As you may know RI President Ian Riseley is holding six peacebuilding conferences around the world. The first of these international conferences is in the Pacific Northwest. On February 9-11, 2018 in Vancouver, BC the presidential peacebuilding conference will examine sustainable global and local environmental practices, and their contributions to peacebuilding and peacemaking.

Participants will discuss the impact of environmental issues on health, fresh air, clean water, vegetation, and food production – and how improved environmental conditions are a fundamental condition of building peace within communities. The conference will bring together community leaders, youth, and representatives from the public, private, and government sectors. Attendees also can participate in a hands-on service project the morning after the conference.

There will be a focus on how Rotary clubs can involve their local community in sustainable projects and peacebuilding.

I request your assistance to encouraging the members of your Rotary club to attend this important international Rotary event.  Could you please:

  1. Forward this email to all members of your Rotary club.
  2. Announce the Rotary Peacebuilding conference at the next 3 meetings of your club
  3. Post a notice about the conference in your club newsletter and post a link on your club website.

The conference website has a list of keynote speakers, link to book a hotel room, draft program and a link to the registration.  Please visit:

The registration is currently $225 Canadian or about US$180.00. The registration goes to $250 on October 1, 2017.

Rotarians from the US, Canada and around the world will come together at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver for this conference.