Please join us for
9th Annual Peace Walk – Saturday, March 28, 2020
2:00 – 3:15pm
Come early for the Peace Walk in Calgary, Alberta, Canada so you catch our opening ceremony and meditation. The first 50 people to arrive BEFORE 2:00pm will receive Pass Along Peace Cards (part of the International 10 Million Clicks for Peace Campaign).
more details about the walk below
YOU, your family and friends are invited to come out to the Peace Bridge to join Calgarians from all walks of life to Walk in the name of Peace, to acknowledge each individual’s value and worth; to promote peaceful and compassionate practices; to create a sense of global community. Together we will send a positive ripple of peace into the world. (Video to the left is from the 2017 Peace Walk.)
We invite you to learn “Channel for Peace”, the song we sing at the beginning of our walk. (See video below with lyrics.)
WHERE to meet us: The north end of the Peace Bridge shortly before 2:00pm (red pedestrian bridge on Memorial Drive and 8th street west). We’ll take a short stroll through the downtown core to share Peace Rocks, quotes about peace and Peace Songs. (more details below)
Walk route – watch for changes to the route being posted soon!
You are invited to bring your own rocks written with inspirational words like “Peace” “Love” “Joy” “Oneness”, or feel free to share the decorated rocks we will have on hand. We will gift these decorated to people we encounter along the route, and/or leave them in places where people walking downtown will see them and be moved by the message.
We invite you to watch the video below to learn the Peace Song to sing with us at the beginning of our walk.
This will be the eighth year we sing the song that was ‘channeled’ to one of the organizers as an Anthem for our peace walk. We invite you to watch the
video to learn this song and sing it with us at the Peace Walk… or any time
you’d like to bring more peace into your world!
History of the Peace Walk
The first two years the walk was hosted by the Joy of Life Centre for Spiritual Living. The following year, the Joy of Life Centre invited Spiritual Leaders from various communities to join forces and create the informal Calgary New Thought Alliance with the intent to raise consciousness and promote peace. They chose to collaboratively host two successful events in Calgary, The Peace Concert and The Walk for Peace, in celebration of
The Gandhi King Season for Nonviolence (SNV). The annual 64 day SNV season (co-founded in 1998 by Dr. Arun Gandhi and The Association for Global New Thought) is an educational, media and grassroots
awareness campaign that has seen participation in 67 countries around the world since its inception. Spanning the period of January 30th to April 4th (the memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) the campaign focuses educational and media attention on the philosophy of attaining peace through nonviolent action. 2020 marks the 22nd Annual SNV.
In the fall of 2015, the walk became an event of its own, no longer affiliated with any particular group, expanding its scope beyond Spiritual leaders to include conscious Calgarians from all walks of life. The Calgary
Peace Walk has evolved into a free, family-friendly event that gives people the opportunity to feel they are making a positive difference in the world.
Peace Walk Organizers
Each of the Persons and Organizations below have volunteered their resources to make these events happen. Please visit their websites to learn more about them.