Truth and Reconciliation

Published on 26 Aug 2013

Truth and Reconciliation

Truth & Reconciliation
It’s about honesty—a national journey for Truth and Reconciliation

Truth and Reconciliation Commission—7th National Event – Vancouver September 18 – 21, 2013
Anglicans are invited to join in Truth and Reconciliation Commission National Event, September 18-21, 2013.  The purposes of this event are to:
• engage the Canadian public and provide education about the history of the residential schools system.
• hear the experience of former students and their families and the ongoing legacies of the institutions within communities.
• celebrate regional diversity and honour those touched by residential schools.
All sessions will be held at Hastings Park and are open to the public.

A detailed schedule can be found here

The ‘finale’ of this event will occur on…

Sunday September 22, 2013 – Walk for Reconciliation through Downtown Vancouver
Beginning at 10am from the Vancouver Public Library/Queen Elizabeth Theatre this walk will be a public witness of support to the work of the TRC

Christ Church Cathedral – September 22, 2013
Christ Church Cathedral will host a Eucharist for the diocese at 8am at which the National Indigenous Bishop Mark MacDonald will preach. There will be no 10.30am service that day.

Everyone is invited to join with Anglicans from across the diocese in the Walk for Reconciliation (starting at 10am at the Library) and to sign up as part of the Cathedral group: (

At 4:30pm there will be a Choral Evensong featuring the Cathedral Choir.

St. David of Wales
Each evening (Sept 16-21)  at 6 p.m. there will be a Celebration of the Eucharist at St. David of Wales Anglican Church 2475 Franklin Street, Vancouver (near Hastings Park). Thursday September 19 CCC  clergy will preside at the Eucharist. More information here

(Logos provided courtesy of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Reconciliation Canada)

For More information on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission or Reconciliation Canada (click on the logos):




Reconciliation Canada

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