2022 Nonviolence Day in the Park

16th nonviolence day in the park (illustration of a sun setting behind a tree)

We’re happy to announce the 16th Nonviolence Day in the Park!

Saturday, 10 September 2022
noon – 5 pm Rain or Shine!
Willow River Park (formerly Victoria Park), Near the Clock Tower Map New Location!

Everyone is invited to come together under the banner of nonviolence. The event highlights the many positive initiatives in Waterloo Region. Visit the various community group displays and vendor booths. Children and adults can enjoy the carnival games and crafts. We’ll offer demonstrations and some of the area’s best musicians.

You can help make the day special:
register your group
register as a vendor
advertise in our program
offer a demonstration

We meet every Tuesday evening online at https://wrnonviolence.org/meeting.

Register to be a Community Exhibitor or Vendor!


Food Luck Meeting in Willow River Park

Picnic at Willow River Park (Victoria Park)

(illustration of foodstuffs on a tray) We’re meeting at the Picnic Shelter at Willow River Park (formerly known as Victoria Park). Map

This is a chance to meet each other, share some food, talk about the upcoming WR Nonviolence 2022 Day In The Park, and maybe even talk about politics, local and world events.

WHEN: 28 July 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WHERE:Willow River Park (formerly Victoria Park)

Matthew Albrecht
Email: info@wrnonviolence.org
Event website: https://wrnonviolence.org/event/food-luck-meeting-in-willow-river-park/

Usury Free Event 2021: Discuss the film “Oh Canada Movie”

We will watch and discuss portions of the movie “Oh Canada Movie” (2010, Dan Matthews).

Everyone – from individuals to businesses, and governments – we are all subject to the rules of the global monetary system.

This film focuses on Canada’s relationship with the global monetary system.

Come early at 6:45pm and stay late for more discussion and meeting with friends. The presentation starts promptly at 7:00pm

What: Usury Free Event 2021: Discuss the film “Oh Canada Movie”
When: 6:45pm to 8:30pm, Tuesday 16 November 2021
Where: Online at https://wrnonviolence.org/meeting/

International Day of Peace

Human Peace Sign
Be a piece of peace!
September 21st is the International Day of Peace. Why post that today? What should we post tomorrow? WR Nonviolence thinks there are so many days to recognize such as the end of war, the birth of advocates for peace and nonviolence, so why do we pick today?

We do it because 21 September is a recognized day. We pick various days to mobilize human beings. There is more to do than hold a sign or make a blog post to make a difference, which is why we hold events to bring together people to talk, face challenges, overcome resistance, identify important roles. But on the Internet those messages just get sucked up into the ether, and are not so useful or effective.

The Covid pandemic has really limited the work that we can do to build, spread the word, and create the conditions to ensure Peace, Nonviolence, and the things that bring us all together. We hope to be back with Day In The Park next year.

Chat In The Park

Let’s get together to chat and re-connect.

Bring your own drinks & snacks (not to share).

Weather / restrictions permitting.

When: 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Saturday 18 September 2021
Where: Near the Picnic Shelter in Victoria Park, Kitchener, Ontario Map

OpenStreetMap showing the Picnic Shelter at Victoria Park
Picnic Shelter, Victoria Park, Kitchener

Description of Economic Nonviolence

We believe that a nonviolent economic system is one that shifts the focus from profit by large multi- national corporations and individual wealth gained by exploitation of the individual to a system that treats the individual fairly with the result of a non victimized work force.

Stakeholders in a nonviolent economic system would not be treated as a commodity but rather as valued partners in the distribution of monetary exchanges.

If you have any questions or want to submit an article please email us contact@wrnonviolence

Join Our Meetings

Please join us online for our regular planning meeting on Tuesdays at 7:00pm Eastern Time.

Join the meeting

What: Online Planning Meetings for WR Nonviolence
When: Every Tuesday from 7:00pm to 8:30pm iCal
Where: https://wrnonviolence.org/meeting

The meeting software is BigBlueButton™, Freedom-respecting web conferencing software provided by our friends at KWLUG. All you need is a browser, there’s nothing to install.

See you on Tuesday!

In Anticipation of Day In The Park

People sitting beside the Gazebo (off-screen) watching a performance
Enjoying the performances at the Day In The Park
Things are still uncertain in this time of Covid, but we at WR Nonviolence are hopeful that we’ll resume our annual Day In The Park in September of 2021.

The City of Kitchener has not yet determined if outdoor events in the Summer or Fall will take place, but we’re following their announcements closely, and we’ll let everyone know when things are happening.

–Matt, Peter, Gary, Bob
Your WR Nonviolence Day In The Park Planning Team.