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The Mayor of Boston proclaims Peace Tree Day on June 1, 2013! Boston is the first city in America to proclaim Peace Tree Day. The Mayor of Ottawa proclaims Peace Tree Day on June 1, 2013, making it the first capital to proclaim Peace Tree Day, a celebration of peace, diversity and fusion through the arts by children and youth that empowers them to become leaders for social change!

In Toronto, Peace Tree Ambassadors get set to teach seniors Bollywood, Flamenco, Yoga, Chinese Brush Painting and more as they celebrate diversity and peace on Peace Tree Day!

Celebrate Peace Tree Day in your school, organization or community this year on June 1st (or in the month of June), a celebration of peace, diversity and fusion through the arts and literacy! Please see details on the Peace Tree Spirit, how to start a Peace Tree Club and how to organize Peace Tree Day this June.

This fall celebrate the Peace Tree Festival of Lights in your school, college, university, organization, hospital or business. Please see details.

In 2006, Mayor David Miller of the City of Toronto and Michael Di Biase of the City of Vaughan proclaimed Peace Tree Day, a new festival for children, youth and families of every culture and faith to celebrate peace, diversity and fusion through the arts!

In 2007, York Region, York Region District School Board, York Region Catholic District School Board, York Regional Police and the City of Windsor proclaimed Peace Tree Day on June 1st. Celebrations were held in Stouffville, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Windsor, Hamilton, PEI and in many schools, camps and hospitals. Find out how to proclaim Peace Tree Day in your city. Visit Proclamation.

In 2008, Peace Tree Day was celebrated in Toronto, Vaughan, York Region, Windsor, and Hamilton.  In York Region, the York Regional Police unveiled the world's first Peace Tree Garden. At Toronto's Peace Tree Stand, children raised $3,310 for UNICEF'S Mynamar/Burma Cyclone Appeal and Free the Children's China Relief Fund.  Details.

In 2009,
Peace Tree Day was proclaimed in Brampton, Ontario and celebrated in Toronto, Vaughan, York Region, Brampton, Hyderabad, Gujarat, and Kashmir, India. Peace Tree Day in Brampton and Toronto raised $1,080 for War Child Canada and Free the Children.

In 2010, Peace Tree Ambassadors raised $2,000 for War Child Canada and Pennies for Peace on Peace Tree Day 2010. The highlight of our festival this year was  the Toronto Peace Tree Ambassadors' dialogue with the Arab and Jewish children in Israel at the Peres Centre for Peace, who united to celebrate Peace Tree Day for the first time. It was very exciting for all the children to share their peace initiatives through webcam on this special day. See details of Peace Tree Day 2010 at Mel Lastman Square. Hope you can join us next year and experience the childrens' creations and messages of peace through the arts.

The Peace Tree initiative is now being implemented in Israel to unite children from Israel and Palestine and in Kashmir, India to unite Hindu and Muslim children. Schools in Vaughan, York Region, Brampton, Charlottetown, Maryland, Hyderabad and Jammu/Kashmir India also joined in the Peace Tree Day 2010 celebrations.

In 2011, Peace Tree Ambassadors raised $635 for War Child Canada at their Peace Tree Day celebration at Mel Lastman Square in Toronto.

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