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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Canadians to Honor American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca with Canadian Peace Award.

American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca will be awarded a Canadian Peace Award for the Windsor Peace Stone of the Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM) [1] during their visit to Windsor next month, according to a Canadian press release. The Windsor Peace Stone is slated to be the cornerstone of the coast-to-coast 'Trans Canadian Peace Trail”.

The Jakupca's will be the first Americans to receive the honor, which was announced by a coalition of Canadian peace organizations on Monday, August 12, 2013. The Canadian Award is a CRISTAL d'ALBRET PAX Peace Plate by GILBERT POILLERAT. The 9" Peace plate is very heavy crystal glass with beautiful molded detailing. It's of a dove, holding an olive branch surrounded by children and is a fitting testament to the mission of the Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM).  It comes in a cloth lined presentation box with Plaque of Remembrance.

"David and Renate Jakupca are true friends of the people of Canada, and they have been since the beginning of the formation of The International Center for Environmental Arts in 1987,” Sharon Demming, spokeswoman of the Peace Coalition, stated in the release. Canadian Rick Coranado of Great lakes United and the Clean Water Alliance presented ICEA with an environmental award in 1992 for the exhibit, 'Endangered Spaces' that first addressed the concerns about the dangers of over development of the Great Lakes shoreline.

“As Founders of ICEA and American Cultural Ambassadors,  David and Renate Jakupca have stood with Canadians in times of crisis and peace," she continued. "During their time as Ambassadors they have made a unique contribution to the Canadians, both through further strengthening the strategic cooperation between the countries and through the joint development of environment and technology to promote a sustainable culture of peace for all Living Things.”

The statement went on to praise the Jakupca's as a “symbol of democratic values” who “exemplifies the spirit of iceality and opportunity for all living things to live in a peaceful global society.”

The award also follows Jakupca's receiving the prestigious 'Freedom Award' by the American Nationalities Movement Organization in 2012.

The Jakupca's will receive the award as part of the dedication of the Windsor Peace Stone located for the 2013 International Children's Games in Windsor-Essex, located at the new 77 million Dollar Windsor Aquatic Center.

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Anglican Church of Canada - EcoJustice Committee
Act for the Earth
Afghans for Peace
Artists Against War
Canadian Auto Workers Union
Canadian Arab Federation
Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility
Canadian Federation of Students
Canadian Islamic Congress
Canadian Labour Congress
Canadian Muslim Civil Liberties Association
Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
Canadian Network on Cuba
Canadian Peace Congress
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Canadian Union of Public Employeess
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
Conscience Canada
Council of Canadians
Communication Energy and Paperworkers Union
Greenpeace Canada
Housing Not War
National Council of Canadian Tamils
Nonviolent Peace Force
Operation Objection
Poets Against War
Physicians for Global Survival
United Steelworkers - Canada
Veterans Against Nuclear Arms
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - Canada
War Resisters Support Campaign

Alberta Federation of Labour
Calgary Disarmament Coalition
The Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace
Candil - Canada Democracy and International Law
Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism
Edmonton Peace Council
Lethbridge Network for Peace
Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development
Project Ploughshares - Calgary
Rimbey Organization for Universal Nuclear Disarmament

Canada Out of Afghanistan Campaign, Victoria
BC Interior Peace Coalition
End the Arms Race
Unitarians for Social Justice
Fraser Valley Peace Council
Argenta Monthly Meeting of Friends
Vancouver Island Network for Disarmament
Vernon Peace Coalition
Canadian Union of Public Employees - B.C. Division
Vancouver & District Labour Council
British Columbia Provincial Council of Carpenters
Southern Interior Peace Coalition
Boundary Peace Initiative
Federation of Russian Canadians - Vancouver
Powell River & District Labour Council
World Federalists of Canada - Victoria
Alberni Valley Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament
Public Education for Peace Society
Victoria Peace Coalition

Brandon Labour Council
Peace Council - Manitoba
Association of United Ukrainian Canadians - Manitoba
Winnipeg Labour Council
Project Peacemakers
Peace Alliance Winnipeg

Fredricton Peace Coalition
Project Ploughshares - Fredericton

Project Ploughshares (Youth)- Newfoundland
St. John's Campaign Against the War

Nuclear Free North
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Halifax Peace Coalition
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Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association
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Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War
Peace Kingston
OPIRG Carleton
Peace Research Institute - Dundas
Science for Peace
Toronto Disarmament Network
Veterans Against Nuclear Arms - Toronto
Ontario Federation of Labour
Educating for Peace
Canadian Auto Workers Local 199
Toronto Disarmament Network
The Oakville Labour Council
Burlington Association for Nuclear Disarmament
United Steel Workers - Local 1005
United Steelworkers - Local 1998
United Steelworkers - Local 8300
United Steelworkers - Toronto Area Council
United Steelworkers - Hamilton Area Council
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) - Hamilton
The Markland Group
Hamilton Can Workers - CAW Local 354
Canadian Union of Public Employees - Ontario Division
Service Employees International Union - Local 204
OPIRG/GRIPO - University of Ottawa
Student Coalition Against War - Ottawa
World Federalists of Canada - Toronto Branch
1st Unitarian Congregation of Toronto - Peace & Disarmament Committee
United Jewish Peoples Order
United Steelworkers of America - District 6
Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies
Canadian Auto Workers - Local 444
Thunder Bay & District Labour Council
Global Nonviolent Peace Force - Canada
United Nations Association of Canada - Toronto
Hiroshima Day Coalition
Invisible Fist
Peaceworks Midland
Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice - Toronto Chapter
Thunder Bay Coalition for Peace and International Justice
Voice of Women - Toronto
Centre for Social Justice
Toronto Coalition to Stop the War
Barrie Peace Alliance
Toronto and York Region Labour Council
University of Toronto Students Union
Mississauga Coalition for Peace and Justice
Peaceworks, Sarnia
London People for Peace
Wingham People for Peace
Davenport Neighbours for Peace
Toronto East 4 Peace
Windsor Peace Coalition
Niagara Coalition for Peace
Humanist movement

Island Peace Committee

Coalition de Québec pour la paix
Rassemblement Outouais Contre La Guerre
Le centre de ressources sur la non-violence
Westmount Initiative for Peace
Centre de ressources sur la non-violence
La Comite de Solidarite Tiers-Monde
Voice of Women - Quebec
Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility
World Federalists of Canada - Montreal
Pigeon Hill Peacemaking Centre
Les Artistes pour la Paix
Social Justice Committee
Social Concerns Group - Unitarian Church of Montreal

Regina Peace Council
Saskatoon Peace Coalition
Canadian Union of Public Employees - Local 1904
Canadian Labour Congress - Local 481
Regina & District Labour Council
Saskatchewan Federation of Labour
Regina Peace Action Coalition

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[1] - Provenance of the subject sculpture places its conception at Germany's World's Fair, EXPO 2000's 'Culture on the Move' segment.  American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca addressed the 140 Nation Assembly of the concept for a permanent universal symbol of renewal and peace on earth for all living inhabitants through the 'Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts'. This Symbol of Living Peace was the subject sculpture.  This project was initiated in cooperation with the United Nations 2000 Culture of Peace Program and organized in support of the UN Decade of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.   http://www.theicea.com/page5

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