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2017 Vancouver Walk for Reconciliation Offers Multiple Media Opportunities

by pmnationtalk on September 19, 2017178 Views

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Media Advisory

2017 Vancouver Walk for Reconciliation Offers Multiple Media Opportunities

Vancouver, BC, September 18, 2017 – On Sunday September 24, 2017, tens of thousands of Indigenous Peoples and Canadians from all backgrounds will come together in Vancouver and take a step on the road to reconciliation.

“It is our hope that the Walk for Reconciliation will serve as a call to action, inspiring all Canadians and Indigenous Peoples across Canada to make a shared commitment towards reconciliation and revitalized relationships among Indigenous peoples and all Canadians,” said Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, Gwawaenuk Elder and Ambassador for Reconciliation Canada.

Following the Walk, participants will experience the Reconciliation Expo, a full-day of activities and entertainment highlighting the unique contributions of individuals from all backgrounds towards reconciliation in Canada.

Notable VIPs and stage speakers include:

National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Assembly of First Nations

Chief Robert Joseph, Reconciliation Canada

Chief Wayne Sparrow, Musqueam Nation

Chief Ian Campbell, Squamish Nation

Chief Maureen Thomas, Tsleil-Waututh Nation

Karen Joseph, CEO of Reconciliation Canada

Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

Premier John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia

Minister Scott Fraser, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

Mayor Gregor Robertson, City of Vancouver

The walk will start with interview and photo-op media opportunities with special guests and conclude with a series of Indigenous and multi-cultural performances, speeches and a Reconciliation Expo.

Media Availabilities

Pre-walk Media Availability
Time: 8:30 a.m. until 9 a.m.
Where: VIP Area at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Reconciliation Walk Opening Ceremony
Time:
9:30 AM September 24th, 2017
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
(Cambie Street and Georgia Street)

About Reconciliation Canada

Reconciliation Canada is leading the way in engaging Canadians in dialogue and transformative experiences that revitalize the relationships among Indigenous peoples and all Canadians. Our model for reconciliation engages people in open and honest conversation to understand our diverse histories and experiences. We actively engage multi-faith and multi-cultural communities to explore the meaning of reconciliation. Together, we are charting a New Way Forward. For more information please visit reconciliationcanada.ca.

About Canada 150+

The Walk for Reconciliation is a Canada 150+ Signature Event, and is being delivered in partnership between the City of Vancouver and Reconciliation Canada. The City of Vancouver’s Canada 150+ is a year-long celebration of Indigenous culture and arts. The three signature events include the Gathering of Canoes (July 14), the Drum is Calling Festival (July 22-30) and Walk for Reconciliation (September 24).

For more information visit Canada150plus.ca

To set up an interview or photo opportunity:

Michelle Cho
Director of Marketing, Communications and Outreach
Reconciliation Canada
Michelle.cho@reconciliationcanada.ca
O: 604-770-4434
M: 778-882-2219

The Walk for Reconciliation is part of Reconciliation in Action: A National Engagement Strategy, a Canada 150 Signature Project and is funded in part by the Government of Canada.”

La Marche de la reìconciliation est un partie de Reìconciliation en action: une strateìgie d’engagement nationale est un projet de premier plan de Canada 150Ce projet est financeì en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.

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