Making Peace Aurora was presented in Town Park, 89 Mosley Street, during 7 weeks from September 29 to November 19, 2017.
Aurora is the second Canadian city to present Making Peace after Toronto
Notably Aurora was the childhood home of Lester B.Pearson (1897 - 1972), Canada's 14th Prime Minister and the only Canadian individual to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. His father Rev. Edwin Pearson, was the Methodist minister.
The official opening ceremony attended by Pearson’s granddaughters Robin and Barbara, took place inside Pearson’s old school, now the Aurora Cultural Center, situated on 22 Church Street: a short walk from the Town Park, where the exhibition is presented.
Pearson won the Nobel Peace Prize 60 years ago in 1957 for establishing the United Nations Emergency Force to resolve the Suez Canal Crisis. Pearson is commonly known in international circles as the "Father of Modern Peacekeeping".
> Of all our dreams today there is none more important - or so hard to realise - than that of peace in the world. May we never lose our faith in it or our resolve to do everything that can be done to convert it one day into reality" Lester B. Pearson, Nobel Peace Laureate (1957)