The 10th Annual Walk for Reconciliation will be held on June 21, 2019. The Walk starts at 8:00 AM at the NW corner of the Harry Hays Building and continues along the Riverwalk to Fort Calgary. There will be a free breakfast for the first 150 participants. The event is free – no ticket is required.
8:00 AM - Walk with drummers leaves from the Harry Hays Building (220 4 Ave SE Calgary)
8:45 AM - Reconciliation ceremony at Fort Calgary with commemorative Residential School walking sticks
9:30 AM - Free breakfast for the first 150 people
10:00 AM - Keynote address
11:00 AM - Dispersal
This year’s event is hosted by:
A special thank you to the Calgary Foundation for funding this important event.
What is the Walk for Reconciliation?
This annual Walk began in 2009, as a partnership between Aspen Family and Community Network 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 Aboriginal Day, to acknowledge the larger conversation and active movement towards Reconciliation. A remembrance ceremony of all Indian Residential School survivors across Canada will be held at Fort Calgary at the end of the Reconciliation Walk. All are welcome and encouraged to participate.