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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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