Walk of Sorrow

by Joseph Coppolino - EAP
Walk of Sorrow
Participants in the Walk of Sorrow on Saturday, September 30, make their way down Edwards Street, crossing Highway 17 and making their way to Du Moulin Park. City Councillor Trevor Stewart (centre, holding flag) joined the marchers in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconcilition. (Photo : Joseph Coppolino)

Dozens of participants from across Clarence-Rockland and Eastern Ontario marched from Laurier Street to Du Moulin Park for National Truth and Reconciliation Day, on Saturday, September 30.

Organized by the Indigenous Grassroots Circle the Walk of Sorrow, now in its second year, honoured those lost to Canada’s residential school system and colonization, and celebrated the “resiliency of Indigenous people across Turtle Island, through storytelling, education, music, dance, art and drumming,” according to organizers.

Participants made their way from the corner of Giroux Street and Laurier Street, down Edwards Street to Du Moulin Park where a ceremony was held in recognition of both Orange Shirt Day and National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.

The walk was supported by the CIty of Clarence-Rockland and local business including Main Street Pizza, Rehan’s Independent Grocer, Ontario Provincial Police, Zip Printing, Laviolette Flowers, and Café Joyeux.

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