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8th annual Every Child Matters Walk to be held Sept. 30

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Many generations of drummers led the march through downtown in 2022. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

The eight annual Every Child Matters Walk will be held on Sept. 30 in conjunction with the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.

The event will be hosted by Laichwiltach Family Life Society and will be taking place at 11 a.m. at Spirit Square. An honouring ceremony and light lunch will follow the walk.

In observance with the holiday, the Strathcona Regional District will be closing its corporate office on Monday, Oct. 2. Strathcona Gardens will have minimized operations on Sept. 30 and will be offering free family events in the afternoon.

- FREE Public Swim from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

- FREE Everyone Welcome Skate and Pond Hockey from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

- The arena will remain open for all pre-booked user groups Regular programming will be cancelled

On Sept. 30, the Strathcona Regional District encourages its employees and others to honour this day, “whether through personal reflection, education, participating in awareness activities in your community or by wearing orange to raise awareness of the individual, family and community inter-generational impacts of residential schools,” a release says.

A free webinar will be held on Oct. 2 for the The Gord Downie Chenie Wenjack Fund. The webinar will be at 2 p.m. and will discuss Intergeneration Resilience: Sharing Stories from Families of Residential School Survivors. For more information visit

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is hosting a series of online learning opportunities related to Truth and Reconciliation. All are welcome – Join daily lunch and learns.

For reading, watching or listening materials explore the Vancouver Island Regional Library Indigenous Interest page at

To donate to Indigenous Charities:

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