Orange Crosswalk Unveiling Ceremony - This event has already occurred

Saturday, October 30, 2021 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Esplanade Park, Pickering, Ontario
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  • City of Pickering Great Events
  • Community
  • Culture

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Join us for the official unveiling of the commemorative orange crosswalk at The Esplanade Park in Pickering.

The orange crosswalk was developed through a collaborative effort between the City of Pickering and the Indigenous Relationship Building Circle (IRBC) as a network of Indigenous residents, Indigenous-led organizations and allies. It now stands at the intersection of Valley Farm Road and The Esplanade North as a permanent community fixture to honour lost Indigenous children, survivors, families and communities affected by the residential school system across the country and its ongoing impacts. The orange crosswalk further reaffirms a community-wide commitment to advancing reconciliation in Durham Region and beyond. 


  • 11:00 am - Smudging by Elder James Carpenter
  • 11:05 am - Welcome & Land Acknowledgement by John Currie
  • 11:10 am - Opening by Elder James Carpenter
  • 11:40 am - Remarks by Mayor Dave Ryan
  • 11:45 am - Remarks by Indigenous Relationship Building Circle
  • 11:50 am - Performances by All Our Relations Métis Drum Circle
  • 12:20 pm - Closing by Elder James Carpenter


Jaclyn San Antonio, Senior Advisor for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

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