Orange Shirt Day - 2023


Every year, Canadians gather to reflect, reconcile and to embrace resurgence in our work towards reconciliation.

For the Calgary Alliance, it's taking the lessons shared with us by Chief Crowchild, who inspires us to "making wolf," which he shares with the community as a teaching in his work as an Elder in our communities.



  • The City of Calgary has a series of speeches, stories from Elders, and more at Fort Calgary on September 30th starting at 9:00 AM. You can view the details for these gatherings, and a shuttle bus supporting the events around downtown, here.

View the poster on Facebook.

  • Join the Walk: On Saturday, September 30th, please join and be present for the Pokaiks - The Children Commemorative Walk & Gathering. It's a walk through downtown Calgary, along 8th avenue, starting from City Hall (800 Macleod Trail SE) to Shaw Millenium Park. Learn more details here.

    • The excellent team at CIF Reconciliation Society has shared a calendar of events for August and September on their website.

  • The team at ArtsCommons are hosting an Elders Story Project for the 30th at 7:00 PM. Get your (free) ticket here.



  • There's another walk, scheduled for October 13th, which is taking place at 10:00 AM at Fort Calgary, titled "Second Annual “Coming Home” Sixties Scoop Healing Walk." Hull Services has the details on their calendar page.
  • Our friends at the Calgary Foundation have a calendar of events.





If you'd like to follow along with our efforts as a team, or wanted to see previous newsletters from us, we invite you to subscribe to our newsletter. It includes the majority of the events and items above, along with our continued advocacy on this important effort. You can review previous newsletters here.