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Monday, August 22, 2011

Youth Chess Tournaments for Peace, in Montreal, on September 7, 2011

The Canadian Centre for Ecumenism is delighted to announce the launch of Youth Chess Tournaments for Peace, in Montreal, on September 7, 2011 in collaboration with MonRoi Inc. and the Canadian Chess’n Math Association.

The event will coincide with the visit of His Holiness the Dalia Lama to the 2nd Global Conference of World Religions After 9/11, a combined initiative of McGill University and the University of Montréal.

The event is endorsed by the World Chess Federation (FIDE). In a letter to organizers the President says that FIDEis proud to be associated with the 2011 Youth Chess Tournament for Peace, which promotes harmony amongst the people of the world. FIDE, which is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as an Intentional Sports Federation, with 170 member federations, has several on-going projects with the Peace and Sports organization.

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