The 22nd Annual Gandhi Peace Festival Hamilton 2014

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Community Service Peace Awards – 2014
Call for Nominations

A Festival for All: Families, children, women, young people and older adults!

Monday Sep 29 to Saturday, to Oct 4. City Hall, Hamilton and McMaster University

Coordinating Team – Jahan Zeb, Dr.  Rama Singh, Dr. Khursheed Ahmed
Phone: 289-788-4646  E-mail:


Gandhi Peace Festival (10)Community Service Peace Award recognizes the extraordinary efforts and achievements of an individual (or group of individuals) in helping to create, sustain or promote culture of Peace in some local, national or international setting. There are three awards: One adult award, and two youth awards – one under the age of 18, and one between the ages of 19-30 at the time of receiving this award.  “Culture of Peace” definition  is available at


In each category, one recipient will be recognized each year at the Gandhi Peace Festival. However, the organizers of the GPF reserve the right not to bestow this award in any given year.


Nomination: Nominations should be made by someone who knows the nominee well – such as teachers, parents, family friends. The nomination should consist of: (1) a written statement, no more than 1,000 words in length, listing the relevant achievements of the nominee with specific examples wherever possible; (2) the name, address, phone number and e-mail of the nominee and the nominator(s); and (3) at least one independent reference letter, using letterhead if possible, in support of the nomination.
All nominating material, including the reference letter, should reach  Mariana Costa at  or
by postal mail by Friday, September 19, 2014 to:
Mariana Costa
Centre for Peace Studies, McMaster University
Togo Salmon Hall 308, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West

Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4M2


Awards: The winner shall receive a framed certificate and a cheque for $100. All deserving nominees would get a Certificate of Nomination.


Awards Presentation: The Awards shall be announced and presented at the Peace Festival during the official program from 11:00am-12:00 noon on Saturday, October 5, 2013.


Backgrounder: The Annual Gandhi Peace Festival is a community oriented festival based in Hamilton featuring activities related to peace and justice and is open to all for FREE. The Gandhi Peace Festival has been inspiring Hamiltonians for over 20 years.


Peace is more than absence of war. It is about poverty, environment, violence against women, racism, bullying in schools, and about national and international issues that affect our lives. A thriving and vibrant society must find ways to engage its citizens to have meaningful conversation and dialogue about these issues. Such conversations and dialogues are the first steps to empowering people.

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