Walk for Reconciliation
As part of the Indian Residential School Day of Learning legacy join the UFV Team at the Walk For Reconciliation in Vancouver
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Downtown Vancouver – starting at the Queen Elizabeth Plaza at 8:30 am.
(There are 2 km and 4 km options)
To join the UFV team, go to http://reconciliationcanada.ca/participate/walk-for-reconciliation/
Click on the register button and search for the UFV team: UFV - Xwela ye toteló:met qas ye slilekwel "towards understanding and harmony"
Wear your IRS Day of Learning t-shirt which can be purchased at the Abbotsford or Chilliwack CEP campus on Wednesday September 18 for $10, or wear green or branded UFV clothing as part of the UFV team!
Why We Walk
The Walk for Reconciliation is designed to transform and renew the very essence of relationships among Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians. It sounds so simple, but just the act of gathering and walking and sharing our stories can join us all in a shared commitment to creating a new way forward in our relationships with each other.
It’s time to move past apologies and politics and money. It’s time to move forward. Together.
Our future depends on being able to simply get along, respecting each other for the unique gifts we bring. The time is now to show our children, our neighbours and even other countries that Canada knows how to get it right.
Because of a lack of demand, buses have been cancelled.
If you or someone you know is distressed by this website or during the Residential Schools Day of Learning, please contact UFV Counselling Services by calling 604-854-4528 (Abbotsford), 604-795-2808 (Chilliwack) or by coming in to your nearest Student Services office. Every effort will be made to accommodate you in a crisis.
If you or someone you know experiences a crisis after hours, please call the toll free 24 hour Crisis Line at 1-877-820-7444 or the Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419.
If there is immediate risk, please call 911 or the UFV emergency security line at 7770.