Matthew Albrecht appears on CKMS Community Connections, @RadioWaterloo

CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo (black letters on a teal background with the sunflower logo on the left) On Monday, 5 September 2022 Matthew Albrecht of WR Nonviolence was the guest on CKMS Community Connections to talk about the Nonviolence Day In The Park this Saturday, 10 September 2022 from Noon to 5:00pm.

There is a repeat broadcast on CKMS-FM 102.7 at 3:00pm on Friday, 9 September 2022, or you can listen to the podcast:


Download: ckms-community-connections-2022-09-05-episode100.mp3, 51.2 MB, 53m17s



CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Monday 11am-Noon, Friday 3pm-4pm (Radio Waterloo word mark in black letters, Community Connections info in purple script lettering, with the sunflower logo in the top left, all on a teal background)

Nonviolence Day In The Park is Saturday, 10 September 2022

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

Exhibitor Registrations for Nonviolence Day In The Park 2022 are now closed.

Nonviolence Day In The Park will be held from Noon to 5:00pm on Saturday, 10 September 2022 in Willow River Park (formerly Victoria Park), Near Jubilee Drive Map Even Newer Location!
Exhibitor booths are along the walking path, setup is from 11:00am to Noon.

OpenStreetMap with a marker at the south end of the mall near Jubilee Drive
Map to DITP2022 near Jubilee Drive

Rain or Shine.

Questions? Need a late registration? Let us know at contact@wrnonviolence.org

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!
Kitchener

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:
volunteer

register as a vendor
advertise in our program
offer a demonstration
entertainment

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


Register to be a Community Exhibitor or Vendor!

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.

Get Your Ad in the Programme!

We regret announcing that our 16th Nonviolence Day in the Park (2020) will be cancelled. We felt that there is too much uncertainty in the coming weeks and months.
WR Nonviolence continues to meet virtually every Tuesday to plan our way forward. Contact us if you’d like to join the discussion – how can we communicate the importance of nonviolence during our current pandemic?

WATERLOO REGION NONVIOLENCE

Day in the Park

PROGRAM ADVERTISING

WRN continues to bring the community and community groups together with our 16th Nonviolence Day in the Park – a time for fun, as well as to recognize the many positive forces in Waterloo Region.

This year’s event will be taking place during Stage 3 of the COVID 19 Recovery Plan, as per the Region of Waterloo’s social gathering requirements.

The event features community group displays, vendors, music, art, children`s activities. 500 Nonviolence Day in the Park programs will be distributed 1 month before the September 26 event date to local businesses, as well as to visitors at the event. All activities of the Nonviolence Festival are organized by volunteers and funding of events come solely from ad revenues of local businesses and donations. Your ad in the Nonviolence Day in the Park program will help promote nonviolence in our community.

Full Colour Business Card Ad
1.5” x 2.5” – $40

Full Colour Banner Ad
1.5” x 5” – $90

AD DEADLINE August 15, 2020

Cash or cheque payable to:

Waterloo Region Nonviolence
3218 Roseville Road
Ayr ON N0B 1EO

Or fill in the “Ad” section of the Day In The Park Exhibitor Registration form.

E-mail: contact@wrnonviolence.org
Website: https://wrnonviolence.org

WATERLOO REGION NONVIOLENCE | Day in the Park | PROGRAM ADVERTISING | WRN continues to bring the community and community groups together with our 16th Nonviolence Day in the Park - a time for fun, as well as to recognize the many positive forces in Waterloo Region. This year's event will be taking place during Stage 3 of the COVID 19 Recovery Plan, as per the Region of Waterloo's social gathering requirements. The event features community group displays, vendors, music, art, children`s activities. 500 Nonviolence Day in the Park programs will be distributed 1 month before the September 26 event date to local businesses, as well as to visitors at the event. All activities of the Nonviolence Festival are organized by volunteers and funding of events come solely from ad revenues of local businesses and donations. Your ad in the Nonviolence Day in the Park program will help promote nonviolence in our community. | Full Colour Business Card Ad 1.5” x 2.5” - $40 | Full Colour Banner Ad 1.5” x 5” - $90 | AD DEADLINE August 15, 2020 | Cash or cheque payable to: Waterloo Region Nonviolence 3218 Roseville Road Ayr ON N0B 1EO | E-mail: contact@wrnonviolence.org | Website: https://wrnonviolence.org
DITP_Ad_sheet2020 (PDF, 452 kBytes)

Exhibitor Registration for the 16th Annual Nonviolence Day In The Park 2020 is now open!

