About Our Chapter
The South Georgian Bay (SGB) Chapter for World BEYOND War had its inaugural meeting June 24th 2019, in Collingwood, Ontario. Our Chapter has about 120 subscribing members, with as many as 20 active at any given time. We communicate with our members in a monthly email, and hold a one-hour meeting (currently by Zoom) on the last Monday of the month. We are encouraging 700 people (3.5% of Collingwood) to sign the WBW Peace Pledge, and we create an annual awareness-raising event. In 2019 our event focused on celebrating International Peace Day, Sept 21 (see photos on our website www.pivot2peace.com). For 2020 we are holding a protest every month, outside our MPs Office to stop the $19 billion Fighter Jet purchase. We are also involved in the formation of the Canadian Peace Network (an umbrella organization for Peace groups in Canada) and in planning WBW’s International Conference, June 1-6, 2021 in Ottawa, Canada.
We have named our group Pivot2Peace and set up our own website. Please check it out for more information on past and current activities, or contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org or SGB Chapter Coordinator, Helen, at Helen.email@example.com. We believe the tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic has a silver lining. It has opened people’s minds to the fact that we are all connected, and no one is safe unless we are all safe. We want to embrace this new consciousness to create a Canada that is a true Peace-building force, both at home, and in the world.
Helen Peacock is the South Georgian Bay chapter coordinator.
Our monthly meetings are held (currently by Zoom) on the last Monday of the month from 7:00-8:00pm. Contact us for details.