Remember the Children: 215

Sat, Jun 5, 2021 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Some of us are meeting at UCV Saturday between 12 noon and 3 pm to add orange ribbons and flowers to our site to show our support for Indigenous people.

You are *all* welcome to join us. We can easily keep 6′ apart.

There are two sites:

  1. corner of 49th & Oak to make a visible statement
  2. garden path labyrinth to offer a space for UCV and community members to walk/meditate/contribute a message

If you’re able to join us and want to contribute items, we’d appreciate

  • orange ribbons or wool to hang on trees
  • wear your orange T-shirts (or bring some to share)
  • orange flowers for the 49th Avenue corner (artificial or real)
  • orange marigold, calendula or nasturtium seedlings (preferred) or seeds for planting in labyrinth
  • plastic toys or garden decorations (pinwheels, flags) etc to place at 49th & Oak (Think: would I put this in a sandbox or on my lawn?)

Want to come and play music while others drop by, walk the labyrinth and create our installation?



Wear orange if you can


12 pm – People will arrive and decorate the 49th & Oak avenue corner

11 – 1:30 pm – Gardening work party for labyrinth preparation


Help needed to: add compost and water to the centre area of the labyrinth so people can easily plant a marigold plant there.

  • move compost from parking lot
  • deep water centre area
  • dig to loosen dirt
  • clear dried plant material from the area
  • bring out trowels and equipment and return

If time to do more, pull weeds from other areas and prep for marigold planting as well. Transport more compost to labyrinth site to add after plantings.

We’ll plant approximately half (50) of the marigolds in the centre.

2 pm – Labyrinth Welcome:

Rev. Lara Cowtan and Mary Bennett will welcome you to the garden path labyrinth on the Fremlin (east) side of the property and invite you to walk our labyrinth. We will provide seeds and orange ribbon. In the centre you could add your ribbon and wishes to the tree. The seeds will be symbolic of us planting intentions to work towards dismantling racism and supporting indigenous peoples.

3pm –

Organizers will be leaving, but the grounds and both labyrinths are open 24/7 for anyone who wishes to have some quiet, meditative time.


Labyrinth information

President;s Statement on Kamloops Residential School



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IBPOC • Meditation and Movement • Special Event