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Great Lakes Water Walkers - Sunday, September 24, 12:00 p.m.

posted 19 Sep 2017, 11:01 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 25 Sep 2017, 03:39 ]

Great Lakes Water Walkers


St. Anne's will join the Great Lakes Water Walkers this coming Sunday to walk the final portion of the western route. Sunday worship will address the theme of water as sacred, and then we will share rides to join the walkers. 

Background Info: Anishinaabeg Grandmothers will lead thousands of participants in a ceremonial water walk along Toronto’s waterfront trail, with blessing stops at Toronto’s four river deltas (Credit, Humber, Rouge, Don). At the close of the walk, respected Elders Dr. Shirley Williams and Grandmother Josephine Mandamin, will lead a multi-cultural water blessing of the Great Lakes assisted by Elders and Leaders representing all facets of the Toronto community. By sharing the Indigenous practice of honouring our waters, the Great Lakes Water Walk is an invitation to pause and reflect upon what we can do individually and collectively to ensure the health and well-being of our waters for generations to come. Participants are free to join or leave the main walking groups at any point, with times and distances that best suits them.  Everyone is welcome.  We walk to renew our relations with each other and the waters we love. 
If you plan to walk with us, remember to bring water, snacks and comfortable shoes. We welcome drivers who are able to assist with bringing walkers to join the main group near the Humber River.

Please sign up at the Action Table at the back of the church, or by sending us an email!

This is our first walk of the season - soon to be followed by our Fall Colours Hike on Saturday October 21. Please see the Event Page for the Hike.

Sunday, September 24, 12:00 p.m.