Thank you to Nevine Yassa, Chair of Rotary District 7070 Peace Committee and her team for an outstanding Rotary District 7070 World Understanding and Peace Day Symposium with music, art and incredible speakers on Thursday February 23, 2023 . The Symposium included Rotarians from all over the world including two Past Rotary International Presidents: Wilf Wilkinson and Gary Huang. We heard from Nobel Prize Winner Ouided Bouchamaoui who will join us all the way from Tunis, different entities that Rotary International is collaborating with to promote peace such as Mediators without Borders, The Institute for Economics & Peace, Rotary Inter-Country Committees (Rotary ICC), Chris Offer on the Rotary Peace Centres, John Currie on Honouring Indigenous Peoples, and even the Interact Club of Earl Haig Collegiate, right here in District 7070. It was truly an evening where we learned  how Rotary is collaborating with these different entities to extend peace and understanding around the world......

We learned all about our 4 ROLES (PeMa) as Rotarians in promoting peace …PeMa… yes you guessed it right and how we have been and will continue to strive to achieve. How appropriate it was to hold this event on February 23, 2023 , World Understanding and Peace Day, Rotary's 118th anniversary of the very first meeting of Rotary which was held by Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram Shorey and Paul Harris on February 23, 1905 . What a better day to enjoy our Peace Symposium.

If you missed the event, you can see it on the Rotary District 7070 Youtube Channel

Once again, thank you to Nevine Yassa (President Elect 2023-24 Rotary Club of Scarborough District 7070; Chair Rotary District 7070 Peace Committee  and Past ICC Regional Coordinator for North America & Mexico).

Hence, we saw the 4 ROLES (PeMa) as Rotarians in promoting peace …PeMa… yes you guessed it right and how we have been and will continue to strive to achieve.


Nevine Yassa

President Elect 2023-24 Rotary Club of Scarborough   District 7070

Chair Peace Committee D7070
Past ICC Regional Coordinator for North America & Mexico

ICC National Coordinator Canada