“The sacred walk is a distinctly Canadian and Indigenously flavoured act of political, spiritual and social witness.” ~ Bishop Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Bishop, Anglican Church of Canada
Join us May 31st to June 2nd, as we walk in the Spirit of Reconciliation. This event is open to everyone to join us for the whole walk, part of the walk, or come at the beginning or end to show support! Walk for as long as you can. Vehicles will be available to bring people to the endpoint for the closing circles and then back to parking.
Route and Schedule:
Friday, May 31
5:30 pm Walk from the United Church in Fort Langley to Kwantlen First Nation
6:00 pm Meal and Cultural Presentation at the Kwantlen First Nation Longhouse
Saturday, June 1
9:00 am - 3:30 pm Walk from Marina Park, Fort Langley to Mt.Lehman United Church
* Lunch will be provided.
Sunday, June 2
12:00 pm Walk from the north side of the Mission Bridge to Pekw'xe: Yles (site of St.Mary's Residential School)
1:30 - 7:00 pm St.Mary's Residential School
2:00 pm Welcome, Tour of St.Mary's and Stories from Survivors
3:00 pm Kairos Blanket Exercise and Time of Learning
6:00 pm Meal
*Bring a Water Bottle with you!
We look forward to seeing you this year!
We hope you will join for any/all of the days as we walk in lament and solidarity with our First Nations brothers and sisters whose families have been affected by the residential schools for many generations. As anyone of our human family have been affected, we are all affected.
This walk is in partnership with, Mennonite Central Committee BC, Mennonite Church Canada, Diocese of New Westminster, United Churches of Langley, Christian Reformed Church and Willoughby Christian Reformed Church.