Myrna with Rev. Bill Doyle
Myrna also spoke to the members of the church about the meaning of the Peace Poles.  
The Universal Message for World Peace, “May Peace Prevail On Earth”, was authored in 1955 by Masahisa Goi of Japan. It was an inspiring need to spread the Message of peace in the hearts of the global community that built the foundation for the Peace Pole Project. The first Peace Poles outside of Japan began to appear in towns and cities around the world in the early 1980's. May Peace Prevail On Earth, which is visible and translated to multiple languages on each pole, is an all inclusive message. It is a meeting place of the heart, bringing together people of all faiths, backgrounds and cultures to embrace the Oneness of our planetary family. A Peace Pole is a monument that displays the message May Peace Prevail On Earth not only in the language of the country where it is placed. It usually displays 3 to 7 additional languages meaningful to the host site.

The message is referred to as an affirmation of peace and its placement furthers Rotary's goal of building a culture of peace throughout the world. It is now an international message of peace with over 250,000 Peace Poles in every country in the world, dedicated as monuments to peace.

While I was president the Rotary Club of Spruce Grove, with the help of very dedicated members, decided to make Spruce Grove a “visible Peace City”. I want to thank you and the community of St. Andrews United Church for your continuous and strong support in our projects, but especially in the Peace Pole Project, with placing a Peace Pole on your ground. May it bring Peace and Unity to the people in and around Spruce Grove in all ways possible.

Once your Pole is placed, the exact coordinates will be sent to the Peace Pole Project, and it will be visible on the Peace Pole Map – and online map where people all over the world can see the locations of all the existing poles.

Thanks again so much!