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YMCA Candlelight Walk for Peace

Monday, November 18, 2019
6:45-8:00 pm
Peter Gilgan Family YMCA

Every year, on the first Monday of YMCA Peace Week, we host our YMCA Candlelight Walk for Peace.

This free family event invites you to explore peace from a local, national and global perspective and walk with us by candlelight through neighbourhood streets in our community.

As part of our work on Truth and Reconciliation in Halton, our candlelight walk will welcome Stacey Laforme, Chief, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and Stephen Paquette, Traditional Knowledge Keeper to help us understand the importance of peace from an Indigenous perspective. A special Land Acknowledgement plaque will be unveiled during the event.

This event is open to all ages. Bring your whole family to join us in exploring the importance of peace. Hot chocolate will also be provided to warm you up after the walk.

Community Breakfast for Peace

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
7:00-9:30 am
Oakville Conference Centre | 2515 Wyecroft Road

Ticketed Event: Individual tickets – $25, Table of 10 – $225
400+ attendees comprised of political leaders, educators, community changemakers and business leaders.

The YMCA Community Breakfast for Peace is attended by hundreds of Oakville’s most recognized community leaders, philanthropists, professionals, students and youth advocates.  Over the past 11 years, the YMCA Community Breakfast for Peace has attracted significant attention from local media and has been recognized as one of Oakville’s most inspiring community celebrations.

2019 Keynote Speaker Maggie Doyne: Start Now, Use What You Have
Maggie Doyne is the founder and CEO of the BlinkNow foundation. Maggie is originally from New Jersey and has dedicated the last 10+ years of her life to educating children and empowering women. She was the recipient of the 2015 CNN Hero Award and her work has been recognized by the Dalai Lama, Elizabeth Gilbert, Nick Kristof, Katie Couric and more. And, while her work is focused in Nepal, she speaks all over the world in the hopes of inspiring others to start projects that will generate positive change in our world.

Maggie will discuss her journey from a high school graduate in suburban New Jersey, to the caregiver of 50 children in Midwestern Nepal. Through her talk, Maggie shares her inspiring story and explains why we all have a responsibility to use our talents and gifts to create positive change in our world.

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