The ceremony was attended by many members from the city council, including Mr. Benoit Dorais, the Chair of the Montreal Executive Committee, as well as Japanese community members and a group of high school students from Hiroshima. In the solemn atmosphere of praying for nuclear abolition and world peace, at 7:15 p.m., corresponding with the time when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima (8:15 a.m., Japan time), the peace bell was rung. This was followed by remarks by Mr. Dorais and Miss Mao Mizoguchi, representative of students from Hiroshima, read a message of peace. Lastly, the “Peace Declaration” was introduced in English, French and Japanese, and the ceremony was concluded by Ambassador Ishikane’s remarks.
|Ringing the peace bell||A message of peace being read by high school students from Hiroshima|
|Remarks by Mr. Benoit Dorais, Chair of the Montreal Executive Committee||Ambassador Ishikane delivering remarks, and audience|
On the following day (August 6th) another peace memorial ceremony was held in Gatineau, Quebec and members of Montreal Executive Committee attended. Ambassador Ishikane also made remarks.