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Every Child Matters March

September 30, 2021

National Truth & Reconciliation Day – September 30

On September 30th, the M’akola Housing Society will be hosting an Every Child Matters March.

It is recommended participants carpool, as event organizers expect to have a large turnout of participants.  Parking is available in the fields behind Vancouver Island University (2011 University Way, North Cowichan).

Southbound traffic, exit off the Trans-Canada Highway right into the Cowichan Rec. Centre (big hockey stick) parking lot, and park in the fields.
Northbound traffic from Trans-Canada turn left on James Street, and enter right through the Cowichan Rec. Centre parking lot (big hockey stick) and park in the fields.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. at Vancouver Island University.

The March start line is at Vancouver Island University/University Roundabout.  Children will line up first, then Elders, and then public to follow.  First Aid will be along the route, and a City of Duncan fire vehicle will follow the March.  The March will end at Cowichan Tribes, Si’em Lelum soccer fields on River Road, with post-events planned.

Traffic control will be along the route to safely guide pedestrians and vehicles; detour routes will be in place.  It is requested that all vehicles parked on the street route be removed by 8:00 a.m.  If your vehicle is parked on the street, you may be towed to a nearby street or blocked in by the march for short time.  For safety, no vehicles are permitted to move within the march of people.

2021-09-28 M’akola Press Release

Walking Route Map

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.    Registration VIU (please arrive early as it is expected to be a large turnout)
9:05 a.m.              Welcome
9:15 a.m.              Prayer
9:30 a.m.              Walk starts at University Way round-about.  Line up: First Children, Second Elders, and then public behind.
City Centre Square Stage: Memorial items to be placed; shoes, teddy bear, etc.  Items will remain on stage until October 15, 2021.
End:                      Cowichan Tribes, Si’em Lelum Soccer Fields on River Road
Post-event:           Stage of performances; dancing, singing and music; food trucks

Volunteers are still needed for this event, please contact Beth, Volunteer Coordinator at 250-797-1484

Questions?  Audrey, Event Coordinator:  250-732-1708


September 30, 2021
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Audrey George


Cowichan Tribes, Si’em Leleum Soccer Fields
5574 River Road
Duncan, BC V9L 6V9 Canada
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