The Floating Lantern Ceremony

August 3, 2019

August 3, 2019


Olympic Plaza, 228 8 Ave SE, Calgary



Events Description

“Give peace a chance.” Join other Calgarians, and people around the world, in lighting a lantern for peace. Join us as we commemorate the 226,000 lives lost in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and take a stand for peace. We’ll release hundreds of lanterns on the pool at Olympic Plaza in solidarity with people participating in similar events in cities around the world.

Floating lantern ceremonies are held every year in Japan and around the world to commemorate those who died and take a stand for peace.

Calgary’s sixth annual Floating Lantern Ceremony will be held in tandem with events in many of the 7,568 cities in the 163 regions worldwide who have joined Mayors for Peace.

Last year, over 2,000 people came to remember those impacted by atomic bombings and wars that continue to rage. The program will include musical performances and speakers, after which everyone will be invited to launch a rented lantern.


  • Calgary musicians on the main stage
  • Multicultural children’s and youth choirs
  • Youth speaker
  • Keynote speech by The Very Reverend Dr. Bill Phipps
  • Greetings of peace from the mayors of cities around the world
  • Write your message of peace on a lantern, light it and float it on the pool

Who is it for?


Tickets :Attendance is free, lanterns are available for rent by donation online or at the event
How to get tickets?
Buy Online
At the door: Lanterns will be available for rent


Date & Time: Saturday, August 3, 2019 | 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Venue: Olympic Plaza, 228 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2P 2M5

Paid Parking
Public transport accessible

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