SAVE THE DATE: Thursday October 13, 2022″WALKING FOR PEACE”

We are glad to inform you that the 8th edition of “Walking for Peace” will take place on Thursday morning, 13 October 2022. This important and symbolic cross-border event, organized by the Culture Ticino Network Association of Lugano and that will be held in Malcantone and Varesotto, is supported every year by the Italian and Swiss municipalities involved, see: Walking for Peace 2019

This important 8th edition of the Walk is intended to be a special and highly symbolic event, as it is the first in-person after the forced break due to the pandemic. This year the Association has decided to change the format and to propose the event not on Saturday but on Thursday, in order to involve Swiss and Italian schools.

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WORLD PEACE FORUM: LET’S CELEBRATE OUR 10 YEAR-ANNIVERSARY TOGETHER!

We look forward to seeing you all together to celebrate our 10th anniversary!

The opening will be held on November 19 at the Hotel de la Paix where the “Round Table” with renowned guests and contributors will take place. This will be followed by an aperitif and the long-awaited “Gala Dinner” with rich entertainment and many surprises!

In order to celebrate our first 10 years, the Culture Ticino Network Association is also organizing a solidarity art group exhibition, with the date to be determined.

In addition, reserve already the important date of Thursday, December 15, at 8:30 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Church in Lugano there will be an unmissable solidarity concert where renowned choirs and musicians will perform.

The updated World Forum for Peace program will be posted on this website in the coming weeks. We look forward to celebrating this important milestone with you!

FOOD EMERGENCY IN THE PHILIPPINES: WE NEED YOUR HELP!

With Covid-19 the City of Paombong (Region Bulacan), currently in quarantine, are facing serious food supplies difficulties. For this reason, the Association Culture Ticino Network of Lugano immediately responded to the request for help of the Rdo. Fr. Anacleto C. Ignacio of the Parish of Paombong in the Philippines, with the aim of helping 1’000 families living in extreme poverty. The aid consists in food packages containing rice, noodles, canned goods for these neediest families. On 2nd April, thanks to an initial payment by our Association and the support by other sponsors in the Philippines, has started the distribution of the food packages.

On 30 December 2020 there was the 10th distribution of the relief goods in the Barangay Meysulao in Calumpit, Bulacan, Philippines. It was a day full of emotions and a lot of heart. However, these actions will not be enough for the future! That is why we want to ensure the continuity of this project in the coming months. Help us with the fundraising too!

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Philippines: a humanitarian journey full of emotions, meetings and new projects

Our President Margherita Maffeis-Natale, and Honorary Consul of the Philippines in Ticino, went again this year with her husband from 1st to 17th January 2020 to the Philippines; this year with a special mission, namely to consolidate our newly founded twin association Culture Ticino Network and Philippines Association, based in Paombong, and to start with our local committee the important project “Sustainable Development in Paombong”.

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NOTICE OF COMPETITION: WRITE THE PEACE SONG

To celebrate our 10th year of activity the association Culture Ticino Network of Lugano launches the new international competition “write the peace song”, to which are invited scholars of the third, fourth and fifth classes of elementary school, the middle schools and the high schools in Ticino, the provinces of Como and Varese.
The object of the competition is the creation of one or more song lyrics with particular attention to children’s right and environmental protection, addressing issues of kindness, friendship and cultures. It is also possible to present the lyrics accompanied by a musical base or a melody.
The songs will be evaluated by the steering committee of the association and by people with experience in musical field.

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