Fort Langley/Mission – MCC is honoring National Indigenous History Month by co-hosting the annual Walk in the Spirit of Reconciliation event. Join in this annual walk from Fort Langley to the site of the former St. Mary’s Residential School in Mission.
The MCC are walking in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and its Calls to Action. The TRC listened to residential school survivors from across Canada and, based on this listening, wrote up 94 Calls to Action (June 2, 2015) which are intended to redress the legacy or residential schools and to advance the process of Canadian reconciliation.
This walk is in partnership with, Mennonite Central Committee BC, Mennonite Church Canada, Diocese of New Westminster, United Churches of Langley, the Christian Reformed Church and Willoughby Christian Reformed Church.
Friday, May 31st, 2019
5:30pm – Walk 2 km from the United Church in Fort Langley to Kwantlen First Nation.
6pm – Meal in the Kwantlen Longhouse
Saturday, June 1st, 2019
9am – Walk 19 km from Marina Park in Fort Langley to Mt. Lehman United Church
Sunday, June 2nd, 2019
12pm – Walk 5km from North side of Mission Bridge to Fraser River Heritage Park and on to site of St. Mary’s Residential School.
1:30pm – Tour of School with Stories and Sharing.
2:30pm – KAIROS Blanket Exercise followed by ReconciliAction session.
6pm – Dinner Meal