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Walk for Reconciliation 2023

Tuesday, 20 June 2023 - 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: 8:00am: start walk at Harry Hays Building | 220 4 Ave SE 9:15am: walk ends at Fort Calgary | 950 9th Ave SE 9:30am: outdoor gathering with performances by drummers and dancers, and speeches 10:30am: Free community meal catered by Spolumbo’s Free 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. - Event Details