We regret announcing that our 16th Nonviolence Day in the Park (2020) will be cancelled. We felt that there is too much uncertainty in the coming weeks and months.
WR Nonviolence continues to meet virtually every Tuesday to plan our way forward. Contact us if you’d like to join the discussion – how can we communicate the importance of nonviolence during our current pandemic?

WRN | Waterloo Region NonviolenceJoin us for the the 16th Annual Nonviolence Day In The Park on Roos Island in Victoria Park! We’ll be practicing safe distancing. Masks are welcome! Let’s be safe.

There will be games, music, info booths from community groups, local arts and crafts vendors, spiritual and well-being exhibitions, and so much more.

If you belong to a community group or organization that follows the principles of Nonviolence please join us as an exhibitor! No charge for non-profit organizations! $30 for businesses, or organization selling things.


Who: Everybody!
What: 16th Annual Nonviolence Day In The Park
When: Noon to 5:00pm on Saturday September 26, 2020
Where: Roos Island, Victoria Park, Kitchener, Ontario Map

Poster

WR Nonviolence Day In The Park interviews on @RadioWaterloo CKMS-FM 102.7 #CommunityConnections

CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Mondays 10am to 12 Noon Jenniefer Stronge came to the Nonviolence Day In The Park on Saturday, 20 July 2019 and interviewed a performer: Bobcat Bartolo and the Liberation; a visitor: Scott Heer; an exhibitor: Mo Markham (KW Animal Save, KW Climate Save); and the organizer, our very own Matthew Albrecht!

The interview aired on Monday, 29 July 2019 on the CKMS Community Connections show. It starts at 4m20s.


Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-07-29.mp3 (165 MiBytes, 1h59m55s)

Pictures from the 15th Annual WRNonviolence Day In The Park

On Saturday, 20 July 2019 WR Nonviolence held the 15th Annual Day In The Park. There were community group exhibitors, arts and crafts vendors, kids’ games, meditation and an area for reflection, a labyrinth, and performers all day long in the Gazebo. It was sunny and hot, and everyone had a good time!

You can see more pictures from the 15th Annual Day In The Park in our Photo Gallery.

WRNonviolence Day In The Park on CTV News

Stephanie Villella from CTV News in Kitchener came to the 15th Annual WR Nonviolence Day In The Park on Saturday, 20 July 2019, and interviewed Matthew Albrecht:

CTV News Kitchener – Raising awareness about the power of peace

From the CTV News Kitchener article: Nonviolence Day in the Park spreads message of peace

CTV Kitchener
Published Saturday, July 20, 2019 7:51PM EDT

Be peaceful and polite to your neighbours.

This was the message of those attending the 15th Nonviolence Day in the Park.

“Those little times when you feel like you’re objectified are not acceptable,” said Waterloo Region Nonviolence cofounder Matthew Albrecht. “An economic system that keeps people enslaved is not acceptable.

“Anywhere I look there’s an answer of nonviolence and a solution of how things can get better.”

Organizations and initiatives from across the region gathered in Victoria Park Saturday to share these ideas and educate people how to make a change without resorting to violence.

Meditation and religious groups were just two of the options participants learned about at the event.

Albrecht says growing up being bullied in school made him realize violence wasn’t the answer.

He adds that it all comes down to the golden rule: treat others the way you want to be treated.

“It’s that dividing line between good and bad,” said Albrecht. “We want to make that clear: don’t treat others like an object.”

You can see more pictures from the 15th Annual Day In The Park in our Photo Gallery.