Walk for Reconciliation 2024

Wednesday, June 21, 2024

8 am – 2 pm

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.

Event details:

8 am: start walk at Harry Hays Building | 220 4 Ave SE
9 am: walk ends at The Confluence Historic Site & Parkland | 950 9th Ave SE
9:30 am: free community meal for the first 200 participants catered by Soopz Kitchen
10 am: outdoor gathering with performances by drummers and dancers, and speeches
1 pm: screening of documentary “What is Reconciliation?” and talk with Marilyn North Peigan and Wendy English
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. 2024 marks the Walk for Reconciliation’s 15th anniversary.

A huge thank you to our community partners for making this possible: Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary, Trellis Society, and Bow Valley College!


Becoming the Confluence Historic Site & Parkland

On May 2, 2024, Fort Calgary changed its name to The Confluence Historic Site & Parkland.
Under this new name, we are freer to expand the narrative of this place to encompass the many diverse histories of the land. Stories of the North-West Mounted Police and Fort Calgary help to define this place, but there are other important stories to be told, too. At The Confluence, storytelling is liberated and history is an open and welcoming book.

Harry Hays Building

220 4 Ave SE, Calgary