You are invited to Walk for Reconciliation & A New Way Forward
September 22, 2013
Starting at 9:00 am – West Georgia and Hamilton
Born from the vision of Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, Gwawaenuk Elder, Reconciliation Canada is leading a historic call to action for Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians to come together to build a stronger, more united Canada. Reconciliation Canada’s initiatives uphold and advance the healing work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) through a series of events that align with the TRC’s national event.
You are invited and encouraged to join in this historical moment as thousands of people from diverse backgrounds gather to demonstrate support towards renewing relationships among Aboriginal people and all Canadians, based on a shared understanding of our histories and our cultures.
Please find additional information below outlining the the free events surrounding Reconciliation Week, September 16-22 culminating in the Walk for Reconciliation where British Columbians from diverse cultures will walk a path together for a shared tomorrow. For more information about Reconciliation Canada, please click here.
Experience the events of Reconciliation Week, Downtown Vancouver, Sept 16-22:
- Lighting the Fire of Reconciliation:
Ambleside beach, starting at 8am on Monday, September 16th
Intimate Coast Salish ceremony to open Reconciliation Week.
- All Nations Canoe Gathering:
False Creek close to Science World, from 9am on Tuesday, September 17th
Come out to this free event and discover a significant piece of First Nation’s culture. Watch as beautiful cedar dugout canoes paddle into False Creek from Kits Point to Science World and are welcomed in a traditional ceremony to the Coast Salish lands.
More details available here.
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) National Event:
Pacific National Exhibition, September 18th-21st
TRC is organizing a series of events (4 days) from September 18th to 21st. They include statement gathering, sharing panel and circles, educational and learning activities among others.
More details available here.
- Walk for Reconciliation (Celebrating a New Way Forward):
Queen Elizabeth Plaza (on W Georgia Street) to Creekside Park, from 9.00am on Sunday, September 22nd
The Walk for Reconciliation is designed to transform and renew the very essence of relationships among Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians. It sounds so simple, but just the act of gathering and walking and sharing our stories can join us all in a shared commitment to creating a new way forward in our relationships with each other. Join us to help achieve far-reaching impact and to demonstrate your commitment to building better relationships to achieve resilient, sustainable communities. Walk Participants will receive wooden tiles decorated by children across BC as gifts for participation and commitment to reconciliation.
WALK WITH US. REGISTER NOW.
Chief Dr. Robert Joseph & Dr. David Suzuki – Speaking the Language of Reconciliation