Reconciliation Matters Vancouver

Event Details

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With the closing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, the ecumenical community of Vancouver and members of the public will gather in a community street fair and ecumenical reconciliation service. People of all faiths and backgrounds will gather to support Indian Residential Schools survivors in their ongoing journeys towards healing and reconciliation.

Join the conversation and show your support in creating a new way forward for Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians!

Activities include:

  • Lighting a sacred fire*
  • Performance by Sister Says, a soulful genre-bending pop duo with Haida and Tsimshian roots
  • Food vendors, Aboriginal artisans, educational booths and displays
  • Participants invited to witness the Blanket Exercise

* Subject to permit approval

Program Schedule – Sunday, May 31, 2015

9:00am        Lighting a Sacred Fire* – Sheraton Wall Centre Courtyard

10:30am       Ecumenical Service – St. Andrews-Wesley United Church

12:00pm       Community Street Fair – Sheraton Wall Centre Courtyard

12:10pm        Coast Salish Welcome – Sheraton Wall Centre Courtyard

12:15pm        Opening Remarks – Sheraton Wall Centre Courtyard:

  • Douglas White, Director, Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation, Vancouver Island University
  • Raymond Louis, Deputy Mayor, City of Vancouver

1:00pm        Blanket Exercise – Sheraton Wall Centre Courtyard

2:30pm        Multi-faith prayer service – First Baptist Church

For more information about this event please call us at 604-770-4434 or visit our website at



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