Battlefords Community Walk being organized for Sept. 19

The Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan is organizing what is described as a family friendly, culturally diverse and inclusive walk Saturday, Sept. 19 at 1:30 p.m.

The start point for the Battlefords Community Walk will be the Living Faith Chapel parking lot. The event is being organized alongside partners City of North Battleford, Rivers West District for Sport, Culture and Recreation, Battlefords Immigration Resource Center Inc., Midwest Foods, North West College.

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Everyone is welcome but COVID-19 health guidelines are in place, and participants are encouraged to wear masks and bring their water bottles. 

“Events in recent times both globally and within our communities have shown that we cannot rest on our consistent call for inclusiveness, and dialogue in all areas of governance and human interaction,” said Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan Executive Director Rhonda Rosenberg in a statement.

“Now, more than ever before we need to come together, learn from and with each other, identify the things that really matter and take deliberate steps for a positive future”.

“This walk emphasizes the point that together we are stronger, indivisible and can achieve great things,” said Annette McGovern, executive director of the Battlefords Immigration Resource Center, in a statement. “It is a family-oriented atmosphere where people can engage in fun activities along the way. People would network, chat, share ideas and opinions without fear of being shut down. It is our expectation that such interactions and learning opportunities would help us unlearn age-long biases.”

 

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