Great Lakes Water Walk
The Great Lakes Water Walk is an open invitation to all people to join an Indigenous-led Water Walk to honour Nibi (Water). Following Anishinaabe ceremonial protocols, Grandmothers and Elders will make water offerings, sing water songs, and make petitions for our water to be clean and pure.
The Walk starts at 7 am from the east and the west roughly following the Toronto Waterfront Trail. The two groups meet for the Final Ceremony which starts around 3 pm at Marilyn Bell Park.
- The EASTERN WALK starts at Scarboro Missions and you can join at Woodbine Beach or the mouth of the Don River.
- The WESTERN WALK begins at JC Saddington Park and you can join at Colonel Sam Smith Park or the mouth of the Humber River.
The two walks will meet for a Concluding Ceremony at Marilyn Bell Park.
Water walkers in Toronto will be singing "The Water Song" in Anishinaabemowin on September 24. The Parliament of the World's Religions invites people of the world to join us in launching our pre-Parliament "Pathways to PoWR" series by visiting a beloved body of water / watershed and singing this in in different languages next to a body of water /watershed at the same time!. Download the lyrics here. Record a video and share on social media using #BecauseOfWater!
REGISTER HERE if you plan to attend the event in Toronto on behalf of the Parliament, or if you will be joining the day's activities in your own local community.