Walk for Reconciliation 2023
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
8:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
Fort Calgary750 9 Avenue SoutheastCalgary, AB, T2G 5E1Canada (map)
All are welcome to join the Walk for Reconciliation for an opportunity to reflect on the difficult history and atrocities of residential schools in Canada, the legacies of survivors, and steps we can take in the healing process as we move towards a stronger future together. We encourage participants to bring any banners, signs, or flags you would like to display during the Walk.
8 am: start walk at Harry Hays Building | 220 4 Ave SE
10 am: walk ends at Fort Calgary | 950 9th Ave SE
10:15 am: outdoor gathering with performances by drummers and dancers, and speeches
11/11:30 am: free community meal catered by Spolumbo’s for the first 200 participants
ABOUT THE WALK
This annual walk began in 2009 as a partnership between Trellis Society and the Aboriginal Friendship Center of Calgary to commemorate Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s formal apology to the survivors of Indian Residential Schools. The Walk, originally held on June 11, was later moved to June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day, to acknowledge the larger conversation and active movement towards Reconciliation.
VOLUNTEER WITH THE WALK FOR RECONCILIATION
We are looking for several volunteers to help out with this event! If you are interested in helping with set up, tear down, wayfinding, and crowd control on June 21, please sign up for a shift.