Full Moon Memory Walk Honours the Memories
THUNDER BAY – On Thursday, September 19th starting at City Hall, the Full Moon Memory Walk honouring and remembering missing and murdered Aboriginal Women will be held. This year the walk starts earlier.
Sharon Johnson, the event organzer shares:
Here are the directions from the City Hall (500 Donald St E. where we will have our flag-raising ceremony at 4 pm) showing the route and streets we will follow as we walk to the site of the sacred fire and drum ceremony (Neebing-McIntyre Floodway).
Full Moon Memory Route
Note that the sacred fire will be burning for the day from 7 am to 7 pm for those wanting to go make a tobacco offering or just to be there early if you are not planning to walk.
We will have food/potluck feast there after our drum ceremony.
You might also want to bring a lawn chair and a blanket/warm sweater as it will get a bit colder in the evening hours, we do not provide chairs.
With the walk starting earlier this year, we will therefore wrap up the event a bit earlier so that we are not left feeling our way around in the dark as our past experience has been.
Please make arrangements for rides from the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway ahead of time so that you are not having to walk back to the City Hall late in the evening if you are planning on parking your vehicle there.
There will be security escorting us for our safety as we leave the City Hall to walk to the site but they will not stay to escort walkers back to their vehicles.
As this is a volunteer event, please us out help out by watching any small children nearby to stay on the sidewalk, our security and parents can only do so much.
Again, please help us to keep the area clean and tidy as we found it and use garbage cans so that the property owners will continue to let us use the area for our event in the future.
Last but not least, there will be a washroom on site at the floodway for your convenience.
Take lots of pictures to email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org as I will put together a scrapbook or to use to make a video of our 2013 memorial walk. If I am missing or forgetting anything, please do not hesitate to let me know or to remind me here.