You are invited to come participate, either by joining the walk, through prayer, or joining in the Talking Circle the evening of June 10.

On June 10, Walk for Common Ground will leave Bowden at 9 am and continue their journey to Olds.

Evening activities and a Talking Circle with the walkers will take place at the United Church, 4801 – 50 Street beginning at 7 pm.

On June 11, the walkers will be leaving Olds at 9 am to continue their journey to Carstairs.

They will end their 15-day trek in Calgary on June 14

The Schedule

June 10

9:00 am~ Walk From Bowden to Olds

5:30 pm~ Private Dinner @ the United Church

6:30 pm~ Doors open for public, Bannock and Jam

7:00 pm~ Presentation “Sharing the River of Life”

8:00 pm~ Talking Circle

June 11

9:00 am~ Depart Olds heading to Carstairs

Your Commitment 

While the 30 core walkers are going the entire 350 km between the two major cities, community members and supporters are invited to join the walk for a few minutes, a few kilometres or a few hours in between community stops. Daywalkers will need to be responsible for their own lunch on the road, accommodations if any and ensure that they have a ride to the start and ending points they wish to join.

Why Join the Walk?

Beyond the endorphins of physical fitness, you will be participating in a relationship-building process with others you might not normally engage. There will be multiple opportunities to challenge myths, gather new knowledge about our respective histories, and think about how we might establish more meaningful Treaty relationships

About Walk for Common Ground 2019

A group of 30 core walkers comprised of health science union members, faith-community members, school division leaders, Dr. Pat Makokis and members of First Nations communities across Treaty 6 and 7 territories.

Walking in a posture of humility and simplicity, the 30 core walkers will leave the HSAA
Annual Convention on May 31, 2019, in Edmonton and arrive at the HSAA Union hall in Calgary at 3:30 PM on June 14, 2019.

Over the 15 day walk, the 30 walkers will be stopping at churches, colleges and union halls along the route, engaging interested community members in an evening of education and reflection on our Treaties with Indigenous people.

Every evening the walkers will facilitate a short Treaty teaching session followed by a Talking Circle. The intention is to engage Indigenous and non-Indigenous citizens in reflection and dialogue about the myths, facts and obligations of Treaty relationships and create a safe space to explore better future possibilities.

Walk for Common Ground Calendar

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