Ottawa, May 31-June 3, 2015.
Each of the seven flames in the circle of the
TRC's logo represents one of the Seven Sacred Teachings - Truth, Humility, Honesty, Wisdom, Respect, Courage and Love.
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. Our future depends on being able to simply get along, respecting each other for the unique gifts we bring.
On May 31, we will walk together in Ottawa to express our determination in rebuilding the relationships among Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians. Join Us.
Here are some preliminary details... stay tuned! More to come!
Where from? The Walk will start from École secondaire de l'Île, 255 rue Saint-Rédempteur Street in Gatineau (next to the Robert Guertin Arena, where there will be parking)
Date and time? Stage program begins at 11AM and the Walk will start at Noon on Sunday May 31, 2015.
Where to? The Walk will end at Marion Dewar Plaza (Ottawa CIty Hall), 110 Laurier Ave. West
What is the route? Leaving from Saint-Rédempteur; left on des Allumetières; right on Maisonneuve, over Portage Bridge, left on Wellington; right on Elgin and left on Laurier W.
Is there a shorter walk I can join: Yes! The full walk will be under 5KM. If you would prefer to walk a shorter distance, you will be able to do so. Details to come.
Can I join the walk at any point along the route? Yes!
Will there be parking and shuttle bus service? Yes! Details to be confirmed shortly. A shuttle service leaving the Ottawa side and taking participants to the start of the walk is in the works.
What if I'm not Aboriginal? Can I attend too? The Walk for Reconciliation is for all Canadians.
Will there be entertainment after the Walk? Yes! At the end of the walk we will hear from dignitaries and public figures, followed by performances by Amanda Rhéaume, Elisapie Isaac and Digging Roots.
Is there a cost to participate? No. Participation is free and all are welcome. Even for the stage performance? Yes! that's free also.
What if I or my company wants to sponsor this event? Bless your heart! Let's talk! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with 'I want to Sponsor the Walk' in the subject line :). Thank you!
Will there be food and beverage at the start? You will be able to purchase refreshments at the start of the Walk at the École secondaire de l'Île. Proceeds will go in support of the school's athletic and other programs. We encourage you to bring snacks for yourself and others, to share!
Do you need volunteers? Oh yes! Click here to complete the volunteer application form.
Can I share this on Facebook, Twitter and other Social Media? Please do. Tell all your friends that you are participating and help promote the walk!!!
Is this information available in French? Ça ne devrait pas tarder. Merci de votre patience.