YMCA International Peace Week
Each of us has the potential to be a peace builder in our daily life as emphasized by the theme of YMCA Peace Week, “YMCAs inspire peace. Think it. Say it. Do it.” The YMCAs across Southwestern Ontario, together with YMCAs across Canada, are inspiring and empowering kids, youth and adults to make a positive impact especially during our annual YMCA Peace Week in November.
Although peace building is part of the YMCA’s year round programs, extra emphasis is placed on exploring peace on many different levels especially with children and youth. This year, inspiring others to become actively engaged in peace in their everyday lives is being emphasized as an important part of peace building.
A special highlight of YMCA Peace Week is the awarding of the YMCA Peace Medallion to an individual or group who, without any special resources, demonstrate a commitment to peace through special contributions made within their community or overseas.
This year, the list of recipients included:
Marjorie Crew from Chatham-Kent
Chandrika Patel from Sarnia-Lambton
Jessica Bokhout from Goderich.
Congratulation to each of you! You are very deserving of this Medal and set an amazing example for people to follow!
YMCA Peace Medallion
The YMCA Peace Medallion is intended to recognize the achievements of individuals and groups in local communities who, without any special resources, demonstrate in their lives and activities the values of peace.
Click here for a list of former Sarnia-Lambton Peace Medal recipients
Click here for a list of the Chatham-Kent Peace Medal recipients