The Green Party of BC invites you to join us on Sunday, September 22 in the Walk for Reconciliation, along with our newly elected Interim Leader Adam Olsen (member of the Tsartlip First Nation), Green Party of BC MLA Andrew Weaver, City Councillor Adriane Carr, and Green Party MP Elizabeth May.
Last June, Green Party City Councillor Adriane Carr voted unanimously with other Vancouver city Councillors to declare the year from June 21st, 2013 to June 20, 2014 the "Year of Reconciliation with Aboriginal Peoples".
The City of Vancouver's official proclamation reads "Through the process of reconciliation we have the promise of building a common future, a future in which all of Vancouver's children - no matter what their cultural background - have an equal opportunity to achieve their dreams and contribute to the common aspiration for a just and sustainable world." Click here to read the entire Proclamation.
The Green Party has always believed that the rights of indigenous peoples and the preservation of the environment are inextricably linked, and that without peaceful reconciliation with and respect for the stewardship of our First Nations, harmonious and sustainable existence upon this land is impossible.
So let’s come out in full force as Greens and reaffirm our commitment to a better future, together!
Wear your Green Party T-Shirt! For those, who don’t have one, at the Walk we will be giving out great Green Party T-Shirts (you can buy one for only $15, or return it after the walk).
To join the Green Party Walk for Reconciliation Team, simply RSVP on this page. For further information, send an email to our Regional Representative Barinder Hans at [email protected]
To learn more about Reconciliation Canada and the Walk for Reconciliation, please visit their website
See you at the Walk!
Protecting your health
BC Greens recognize that airborne illnesses and pollutants pose a significant health risk to everyone, especially the young, elderly, and immunocompromised, while caregivers, healthcare professionals, and support staff come into regular contact with vulnerable persons. When choosing venues, BC Greens prioritize outdoor spaces, and indoor spaces with good ventilation. In closed indoor spaces, we encourage attendees to wear well-fitting masks (N95, KN95, or KF94), especially during the respiratory-illness season.
Creating safe spaces
The BC Green Party is committed to providing an environment free of discrimination and harassment, where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity, can contribute fully and have equal speaking opportunities. To support this commitment, all event attendees will be expected to follow the standards of our Safe Spaces Participant's Guide.