The fifth annual Walk in the Spirit of Reconciliation in Langley will be taking place on May 29, 30 and 31, 2020. With this walk, we are marking the anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report and its 94 Calls to Action.
In order to be safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have planned a new kind of reconciliation walk.
It will be self-guided, following physical distancing guidelines and maintaining 2 metres between people or groups of walkers from the same household. Maps will be provided, and the participants will walk at a time that works best for them!
We will be posting Indigenous information, stories and videos on the Facebook Event page throughout the week prior to the walk for participants to read or watch before or during the Walk. This year all walkers will get a Walk in the Spirit of Reconciliation t-shirt.
Please register for this event at Eventbrite so we can contact you about the map and t-shirt.
There are several segments of the annual walking route to pick from or choose your own route. Post the photos and stories from your walk, letting us know you completed your selected route or a section of the Walk.
“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
We hope you will join for any/all of the days as we walk as individuals or in our family groups 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.
The Walk in the Spirit of Reconciliation is hosted by the Christian Reformed Church, Diocese of New Westminster, Mennonite Church British Columbia, Mennonite Central Committee BC, United Churches of Langley and Willoughby Christian Reformed Church.