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Secret Path Week
October 17 – 22
What is Secret Path Week?
Secret Path Week is a national movement commemorating the legacies of Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack. October 17th and 22nd respectively mark the dates that Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack joined the spirit world.
#DoSomething to Move Reconciliation Forward this Secret Path Week
A reconciliACTION is a meaningful action that moves reconciliation forward. ReconciliACTIONs aim to bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples together in the spirit of reconciliation to create awareness, share, and learn. Take ReconciliACTION in your community this Secret Path Week.
“I feel that we all need to ” do something” in order to bring this dark part of Canadian history to light.
So many of us are unaware of the circumstances, incredible hurt and devastation that the Residential School System has caused indigenous families. Not only were those families ripped apart, and ways of life destroyed, but us as Canadians were ripped off from knowing such a beautiful culture.”
Sonia D’AloisioFounder of So Hip It Hurts, Legacy Space Partner
“As many as 10,000 people a day visit the Killam Library — students, staff, faculty, and community members — making it one of the busiest places on campus. This high traffic location provides a constant daily reminder of Chanie Wenjack’s tragic story.”
Donna Bourne-TysonUniversity Librarian of Dalhousie, Legacy Space Partner
“An amazing night and a wonderful tribute to #GordDownie and #TragicallyHip. A beautiful way to celebrate Gord, @thehipdotcom and @downiewenjack. Some very strong messages were received and the performances and speeches were stellar. Thank you!”
- Audience member at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre’s LEGACY: A Tribute to Gord Downie and Legacy Space Launch event