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We regret announcing that our 16th Nonviolence Day in the Park 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

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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.

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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
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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 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.

Music, Yoga, Meditation and More at the @WRNonviolece #DayInThePark

Saturday, 20 July 2019 from Noon to 5:00pm!

We’ve got a great lineup of talent at the 15th Annual Nonviolence Day In The Park! There are returning guests, and brand new acts:

Area of Reflection

  • Walk the Labyrinth – Enjoy yoga, meditation and Zentangle sessions.
  • Pick your fortune – Express your Gratitude on our Gratitude Tree.

In Our Zen Den

Kundalini Yoga

Three separate sessions of Kundalini Yoga
12:00pm , 12:30pm , 1:00pm – Presented by Peggy McIntosh
Sessions are 20-25 minutes each.

Peggy will offer Anger-tempering and temper cooling sessions in Breath work, Movement and Meditation from the Kundalini Yoga Tradition, as taught by Yogi Bhajan.

Zentangle

2:00 PM : – Presented by Tina Coutts

“The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.” – Zentangle Headquarters

T-Untangling offers the Zentangle method as a way to mindfully focus on the moment, relieving stress and bringing relaxation “one stroke at a time.”

Laughter Yoga

2:00 pm: – Presented by Karen Lord

Please meet by the Labyrinth for this yoga session.

Mandalas

3:00 pm: – Presented by Tina Coutts

Mandalas: Explore simple, basic, techniques to create your own mandalas. Mandalas can be found through out many cultures, expressing spirituality and mindfulness. We will explore some easy techniques and patterns to begin your mandala practice.

Gazebo Stage

People from the Acoustic Steel band playing in the gazebo
Acoustic Steel plays a Concert for Nonviolence
  • 11:30 Bobcat Bortolo & the Liberation
  • 12:00 Sahaja Yoga
  • 12:30 Barb & Allen
  • 1:00 Arisha School of Dance
  • 1:30 Lotus Meditation
  • 2:00 Acoustic Steel
  • 4:00 The Boys & I

At the @KWMulticultural Festival, 22-23 June 2019

On Saturday and Sunday, 22-23 June 2019, WR Nonviolence had an information table at the The 52nd annual Multicultural Festival | Victoria Park | #KWMF2019 | Saturday June 22 | Sunday June 23 | 11am - 8 pmKW Multicultural Festival. We handed out programs for the 15th Annual Nonviolence Day In The Park (which is on Saturday, 20 July 2019 from Noon to 5:00pm), gave out information about our regular Tuesday Night meetings, chatted about the philosophy and practice of Nonviolence, and invited everyone to come to the Day In The Park!

If you’re an organization that supports the principles of nonviolence please join us as an exhibitor! Register now, it will be will be open for only a few more weeks!

Five people standing in front of the WR Nonviolence information table at the KW Multicultural Festival

We had a great day chatting with folks at the Multicultural Festival. L-R: Peter Jantzi, Matthew Albrecht, Willem Jonkman, Bob Jonkman, Michael Chumakin. Also staffing the table was Diane Wilson, who was not available for the picture.

Many, many thanks to the Fair Vote Canada Waterloo Region Chapter for loaning us their canopy, and saving us from the blazing sun!

Registration for the Day In The Park 2019 now open!

Do you want to participate in WR Nonviolence’s 15th annual Nonviolence Day In The Park celebration with a community group or vendor booth? Registrations are now open!

Advertisements in the Day In The Park program support WR Nonviolence activities all year: Viewpoints forums, IDOPAN, Usury-Free Day. Ads in the DITP program can be requested until Thursday, 6 June 2019. $50 for a business card ad, $100 for a quarter-page footer ad. Use the Registration Form to request an ad!

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