Mahatma Gandhi Peace Festival

Presents Daryl Davis

Friday March 22, 2013

Reception: 6:30 pm, Dinner 7:00 pm

Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summer Lane, Hamilton

Ticket Price: $50 each; $450 for a table of 10

Sponsors for the event include: Hamilton Community Foundation, India Canada Society of Hamilton, Black History Month Committee, Culture of Peace Hamilton

Living Gandhi and King Today

Daryl Davis is a dynamic speaker, internationally known musician, actor and author. He will share his experience in transcending racial and cultural barriers around the world and how he successfully applied this approach where it is needed now more than ever, right in his own country.

A number of Klan members, after coming to know this black man, voluntarily left the KKK, giving him their robes & hoods.

Daryl Davis provides a living example of how to engage with an adversary through non-violent dialogue as pioneered by Mahatma Gandhi and Rev. Martin Luther King.

Daryl Davis is the author of the book Klan-Destine Relationships

Mr. Davis will give a talk and will play the piano after the talk.

For Information and Tickets please contact: or call Ashok Kumar 905-575-7795, Gary Warner 905-521-0017, or Khursheed Ahmed 905-979-9696

Ontarians Invited to Pay Respects to The Honourable Lincoln Alexander

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Ontarians Invited to Pay Respects to The Honourable Lincoln Alexander

October 20, 2012

The Honourable Lincoln MacCauley AlexanderOntarians will have a number of opportunities to honour the life and contributions of the Honourable Lincoln Alexander, Ontario’s 24th Lieutenant Governor.

A state funeral will be held Friday, October 26 at Hamilton Place. Further details on the funeral will be released as they become available.

Mr. Alexander will Lie in State at the Ontario Legislature in the lobby of the Main Legislative Building beginning Sunday, October 21.

Members of the public will have their first opportunity to pay their respects in person on Sunday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and again on Monday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Main Legislative Building.

Mr. Alexander will then lie in repose at Hamilton  City Hall from Tuesday, October 23 to Thursday October 25. The public is invited to pay their respects each
day from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Books of condolences will also be available at the Ontario Legislature and at Hamilton City Hall. Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor is also hosting an online  book of condolences.

Biography and Lieutenant Governor’s tribute to The Honourable Lincoln Alexander

Premier McGuinty’s statement on the death of The Honourable Lincoln Alexander


Gandhi Peace Festival

Wonderful day … we estimated 650 …
Sunny warm weather … young and old…. great speakers
So happy to be a part of this wonderful celebration
September 29, 2012
Photo by Janice Lukas

The Twentieth Annual Gandhi Peace Festival

Hamilton City Hall: Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012: 10:00am – 300pm



M.C.                      Christopher Cutler

8:00- 9:00 am       Setup: Banners, tent, sound system, souvenirs, placards

9:00-10:00 am     Refreshment, display tables, peace booklets, Children’s Peace Table

10:00-10:30 am        4 Thunders (Drum): A Celebration of Native Heritage (HICC)

10:30-10:45   am The Six Nations: Emily C. General School Soft shoe Dancers: ‘The Moccasin Dance’, the ‘Friendship Dance’ and ‘Smoke Dance’

10:45-11:00 am     Dance byLamia

11:00- 11:15 am      Unveiling of Gandhi Statue: Councillor Brian McHattie

11:15- 12:15 pm      Formal Proceedings:

      Welcome: Ashok Kumar, President, India-Canada Society

                         Welcome: Dr. N. Galleguillos, Director, Centre for Peace Studies, McMaster

Prayer (Ragupati …): Dr. B. Doobay, President, Vishnu Temple, Toronto


Hon. Bob Bratina, Mayor of Hamilton

Dr. Patrick Deane, President. McMaster University

Hon. Preeti Saran, Consul General of India

Keynote Speaker: Hon. Ms. Tselane Mokuena, Consul General, South Africa

12:15-12:30 pm       Presentation of Distinguished Community Service Peace Award

Presentation of Distinguished Community Service Special Awards

12:30-12:40 pm       Thanks and Announcements: Rama Singh, Khursheed Ahmed

12:40- 1:30 pm       PEACE WALK (Downtown) (led by students of The Six Nations)

1:30- 3:00 pm       Free Vegetarian Food. Live Entertainment/ Cultural Programs



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