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More than 1,000 walk for National Truth and Reconciliation Day in Port Alberni

Walk started at Harbour Quay, crossed ‘Orange Bridge’ and ended in Tseshaht First Nation

An estimated 1,000 people walked from Harbour Quay to Maht Mahs Gym on Tseshaht First Nation land on Friday, Sept. 30 for the Orange Shirt Day walk on National Truth and Reconciliation Day.

The day began with singing and drumming in Spirit Square at Harbour Quay, a nutrition break hosted by Hupacasath First Nation by the Welcome Figures, and lunch, dancing, singing, presentations and dinner around the fire pit in the parking lot by Maht Mahs Gym.

Susie Quinn

About the Author: Susie Quinn

A journalist since 1987, I proudly serve as the Alberni Valley News editor.
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