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From a Rotary perspective, the partnership with the World Peace Bell Association to locate a World Peace Bell within the Canberra Nara Peace Park is a natural extension of the work of Rotary International. Rotary International work includes the Rotary Peace Centers and Peace Fellowships, the work through Shelter Box Australia, the work of The Rotary Foundation and the work already undertaken by the Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin through the annual Canberra Nara Candle Festival. The festival is held each year in the Canberra Nara Peace Park and was an initiative of the Rotary Club.
Andrew Barr MLAMessage from the ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr MLA for the World Peace Bell website hosted by Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin
I commend the Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin for its vision and determination to bring the World Peace Bell to Canberra.
The Bell, which is made from the melted coins of United Nations member countries, is a significant symbol of peace and has been installed in cities around the world.
I am very proud that this will be only the second World Peace Bell in Australia and will ring out on special occasions throughout the year, including the Canberra Nara Candle Festival, to remind Canberrans and visitors to the capital that our goal is for a peaceful world.
The location of the Bell adjacent to the Canberra Nara Peace Park is fitting and I know it will become an iconic part of the park and the foreshores of Lake Burley Griffin.
Thank you to the businesses who have already pledged their support for the World Peace Bell. I encourage Canberrans to get behind this inspiring project and I look forward to seeing it come to fruition.
Andrew Barr MLA
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TO CHRISTCHURCH21 MARCH 2019 Rotary Meeting, 21 Mar 2019 Firstly - a minute's silence. I'm sure we're all deeply shocked, saddened, dismayed by the brutal assault of an Australian citizen on people at prayer in mosques at Christchurch NZ Friday last week, 15 March...read more
NZ Massacre vigil 18 MARCH 2019 The New Zealand High Commission will be holding a vigil at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell on Tuesday 19 March 2019 at 6pm for those who would like to show their support. It has been organised by the ANU Students’ New Zealand Club and...read more
Walk, Run or Ride for Peace is back!31 MARCH 2019 This form is in 2 parts.1st part is directly below2nd part is: click (donate Now). We apologise for any inconvenience. Once you complete and SUBMIT your entry. Please click below. You will be taken to the Rotary...read more
Zonta Canberra Breakfast Club and the Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin 10 DECEMBER 2018 There have been 63 unnecessary deaths of women due to domestic violence this year in Australia!On 10 December 2018 the Zonta Canberra Breakfast Club and the Rotary Club of...read more
Listen to the podcast 11 NOVEMBER 2018 ABC radio star Ian MacNamara was in Canberra on 11 November 2018 presenting his 'Australia All Over' program where he introduced Laurie McDonald who recited a poem by Monte Grover – a contemporary of Henry Lawson and Banjo...read more
14 inbound Rotary Exchange Students. 24 November 2018 See the video below. A wonderful tour of Lennox Gardens was conducted for the 14 inbound Rotary Exchange Students on Saturday 24 November 2018. The students are from Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, Taiwan, The...read more
Michael 'drumming up' business for the bell was helped along by another drum group! Loved by all.read more
During September this year (2018) a number of members of the Rotary Club of Burley Griffin visited Europe and especially their peace bell. New facts emerged about their bell! See the new story at: https://canberrapeacebell.org/project/warsaw-poland/read more
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...read more
A huge event to celebrate World Peace Day was run by the Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin on Friday 21 September 2018.read more
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...read more
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...read more
Seen by our intrepid coordinator at the Palace Theatre, the team who are performing at at Llewyn Hall in October 2018.read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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