Pugwash Park Commissioners presents for the first time:
THANKSGIVING AT THINKERS LODGE lottery
Win Two Nights’ Accommodation at Thinkers Lodge, 10th-11th October, 2015. Only 1000 tickets sold! Tickets are $20 and will be sold at the gift shop, Thinkers Lodge, 1 June-24 August 2015.
Draw will be at Thinkers Lodge, 25th August, 1:00 p.m.
License No. – AGD – 101611-15
Thinkers Lodge has seven bedrooms, each with private bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen, and two glorious decks facing the water.
ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE UPKEEP OF OUR NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE.
May 26th, 2015
“A War-Free World: Is it Desirable? Is it Feasible?
Imperial War Museum, 11 November 2002
“[N]ot only is a war-free world desirable, it is now necessary, it is essential, if humankind is to survive. I am referring to the development of the omnicidal weapons, first demonstrated in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The destruction of these cities, heralded a new age, the nuclear age, whose chief characteristic is that for the first time in the history of civilization, Man has acquired the technical means to destroy his own species, and to accomplish it, deliberately or inadvertently, in a single action. In the nuclear age the human species has become an endangered species….
“We all crave a world of peace, a world of equity. We all want to nurture in the young generation the much-heralded ‘culture of peace’. But how can we talk about a culture of peace if that peace is predicated on the existence of weapons of mass destruction? How can we persuade the young generation to cast aside the culture of violence, when they know that it is on the threat of extreme violence that we rely for security? …
“The diabolical concept that in order to have peace we must prepare for war has been ingrained in us since the start of civilization. So much so that we have begun to believe that waging war is part of our natural make up. We are told that we are biologically programmed for aggression, that war is in our genes. As a scientist, I reject this thesis. I see no evidence that aggressiveness is genetically built into our behaviour. A group of experts, meeting in Seville under the auspices of UNESCO concluded: ‘It is scientifically incorrect to say that war or any other violent behaviour is genetically programmed into our human nature.’ …
“Nevertheless, we are moving towards a war-free world, even if we do not do it consciously. We are learning the lessons of history. In the two World Wars of the 20th century, France and Germany were mortal enemies. Citizens of these countries – and many others – were slaughtered by the millions. But now a war between France and Germany seems inconceivable….
“We have to change the mind-set that seeks security for one’s own nation in terms which spell insecurity to others. We must replace the old Roman dictum by one essential for survival in the Third Millennium: Si vis pacem para pacem – if you want peace prepare for peace. This will require efforts in two directions: one – a new approach to security, in terms of global security; the other – developing and nurturing a new loyalty, loyalty to humankind….
“In a world armed with weapons of mass destruction, the use of which might bring the whole of civilization to an end, we cannot afford a polarized community, with its inherent threat of military confrontations. In this scientific era, a global equitable community, to which we all belong as world citizens, has become a vital necessity.”
"Cyrus Eaton has a simple formula for success that he shared with anyone who asked and shared with his grand children...whether we asked or not! The formula was “find something you really love and then work harder at it than anyone else.”
Pugwash grads encouraged to find something they really love
Darrell ColePublished on June 28, 2014
PUGWASH – The grandson of Cyrus Eaton urged the Class of 2014 at Pugwash District High School to take some advice from his grandfather.
“Cyrus Eaton had a simple formula for success that he shared with anyone who asked and shared with his grandchildren,” John Eaton said. “The formula was find something you really love and then work harder than anyone else. His point, of course, is that if you love what you are doing it does not really seem like work.”
Eaton said his grandfather believed in education and learning. He father was the postmaster and he began his habit of reading newspapers at an early age. Through his life he read five newspapers every morning and loved reading history, philosophy, poetry and Shakespeare.
And just as his grandfather did, Eaton urged every grad to remember that one person can make a difference and big things can happen in small places.
Village of Pugwash, Nova Scotia
Communities in Bloom - 2014 National Edition
Peace Ground in Eaton Park
PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHARLOTTETOWN, September 20, 2014 — The Village of Pugwash is the winner of the Up to 1,000 population category. The village received a 5 Bloom rating and a special mention for the Peace Ground in Eaton Park during the 2014 National Symposium and Awards Ceremonies in Charlottetown, PEI. The Village of Pugwash competed against Arnold's Cove NL, Clinton BC, Kinistino SK and Valhalla Centre AB.
In July, trained volunteer judges travelled to participating communities to evaluate the overall contributions of municipal council and departments; industry; businesses and the private sector – including volunteer efforts – in regards to the following criteria: Tidiness, Environmental Action, Heritage Conservation, Urban Forestry, Landscape and Floral Displays.
Following their evaluation, volunteer judges Steve Preston and Gail Pearcey wrote: “A three month collaboration between Pugwash’s CiB Committee, the Village Commission and a talented group of grade 8 and 10 visual art students cumulated in a May 22nd “Peace March” from the Pugwash District High School, through the Village’s main streets and a student “sit in” at the CiB’s new Peace Ground installation in Eaton Park. Four benches purchased by CiB, installed by the Village, and decorated with peace motifs by students, now provide a contemplative space in this waterfront park. The peace symbol recreated in landscaping mulch in front of this semi-circle of benches ties this space to the Pugwash’s 50 plus year legacy of promoting peace. The decorated benches link this space to the tradition of educational institutions gifting chairs to Eaton Lodge as a symbol of co-operation and collaboration. Equally important aspects of this project were the students’ research and classroom discussions about: anti-violence; anti-bullying; anti-vandalism; peace; Cyrus Eaton’s contributions to Pugwash; and the July 1957 Cold War discussions by an assembly of 22 scientists at Eaton Lodge, a National Historic Site of Canada”.
Within the actual context of climate changes and environmental concerns, communities involved in the program can be proud of their efforts, which provide real and meaningful environmental solutions and benefit all of society.
For a complete list of the results and the electronic copy of the Communities in Bloom magazine, please visit www.communitiesinbloom.ca.
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