Peace Festival

The University of Ottawa is proud to join in the festivities organized for the Ottawa Peace Festival.
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 10:00 am to Friday, 28 September 2018 - 3:00 pm
Festival de la paix. Peace Festival.
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University Square
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Take the time out of your busy and stressful schedules to celebrate peace through the following 5 events:

The Peace Forest is a place to come to write down what peace means to you and why it’s important to you. Come to University Square to tell us what the term peace means to you.

KAIROS Blanket Exercise™ - September 26, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise™ program is a unique, participatory history lesson – developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators – that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.

Chalk drawing contest – September 26 to 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Show off your artistic chalk drawing skills by participating in the chalk drawing contest. You can win great prizes like 50 or 100 flex dollars. Come out and show us what you can do! Send an email to to register. Registration will also be available on site, but space will be limited.

Tie-dye t-shirts – September 27, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Tie dyeing t-shirts allows you to de-stress and relax, and you get to go home with a funky shirts. T-Shirts will be provided. First come, first served.

Yoga and meditation – September 28, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Achieve enlightenment and inner peace while participating in the yoga session during Peace Festival.

Movie: Inside Peace

Lastly the movie Inside Peace will be shown on September 29 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The movie is about criminals who have been let out of jail and has to deal with the world who has labelled them as permanent problems to society.