Downtown West Community Association
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Reconciliation Bridge Renaming Ceremony

  • Reconciliation Bridge Memorial DR & 4 St NE Calgary AB Canada (map)

ALL CALGARIANS ARE INVITED to gather at the north or south side of the bridge with the event beginning at the north side (Memorial Dr and 4 St NE).  The bridge will be closed to ALL traffic at 11:30 a.m.

The event will open with a gathering of Elders on the north side of the bridge. The ceremonial blessings will be led by territorial Elders, whose prayers to the Creator are to inspire the healing of all spirits connected to this land now and in the future, allowing all to exist in harmony.

The Elders and youth from their communities will participate in a prayer circle before beginning a solemn walk across the bridge.  Participation in the prayer circle will be limited to invited guests only, but all Calgarians are invited to walk across the bridge following the Elders.

The event will continue on the south side of the bridge with flag songs, drumming, speeches and a round dance.

Later Event: June 3
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