On November 11, at the going down of the sun, communities across Canada will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with the ringing of 100 bells. The ringing of bells emulates the moment in 1918 when church bells across Europe tolled as four years of war had come to an end.
In order to create a unified action in Canada, The Royal Canadian Legion (Canada Veteran's Affairs) are requesting that all Churches/House of Worship/Religious Organizations in Canada who possess a bell(s) participate in the following activities:
It has also been requested that any community Churches/House of Worship/Religious Organizations that are willing to be involved in this activity to please send an email to Patricia Gagne at the Legion advising of the following:
Churches with bells in the Diocese of New Westminster are certainly encouraged to participate, so please share the information about Bells of Peace on your electronic sites and if possible arrange to ring the bells on November 11 and send an email to the address already linked above to let them know.
You should also be aware that local Legion Branches in your Communities may also be reaching out in your local Communities to request involvement.
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