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Experience the Walk for Reconciliation on September 22nd.

The Tyee is proud to be an online media sponsor for Reconciliation Canada, the Vancouver-based organization behind three of the inclusive, family-friendly events that make up Reconciliation Week, September 16th through 22nd. The events acknowledge the history and impact of residential schools and focus on a shared path forward, culminating in the Walk for Reconciliation on Sunday September 22nd.

Many Tyee staff and writers will be walking. We invite you to join us for what promises to be a powerful and moving moment in B.C. and Canadian history.

Reconciliation Canada is hoping to draw 50,000 people to walk. Will you be one of them?

To register for the Walk for Reconciliation, and to learn more about Reconciliation Canada, visit their website.

Reconciliation Week events

16 September 2013: Lighting the Fire of Reconciliation

A sacred fire will be lit to symbolize the commencement of Reconciliation Week.

17 September 2013: All Nations Canoe Gathering

Vanier Park to Science World. People-powered crafts will join traditional canoes in a welcome ceremony to Coast Salish lands. Learn more →

18 – 21 September 2013: Truth and Reconciliation Commission's BC National Event

Pacific National Exhibition. Come share & learn the truths about Indian Residential Schools. This event is a formal part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's statement gathering process, but is also welcoming of the public with many opportunities to learn, bear witness, and even offer your own expressions of reconciliation. Visit TRC web site →

22 September 2013: Walk for Reconciliation & A New Way Forward

Queen Elizabeth Plaza (Georgia at Hamilton) to South side of False Creek (Quebec at Terminal). Bringing Canada's many cultures to walk a path together in a shared commitment to reconciliation. Register for the Walk →

What is Reconciliation Week about?

Watch this video from Vancity, Reconciliation Canada's founding partner.

In this Tyee Presents series


Shelley Joseph, community engagement lead for Reconciliation Canada

Reconciliation Week Envisions 'New Way Forward'

Events around Truth and Reconciliation Commission aim to foster healing, hope for a better future.

By David P. Ball, 5 Sep 2013



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