Fri, Sep 30|
Orange Shirt Day Run/Walk - Every Child Matters
Running the Red Road towards Truth and Healing - Join us for a RunconcilAction
Time & Location
Sep 30, 2022, 1:00 p.m. – Oct 01, 2022, 1:00 p.m.
Edmonton, River Valley Walterdale, Edmonton, AB, Canada
About the event
Run/Walk to honour our little ancestors who did not survive the Residential school era and in support and solidarity for the survivors who fight every day for healing and justice. This event aims to raise funds for local grassroots movements including promoting and supporting Indigenous athletes. This will be a combination of pavement and trail run through the beautiful YEG river valley trails starting at Kinsmen Park and includes three distances of 5 & 10 km and a kids 2.15 km.
Not eight years ago, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada had estimated that more than 4,100 Indigenous children have perished due to “disease or accident while attending a residential school", yet we know that number is much much higher. Tragically, ongoing investigations have revealed thousands more unmarked gravesites near to, or on the grounds of Canada’s former residential schools.
Please join us again on September 30th in remembrance and to spread the TRUTH and to yell loudly that
EVERY CHILD MATTERS