“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 as we walk in the Spirit of Reconciliation from Fort Langley to St. Mary’s Residential School in Mission.
Walk with us, eat with us or come for a time of learning and discussion.
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:
May 31 - FRIDAY
5:30 pm Walk from United Churches of Langley in Fort Langley (9025 Glover Road) to Kwantlen First Nation
6:00 pm Meal and Cultural Presentation at the Longhouse
June 1 - SATURDAY
9:00 am Walk from Marina Park, Fort Langley to Mt.Lehman United Church
June 2 - SUNDAY
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 pm Tour and Stories at St.Mary's School
2:30 pm Kairos Blanket Exercise
6:00 pm Dinner together
Maps and details of each day will be provided to all walkers 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 has been affected, we are all affected.
This walk is organised by Mennonite Central Committee BC, Mennonite Church Canada, Diocese of New Westminster, United Churches of Langley, Christian Reformed Church and Willoughby Christian Reformed Church.
More details and updates are posted to Walk in the Spirit of Reconciliation on Facebook.
You may also contact Hilde Seal, 604-530-2929.