Opening Ceremony

Join us for the 2023 Aussie Peace Walk opening ceremony. 5pm Friday 24 March at the Canberra Rotary World Peace Bell

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The official opening of the 2023 Aussie Peace Walk will take place with a ceremony at the Rotary World Peace Bell in Nara Park. 

The ceremony will begin with a traditional aboriginal smoking ceremony and ‘Welcome to Country’ by a local Ngunnawal elder.

We will then hear a few words from representatives of Rotary, the IML and a special guest.

The special guest will then make a brief speech about peace before the Aussie Peace Walk event director will conclude with a welcome to walkers.

All speakers will ceremoniously strike the bell together to declare the event officially opened.


Pictured above: New Zealanders perform at the 2021 Opening Ceremony.

Volodymyr Shalkivskyi, Chargé d'Affaires a.i. of Ukraine speaking at the opening ceremony

Our special guest in 2022 was Volodymyr Shalkivskyi, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of Ukraine, seen here speaking at the 2022 opening ceremony.

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