With Labour Day Weekend and the beginning of school in the Northern part of the world our focus slides out of ‘vacation and fun in the sun’ time to get back into a mode of work.  Although for many, there is little time for vacation because of work or tragedy.  In war torn countries or regions of devastating floods or fires or extreme temperature people expend their energy on living one more day, feeding their children, finding clean safe water, etc.  In those regions they’re not worried about the delay at an airport or lost luggage or higher gas prices—they just want to ensure their children are safe.  And that is why International Day of Peace came to be: as a day for the world to take a collective breath and a day off from warring: to imagine and feel what it would be like to live in a world where there was no violence, no war, no occupation—just PEACEFUL LIVING!  And that is what the Boundary Peace Initiative works towards, not only days and months but years and years and years of living in peace and harmony connected to our global family. 

Take a moment of your time to read the September Newsletter that focuses on the need for peaceful living on the Boundary Peace Initiative website at www.boundarypeaceinitiative.org and then share it with your contact list or print out a copy or two to share.  We are working on getting hardcopy out once again and hopefully that will happen in October.  We need help to get the copies out though—we need a few volunteers to distribute it throughout the region.  If you are able to help us out for an hour or so a month, please contact Laura at 250-444-0524 or at L4peace@telus.net.   

The last month of summer has arrived.  August brings with it the heat and the rush to fit into our lives the activities of summer.  The Newsletter is ready for you to read and share with family and friends.  We are working on getting hard copy out in the Boundary region of B.C. but we will continue to post it on our website with connections in Face Book, Twitter and LinkedIn for those out of our area that follow our work and lend your support.  Remember, we encourage you to print out a few copies to share with those who do have access to the Internet. 

The Boundary Peace Initiative hopes that part of your summer activities involves coming out to Hiroshima and Nagasaki Day commemorations in your communities as we remember and honour the victims of the Nuclear Industry.  In Castlegar meet at the Doukhobor Discovery Center at 6 pm for Hiroshima Day on August 6th and then in Grand Forks at 6 pm for Nagasaki Day on August 9th in Gyro Park to stand up for the abolition of nuclear weapons and stop the whole chain of the nuclear industry.  In other areas find out if there is an event and if not see if you can organize one, even a simple one to say NO MORE to the DESTRUCTION from the NUCLEAR INDUSTRY. 

To read the August Newsletter go to:  www.boundarypeaceinitiative.org