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FRED SMITH SINGS

FRED SMITH SINGS

Fred Smith sings “Dust of Uruzgan”Once described as "Australia's secret weapon" in international diplomacy, he was the first Australian diplomat to be posted to Afghanistan's Uruzgan Province in 2009, an experience that he turned into a highly acclaimed album of...

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LEO FARRELLY 2021

LEO FARRELLY 2021

The International Day of Peace 2021: Rotary District GovernorLeo Farrelly2021 Theme: Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world.Canberra Burley Griffin Rotary is partnering with the United Nations Information Centre for Australia, New Zealand and the...

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REMEMBRANCE DAY 2021

REMEMBRANCE DAY 2021

HIROSHIMA REMEMBEREDAnother special ringing was held at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell to remember the bombing of Hiroshima Japan on 6 August 1945. Our speakers were Dr Ludmilla Kwitko: Women's International League for Peace and Friendship (WILPF) ACT Branch; Talei...

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TOHOKU EARTHQUAKE MEMORIAL

TOHOKU EARTHQUAKE MEMORIAL

TOHOKU EARTHQUAKE MEMORIAL13 MARCH 20212021 marks the 10th Anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami that devastated Tohoku and the northern Kanto region of Japan. Each year Canberrans, friends of Japan, and members of the Japanese community gather at the...

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TREATY ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS

TREATY ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS

TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS23 January 2021Could you imagine the impact if a modern nuclear bomb was dropped on Canberra or any Australian City in anger? How would we cope, where would help come from for those that survived? Now imagine that there were...

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PREVENTION OF NUCLEAR WAR

PREVENTION OF NUCLEAR WAR

​PREVENTION OF NUCLEAR WARJonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute is an International lawyer who chairs the nuclear task force of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association. He serves as the Representative to the United Nations...

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WORLD PEACE DAY 2020

WORLD PEACE DAY 2020

World Peace Day 2020Our keynote speaker at this years World Peace Day event, 21 September 2020, was Mr Tim Weeks the former captive for 3 years and 3 months of the Taliban in Afghanistan. Take the time to listen to what Tim had to say to those assembled.

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ICAN representatives ring the bell for peace

ICAN representatives ring the bell for peace

On Sunday 9 August 2020 Dr Sue Wareham and a group of people seeking a more peaceful world met at the Canberra Rotary Pease Bell and rang the bell in memory of those lost due to the atomic bomb being dropped on Nagasaki in 1945. It has been 75 years since that event...

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Hiroshima & Nagasaki Remembered

Hiroshima & Nagasaki Remembered

A special ringing was held at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell to remember the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima Japan on 6 August 1945.A short statement was read by His Excellency Ambassador Mr Reiichiro Takahashi — Japanese Ambassador to Australia.

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ICAN representatives ring the bell for peace

World Peace Prayer Gathering

To mark the 33rd anniversary of the "World Peace Prayer Gathering" ceremony a special ringing was held at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell where the words of the ancient Chinese Philosopher Laozi were read. Following each verse, the Peace Bell was struck with the wish...

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Now available: translation to 104 languages!

Now available: translation to 104 languages!

Now available: translation to 104 languages!8JULY 2020 We have just added a connection to Google Translation services to allow viewers of this website to read any page or post in their language. There are 104 languages available to select. Just click on the blue...

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Plans for 2020 and beyond

Plans for 2020 and beyond

Canberra Rotary Peace Bell Plans for 2020 and beyond26January 2020The Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin (RCCBG) would appreciate assistance to operate the Japan Earthquake event and also the Hiroshima event — in future — from any group connected with Japan, or...

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Review of 2019

Review of 2019

Canberra Rotary Peace Bell Review of 2019 26January 2020During 2019 there were a huge 23 Special events conducted at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell during 2019 with over 4132 people attending. This significant community series of Canberra events was created by a...

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Plans for 2020 and beyond

To Christchurch

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...

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Third LJ Hooker Walk, Run or Ride for Peace

Third LJ Hooker Walk, Run or Ride for Peace

  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...

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63 unnecessary deaths

63 unnecessary deaths

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...

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Macka in Canberra 2018

Macka in Canberra 2018

11NOVEMBER 2018ABC 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 Patterson  – which tells of...

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ROTARY EXCHANGE STUDENTS

ROTARY EXCHANGE STUDENTS

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...

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Polish peace bell visited!

Polish peace bell visited!

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/

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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

World Peace Day

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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Third LJ Hooker Walk, Run or Ride for Peace

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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DO NOT FORGET AUSTRALIA

DO NOT FORGET AUSTRALIA

Dear Australian friends, For those who do not yet know me, my name is Guillaume Fournet, I am a teacher in the class of CM1 at the Victoria School in Villers-Bretonneux, France (9 to 10 years old pupils). In recent years, I have collected addresses of our Australian...

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Anzac Day ceremony

Anzac Day ceremony

A beautiful Canberra day encouraged the public to visit Nara Peace Park after the Anzac Day parade and ring the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell. Michael Rabey was there to oversee the ceremony.  

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ANZAC friends

ANZAC friends

The New Zealand World Peace Bell came about through the initiative of Christchurch resident Roy Sinclair who in 2004 made an epic 3500 km bike ride the length of Japan. Roy Sinclair attended our launch in February 2018. He runs a blog about the NZ bell for those...

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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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Macka in Canberra 2018

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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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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