Calgary Peace Prize 2019

Wed April 3 - Wed April 3, 2019
Calgary Peace Prize 2019

Calgary Peace Prize 2019

Under the patronage of Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell, CM, AOE, LLD, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, the Calgary Peace Prize recognizes outstanding individuals from the global community who work towards making the world a more just, safer and less violent place.

Mount Royal University will recognize his Excellency, Anote Tong for his diligent advocacy of global climate justice and peace.

Ticket Information

7 p.m.: VIP Reception and Award Ceremony — $100 per ticket + service fees.
This ticket allows guests to meet Anote Tong while enjoying wine and snacks in the Founders Room. It also includes admission to the Calgary Peace Prize award ceremony and panel discussion.

8:15 p.m.: Award Ceremony — $25 per ticket ($8 student/low-income ticket) + service fees.
This ticket includes admission to the Calgary Peace Prize award ceremony and panel discussion.

Anote Tong

His Excellency Anote Tong served as the fourth President of the Republic of Kiribati (pronounced Ki-ri-bas) from 2003 to 2015.

With one of the lowest carbon-emission footprints in the world, Kiribati has often described by President Tong as a “frontline country” that has been among the first to experience dramatic climate change impacts, especially in the form of rising sea levels. President Tong has worked diligently to build worldwide awareness of this potentially devastating problem and has been a strong advocate for the development of international agreements and solutions.

As an extraordinary measure to set an example for the rest of the world, President Tong created the Phoenix Islands Protected Area, one of the largest marine protected areas in the world with a size of 158,000 square miles, which was inscribed as a United Nations World Heritage site in 2008.

President Tong was born in 1952 on Fanning Island (also known as Tabuaeran) in the Line Islands and was a member of the Kiribati House of Parliament from the constituency of Maiana Island in the central Kiribati group. Educated in New Zealand and in England at the University of Canterbury and the London School of Economics respectively, President Tong holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Economics degrees.

The spacious main floor and dress circle lobbies of the Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons can be used in conjunction with the concert hall or as a venue on its own. The lobby area has hosted such events as Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40, Canadian Citizenship Ceremony, and The Rozsa Awards.

Ideal for: Conferences, galas, receptions, lectures, concerts, meetings, corporate events, post and pre-show events
Capacity: 100 - 1000 
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

The Jack Singer Concert Hall Lobby was built in the historic Calgary Public Building which housed Canada Post, Revenue Canada and the RCMP during its use by the Federal Government. The original pillars, upper mezzanine and skylight from the original grand lobby were maintained. The 87-year old façade of the building is currently undergoing restoration by the City of Calgary. 

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