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New logo launched!

New logo launched!

Wow! We have finally found time to develop a 'proper' logo for the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell. Our 'historic' – change that to an 'experienced' – graphic designer Christopher Gray created the logo. Chris is the designer of the website and all of the...

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World Peace Day 2018

World Peace Day 2018

A huge event to celebrate World Peace Day was run by the Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin on Friday 21 September 2018.

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ICAN ride for Peace

ICAN ride for Peace

During September members of the International Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) staged a Ride for Peace from Melbourne to Canberra. Along with other supporters the riders met at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell before proceeding to the...

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Redeemer Luthern College Brisbane bus tour

Redeemer Luthern College Brisbane bus tour

Seventy-two students from the Redeemer Lutheran College Brisbane, participated in two tours of Lennox Gardens with a special ringing ceremony at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell on Thursday 23 September 2018. "Thanks again for the tour yesterday, commented one of the...

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Rotary Club of Gungahlin 10th Anniversary

Rotary Club of Gungahlin 10th Anniversary

Calling current members, past members and friends of the Rotary Club of Gungahlin to attend a special ringing ceremony at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell on Wednesday 19 September 2018 at 5.00pm. Meet at Lennox Gardens and walk to the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell in time...

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International Scouts Day

International Scouts Day

World Scout Day was celebrated at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell on Wednesday evening 1 August 2018. Around 270 Scouts, Cubs, Joeys and Rovers and their leaders gathered under the stars and beside a beautifully lit Canberra Rotary Peace Bell. Those gathered heard from...

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Hiroshima Day 2018 success

Hiroshima Day 2018 success

Canberra turned on one of its most beautiful winter days this morning. Sunday 5 August 2018 was the anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bomb in 1945. Hiroshima was the target. It started the ending of World War II. Whether you agree or disagree with the...

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Pedal Power Memorial Event for Teresa Foce and Kathy Ho

Pedal Power Memorial Event for Teresa Foce and Kathy Ho

Saturday 28 July 2018 Nara Peace Park, Lennox Gardens, Canberra — Address by Michael Kearney, Teresa Foce’s husband. Thank you for coming this morning to remember Teresa and Kathy. My name is Michael. I am Teresa’s husband. Her two daughters Tine and Mone are also...

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki. If you would like to unite with us and send a message to all world leaders calling on them to ensure that a nuclear bomb is never used again then be at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell at 9.15am Sunday 5 August 2018. Hiroshima was...

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90th anniversary of the Rotary Club of Canberra

90th anniversary of the Rotary Club of Canberra

On Saturday 16 June 2018 a special ringing event was conducted at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell to mark the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Rotary Club of Canberra. Since its inception all those years ago Rotary has expanded within Canberra so that from...

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Another NZ link

Another NZ link

Len Goodman and Eric Linklater both served as Rotary District Governors in 1995/1996 reuniting at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell to mark the inauguration of Eric’s daughter as President of The Rotary Club of Hall. A brief ceremony was held at the Peace Bell to extend...

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Tolling bell for peace.

Tolling bell for peace.

Latitude Magazine New Zealand. https://www.latitudemagazine.co.nzEarlier this year I spent some satisfying days in Canberra, the Australian capital. But when I told  people I was going to Canberra, most said they had never been there. Sure it is not one of Aussie’s...

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Philippines National Day

Philippines National Day

On Thursday 14 June 2018, Her Excellency Mrs Minda Calaguian-Cruz Ambassador for the Philippines, her staff members and the members of the Loboc Childrens Choir attended the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell within Lennox Gardens to mark the occasion of the 120th Anniversary...

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Sri Chinmoy Half Marathon.

Sri Chinmoy Half Marathon.

Dear Michael Rabey, Many thanks for your presence Monday morning 11 June 2018 and for making the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell an integral player in the proceedings. The race report is now published here...

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See the video journey so far

See the video journey so far

The incredible journey of the last couple of years has been recorded and edited into an 11 minute video that is now available for you to watch on our YouTube page! Or click here to see it right now. We hope you enjoy.

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Great Eastern Japan Earthquake

Great Eastern Japan Earthquake

Today the striker was placed in position at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell to allow the remembrance of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake. Around 150 people attended the ceremony at the Peace Bell. To begin, the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell was rung three times by a...

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Japanese Tsunami Remembrance

Japanese Tsunami Remembrance

A short ceremony will be held on Sunday 11 at 4.46 precisely to remember the Japanese Tsunami. There will be an opportunity for those present to ring the Peace Bell after the ceremony. The striker will be in place until 5.30PM

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Photos by Bernie Den Hartog

Photos by Bernie Den Hartog

Bernie Den Hartog is an architect from Kasparek Architects in Canberra who not only created the drawings of the bell in the design phase, but took some wonderful photos at our recent launch events. We will have a link here shortly to show more!

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Sundays with Macca ABC radio

Sundays with Macca ABC radio

Our Michael Rabey rang-in early this morning, Sunday 25 February 2018 to talk to Ian McNamara about the Canberra Rotary peace Bell. Listen to what Michael had to say.

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Ride for Peace is back!

Ride for Peace is back!

      Ride for Peace is back!25   MARCH 2018   Where do I donate? canberrapeacebell.org/donation In honour of the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell, now open, LJ Hooker is once again partnering with the Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin in another Ride for Peace event....

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The bell has been rung!

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 Constructions.

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Canberra Decks Gold supporter

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...

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International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

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!

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’

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

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

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

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 UN.

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Ride raised $20 000

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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