Get ready Vancouver – The Walk for Reconciliation is almost here.
Taking place on September 24, the event will bring together Indigenous people and all Canadians. Tens of thousands of people are expected to join together in a shared commitment towards reconciliation and revitalized relationships.
But it gets even better. Following the walk participants will experience the Reconciliation Expo, a full-day of activities and entertainment highlighting the unique contributions of individuals from all backgrounds towards reconciliation in Canada.
This event builds resilient and sustainable communities by weaving together the unique and diverse strengths of people from all backgrounds. It is an event for people of all ages, backgrounds, cultures, and faiths.
And because everyone is invited, you can easily take part in this event that sets a positive example for the future of Canada.
The event is being hosted by both Reconciliation Canada and the City of Vancouver. The two groups worked together in community consultation, taking direction from Vancouver’s Urban Aboriginal Peoples Advisory Committee, and receiving permission from Vancouver’s three host nations: The Musqueam Nation, The Squamish Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation.
The first walk took place in 2013, and 2017’s is presented as a Canada 150+ Signature Event. Walk marshalling will begin outside of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre at 9 am and the walk will begin at 9:30 am, proceeding two km through the Georgia Viaduct towards Strathcona Park, which will be the site for the first-time ever Reconciliation Expo.
When: Sunday, September 24, 9:30 am (walk marshalling begins 9 am outside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Price: Free. Register online and learn more here (Registration optional)
Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor for The Walk for Reconciliation