Peace Days was inspired by Rotary World Peace Partners in 2010. Peace Days grew out of a desire to celebrate the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, designated as September 21steach year.
In 2010, Winnipeg celebrated with a Concert for Peace, where music was the medium to communicate the importance of working toward a more peaceful and compassionate society.
Peace Days evolved, and in 2015 became a two week-long festival with community events spanning from September 11 through to the International Day of Peace on September 21.
In September 11-25, 2016, Peace Days included a diverse, stimulating program of events throughout Winnipeg to appeal to all ages.
Ma Mawi is excited to announce that we hosted three youth-led events during this festival. Each event highlighted various Indigenous views and teachings with the intention to create understanding and mutual respect, peace and compassion.
Past Event #1:
Learning from Our Youth
Thursday, September 15th
Join us as Ma Mawi youth lead you through a traditional feast, smudging ceremony, games, and interactive pow wow dances intended to create understanding and mutual respect, peace and compassion.
Past Event #2:
Caring for Families the “Ma Mawi Way”
Tuesday, September 20th
Join us for interactive youth led sessions intended to showcase the positive impact community based solutions have, and to open hearts and minds to the power of working together as a community to support children, youth and families.
Past Event #3:
Reconciliation in Action
Thursday, September 22th
The City of Winnipeg has declared 2016 as the year of reconciliation. Join Ma Mawi youth leaders for an interactive session aimed at breaking down barriers & creating understanding towards reconciliation in Winnipeg.