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Rock Your Roots: Walk for Reconciliation
September 30, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Rock Your Roots Walk for Reconciliation
The Rock Your Roots Committee and to the Orange Shirt Day committee have partnered together to create an event on September 30, which is Orange Shirt Day and the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. Thanks so much to the Central Urban Métis Federation Inc. for starting us off with a Pancake Breakfast!
8:00am Pancake Breakfast hosted by CUMFI in front of their office (315 Avenue M). Free!
10:00am Rock Your Roots Walk for Reconciliation
From CUMFI to the “Where Our Paths Cross” art installation at Reconciliation Circle in Victoria Park
The Walk for Reconciliation will go down 20th Street West, turn right onto Avenue H, and left onto 17th Street West heading to the “Where Our Paths Cross” statue. Golf cart rides will be available for anyone with accessibility issues.
11am Program including artist performances and remarks
When we arrive at Reconciliation Circle, there will be a short program. Following the program, transport will be provided to bring participants back to CUMFI by bus.
Aligning with The Orange Banner Project, by the City of Saskatoon and Saskatoon Tribal Council on September 30.
The City of Saskatoon and Saskatoon Tribal Council are launching an Orange Banner Project in September, hanging orange banners from lamp posts throughout the City for a few weeks before and after September 30. The banners will be hung from Ave P and 20th Street W, run downtown and continue on the east side of the city down College Drive adjacent to the U of S campus. Runners from Running Wild Athletics will begin a run at the east point of where the banners begin. The runners will meet the Rock Your Roots walkers at “Where Our Paths Cross.”
The Rock Your Roots walk will take place along the route of the orange banners, so our participants can take in this installation on the journey!
Rock Your Roots and the Orange Banner Project folks are working together with Discover Saskatoon (formerly Tourism Saskatoon) on a comprehensive awareness campaign that will invite people to attend, but also to use this event as a way to deepen engagement in Truth and Reconciliation.