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So many of us are grieving.

Following a pilgrimage walk a few weeks back, this is an invitation to keep momentum going and join in a grassroots, contemplative walk in solidarity with those suffering in Palestine.

We'll start walking at 1pm and the walk will take 4-6 hours (varies with each walker). Feel free to walk some or all of the journey.

Meet at Centennial Square at the east side of the fountain closer to the bus stop at 12:45 to depart at 1pm.

We'll end at Abbey Church (former First Met building) for silent candle-lighting.

Feel free to walk some or all of the route – less than ½ the length of Palestine (18 k).

Call or text 778 977 7562 (Rob+) 0r 250 208 7296 (Matt+) if you can't find us or want to join us later.

Map (with WC ‘s on the way) will be provided.

We will walk by the water, to Dallas and as far as Richmond and then up Richmond to Royal Jubilee Hospital and then back downtown, via Haultain, Fernwood and Balmoral. Bus routes on the way.

We welcome all folks of goodwill - those of all religious / non-religious / spiritual, political, cultural and ethnic affiliations, and all ages, to engage in this solemn walk.

The date is a statutory holiday, Good Friday in the Christian tradition, so few coffee shops or restaurants will be open. For those not fasting (ie for Ramadan or Good Friday), bring food and water.

- Signage Ok but no chanting.
- Religious and identity symbols are welcome.
- Religious folks are welcomed to pray / meditate from their own traditions.
-This is an optional fundraiser for IDRF – A Canadian charity based on Islamic principles - ( You can also donate to the charity of your choice.

You are invited to hold any of the following intentions in your heart in prayer.
• The children of Gaza
• An enduring, sustained and permanent ceasefire
• Ongoing humanitarian aid for Gaza
• Release of all hostages and prisoners
• End of the occupation of Palestine and a solution of peaceful co-existence
• Ending all Canadian arms sales to Israel
• Upholding the rights of all to express solidarity with Palestinians without fear of reprisal
• A commitment to compassionate dialogue and education around anti-semitism and anti-Arab racism

For more info, route map, etc.  please contact