September 21 is the United Nations International Day of Peace.  
In 2010, to celebrate this and to raise awareness of the importance of this day, District 5550 held a Music for Peace Concert at the Forks area in Winnipeg.  It was a cool, rainy day but we persevered. For the second Concert in 2011, we were fortunate to have a lovely fall evening.
Both years visitors to the Forks stopped by and enjoyed the event. We had local performers and in 2011 featured singer and violinist, Sierra Noble.
In 2012 we took no chances with the weather and held the concert indoors. Good thing because it was a cold, rainy, windy night.
By this time other groups were becoming interested and wanted to be part of an active Peace program. As momentum grew we found that local groups – secular, ethnic, and civic – participated with events at different locations throughout the city. A simple Music for Peace concert became “PEACE DAYS”.
A Peace Days committee was founded and they meet regularly throughout the year to make plans. A logo was developed and a flag was designed. It is raised and flown at Winnipeg City Hall to signal the beginning of Peace Days .
In 2014 the Gimli community held a Peace Days event and people who attended expressed the hope that there will be one there again this year. And so the word spreads.