in exploring peace and integrating peace building activities into their personal lives, their community and overseas.

Peace Week is an expression of YMCA values – from values of caring and respect, to efforts we make everyday to be inclusive and build bridges among people from diverse backgrounds, to work in fellowship with YMCAs and YWCAs worldwide, addressing issues of social justice and human rights.

Call for Peace Medal Nominations

Do you know an individual or group who voluntarily contributes to peace building in your community? Celebrate their achievements by nominating them for a Youth or Adult Peace Medal!

We need your help to identify individuals and groups in your community who contribute to the peacemaking process. The Peace Medal is a reminder that it is possible to build a more peaceful world, one step at a time, and that everyone can be engaged in these efforts.

To make a nomination, simply complete the Registration Form, and answer the questions on the How to Nominate an Individual or Group sheet. A full list of past recipients can be found here. The deadline for nominations is December 3, 2010.

The Recipients of the 2010 Peace Medals will be announced at the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg’s Annual General Meeting on January 31, 2011.

We look forward to celebrating Peace Week with you from November 20-27th!