September 4th, 2013

Be a part of history. 

It’s happening here. 

It’s happening now.


For all people in Canada, the benefits of a social movement that bridges generations and cultures for a new way forward are profound and lasting. We’re talking about peace and a shared understanding.


This is just the beginning. Let’s create something powerful.

Experience Reconciliation Week:

Mon, Sept. 16 - Lighting the Fire of Reconciliation

Tues, Sept. 17 - All Nations Canoe Gathering

Wed-Sat, Sept. 18-21 - TRC National Event

Sun, Sept 22 - Walk for Reconciliation

T-Shirt Pick Up

Thank you to all who ordered t-shirts in support of Reconciliation Canada!  T-shirts will be available for pick-up during the TRC National Event on September 19, 20 & 21st.  Watch out for details on location and time in next week’s update. 

Media Corner 

Our talented volunteer, Anastasia Koutalianos, is guest-blogging and sharing Reconciliation Canada's message on Vancouver is Awesome.  Have a read and share the article via Facebook and Twitter! 

Volunteer with us!

Reconciliation Canada is calling on volunteers who are willing to donate their time and energy to help build a stronger relationship among Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians and facilitate a better and stronger Canada. Over 500 volunteer roles are still available. Join our team today - click here.  

Looking for promotional materials? Look no further. Click here.

We have great tools in place such as:

-  Backgrounders
-  Posters
-  Logos and Graphics

-  ...and more!

An Easy Way to Donate

Our events and initiatives this year engage people from every part of Canadian society in an open and honest conversation about our diverse histories and experiences in order to build vibrant, resilient, sustainable communities. To reach our goals, we rely on generous donations from people like you. Donating just got easier. Please consider visiting any Vancity branch near you and talking to their tellers about making a donation to support engaging Canadians in reconciliation.


Less than two weeks away! We need all of our reconciliation champions to do three things:

1.  Invite two more people to the Walk for Reconciliation

2.  Talk to people about us. Post on Facebook about us. Tweet about us!

3.  Get ready to answer the question “Where were you when the Walk for Reconciliation happened?”

Walk & Canoe route maps are published

The route maps for the Walk for Reconciliation and All Nations Canoe Gathering are now available online.  You can also find additional event details, posters, a Facebook cover photo, logos  and more on our easy to use Resource and Tools web page.

Hotel information for out-of-town guests

Coming from outside of Vancouver? Reconciliation Canada has negotiated preferred rates at the following three hotels:  Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre, Holiday Inn and Suites Vancouver Downtown, and Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel.  For more information, click here.  We encourage you to act early as bookings are subject to availability.

Free Concert featuring George Leach, Inez Jasper and more!  

Artist: George Leach

On Thursday, September 19 at the Pacific Coliseum, you can enjoy a free concert featuring some of BC’s best talent, beginning at 7 p.m.  This event is part of theTruth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s British Columbia National Event, running from September 18 to 21 at the Pacific National Exhibition.

Don’t miss rock/R&B great George Leach, powerhouse pop artist Inez Jasper, slam poet Zaccheus, Usume Taiko Japanese drummers, country/blues songstress Leanne Goose, new generation rock band Bitterly Devine, country music Hall-of-Famer Gary Fjellgard, and the Banghra fusion dance premiere of Triumphant Resilience!

InSpirit Foundation

Thank you to the InSpirit Foundation for donating $5,000 towards the Walk for Reconciliation and New Way Forward.  We encourage all to join the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and the Inspirit Foundation at a cross-cultural dialogue: Be the Change - Young People Healing the Past and Building the Future.  This will be a cross-cultural dialogue among young panelists and is open to the public.  To register or find out more, click here. 

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