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The bell has been rung!

What a bell. 22 JANUARY 2018 World Peace Bell here. On Monday 22 January 2018 the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell arrived on site in Nara Park. It was rung for the first time by Simon Froud of RAM...

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Canberra Decks Gold supporter

      Decking looking great. 19   JANUARY 2018 Decking installation completed. We are delighted to welcome Canberra Decks as a Gold Partner of the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell. Our architect Fred Kasparek has thanked Leigh Bason from Canberra Decks and his team for...

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International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

Michael Rabey was pleased to attend a special meeting at the ACT Legislative Assembly to recognise the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). ICAN received the award for their efforts to...

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Construction time!

The frame under construction. 21 NOVEMBER 2017 Metal frame. Creative shape. Long lasting. Fred Kasparek took a few photos on his inspection of the site today. Great team work RAM Constructions! Moving forward at a rapid rate. We can now see the impressive design...

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Turning ‘first sod’

We celebrated the digging of the first ‘sod’ for the on-site construction of the Canberra Rotary World Peace Bell at Nara Peace Park, Canberra Australia at 11:00am on 16 October 2017. The pavilion for our bell is well under construction at steel works in Canberra. The...

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Silver Partner: Notaris Family

Another great Silver Partner. 17 JUNE 2017 Harry and Helen Notaras Memorial Foundation. Harry and Helen Notaras Memorial Foundation has been helping the Canberra region for generations.

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RAM appointed builder

Pavilion and builder merging into reality. 16 JUNE 2017 Construction can start soon with our great partner RAM Builders on-board and ready to offer their enormous skills to build the bell pavilion on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. RAM Constructions is a...

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Nobel Peace Prize winner

UN messenger for peace. 12 APRIL 2017 From Vanity Fair 19-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has been named the youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace, the highest honor bestowed by the...

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Ride raised $20 000

Ride was huge success. 26 MARCH 2017 67 Riders. $20 000. Beautiful weather. The LJHooker Ride for Peace day organised successfully by Victoria Smart. A huge thank you from the team to Victoria and a huge thank you to all the riders. Everyone seemed to enjoy the...

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Ride for Peace

Scroll below to register. 26 MARCH 2017 Where do I donate? canberrapeacebell.org/donation In partnership with the World Peace Bell Association, the Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin has taken on an ambitious project of building a World Peace Bell Pavilion, within...

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Chronicle newspaper article

The Chronicle front page story about “school peace plan”. by Andrew Brown 22 DECEMBER 2016 Student support: St John Vianney's Primary School students Caitlin Calis, Josh Urbaniak and Thomas Calis donated to the peace bell. Photo: Elesa Kurtz. Every primary school...

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Silver Partner: Rotary Club Belconnen

Our third Silver Partner. 27 OCTOBER 2016 Thank you Belconnen Rotary Club for becoming a Silver Partner in peace. The Rotary Club of Canberra-Belconnen was chartered with 20 members, on 11 February 1971. The Club's major source of fund raising is its weekly Trash 'n'...

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Silver Partner: MBA ACT

Our second Silver Partner. 26 OCTOBER 2016 Our second Silver Partner is clearly welcome. The Master Builders Association of Australia is the nation’s peak building and construction industry association which was federated on a national basis in 1890. Over our 125 year...

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Silver Partner: Elevated Living

Our first Silver Partner. 29 SEPTEMBER 2016 Our first Silver Partner. Congratulations to Elevated Homes. Elevated Living formally known as Elevated Constructions, is a family owned and operated building business which specialises in residential construction within...

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Gold Partner: Pavilion Homes

Our second Gold Partner. 17 NOVEMBER 2016 Boris Planinac from Pavilion Homes is proudly our second Gold Partner. Pavilion homes began in 1973. Pavilion Homes is a HIA, MBA and Professional Guild Builders Australia Member; A guild builder complies with the following...

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Gold Partner: RCCBG

Our first Gold Partner. 27 OCTOBER 2016 The Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin is the initiating club in the development of the Canberra World Peace Bell. They are the first Gold Partner. ROTARY CLUB OF CANBERRA BURLEY GRIFFIN The Rotary Club of Canberra Burley...

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Platinum Partner: Kasparek Architects

Our first Platinum Partner. 25 OCTOBER 2016 Fred and his family donated a huge amount of time designing and preparing the pavilion architecture – FREE OF CHARGE – then donated CASH to become our first Platinum Partner. We are forever grateful. Kasparek Architects was...

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Alpha Cheng is brave and sensible

Alpha Cheng is brave and sensible. 31 OCTOBER 2016 Brave. Sensible. See full story. From the Australian today. Click on the link to read the full story....

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The Canberra Times story

World Peace Bell and pavillion to be erected at Canberrra Nara Peace Park 5 OCTOBER 2016 Clare Sibthorpe The Canberra Times A World Peace Bell and pavillion will be erected at the Canberra Nara Peace Park if enough funds are raised. The Rotary Club of Canberra Burley...

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ACT Refugee Support

Today, the Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin donated $6100 from their main fundraiser, “The Stomp” dance held at Albert Hall; to the ACT refugee Support (www.actrefugee.org.au). We proudly support peace in the world through strong local representation. Check out...

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ABC 7:30 Report 20-9-16

Nairobi child poet! 20 SEPTEMBER 2016 Tax Deductions over $2 Report about Nairobi child poet “Shanize Njeri Wanjiku” starts at 24 mins 30 sec into the show. To go directly to that part of the program, drag the slider along to that...

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Tax deductibility for donations!

Tax deductibility for donations! 25 AUGUST 2016 Tax Deductions over $2 Since its inception the ACF has helped to raise millions of dollars for Australian artists, allowing them to share their stories, passion, and creativity around Australia and the world. Creative...

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Radio666 interview

Radio interview First ABC radio interview 29 July 2016 with Alex Sloan Fred Kasparek and Michael Rabey in the ABC radio studio in...

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Canberra design process

GREAT CANBERRA DESIGN TEAM. From Japanese fan symbolism to providing shelter our ‘World Peace Bell’ is far from a traditional gazebo. Designed by Lauren Kasparek, the fan has strong symbolism in Japan where the ‘World Peace Bell’ originates. Ribs of the fan represent...

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