Halifax — Leaders of the world’s 192 nations have announced that a ceremony to end all war forever will be held next Thursday — weather permitting.
“Sure, world peace would be a wonderful thing to achieve,” said Judy Desbarats, organizer of the historic event, to be held outdoors at the Halifax Common, “but we all know the weather this time of year can be a little tricky, so we need to be mindful of unsafe conditions for participants. Rain can cause serious hazards for those driving to and from the event.
“We will have seniors and special needs people in attendance who can be particularly sensitive to climactic conditions.”
Organizers will make a determination next Thursday morning whether world peace can proceed. A whole range of weather could potentially derail the event apart from rain — hot, sunny conditions can bring the risk of sunstroke or dehydration for attendees, and excess wind could potentially topple the stage specially erected for the proceedings.
“Ideally we’re looking at a temperature range of 18 to 24 degrees, partly cloudy, moderate humidity. Low wind. Otherwise world peace will have to be postponed,” added Desbarats.
“I think we can all agree that safety comes first.”