Rock Your Roots Walk for Reconciliation
Last June, we had to cancel the Rock Your Roots Walk for Reconciliation due to weather. So we’re bringing it back this September in honour of Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation!
8am Pancake Breakfast (free, all welcome) Hosted by CUMFI in front of their office (315 Avenue M)
10am 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. Contact email@example.com to secure a spot in a golf cart.
*10:45am Program including artist performances and remarks.
When we arrive at Reconciliation Circle (Victoria Park), we’ll have a short program. Following the program, participants can walk or take free transportation back to CUMFI.
NOTE THE START TIME OF THE PROGRAM HAS CHANGED FROM 11AM TO 10:45AM
Aligning with The Orange Banner Project, by the City of Saskatoon and Saskatoon Tribal Council on Sept 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 Sept 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.”
We’re very excited about these partnerships. 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.
We’ll see you there!