Honouring 215 Children

Hello friends and family,

You have likely read the headlines bearing the heavy news about the remains of 215 children, some as young as 3 years old, buried at the Kamloops (Tk'emlups) Residential School. This loss is truly unfathomable and weighs heavily on me as both a new parent and settler Canadian. 

On an afternoon walk with Wade following the release of this news, I felt some hope walking past the neighbourhood elementary school where children and teachers were wearing their orange shirts to honour these lost Secwépemc children. If we can educate ourselves and our children about how colonization and structural racism have and continue to minimize the value of some lives relative to others, we can begin to change course. My hope is that Wade will be able to grow up in a country that is more just and holds ALL children up as the precious gifts they are.

Over the next two months (June and July), I will be walking and running 215 kilometers to raise money for the Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS) and First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (FNCFCS). These non-profit organizations are doing important work to support residential school survivors (IRSSS) and holding the government to account for the ongoing discrimination Indigenous children face in access to care and quality education (FNCFCS).

Donations of any amount to either organization are so sincerely appreciated. 

46 supporters view all

$2,625 raised of $2,000 goal

1 month, 2 weeks to go
Fundraiser Ends July 31, 2021
Date Donor Name Charity Name Amount
June 13, 2021, 10:12 p.m. Gaby Copeland First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada $25.00
June 13, 2021, 5:24 p.m. Michael Strumpf First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada $25.00
June 13, 2021, 5:24 p.m. Michael Strumpf IRSSS $25.00
June 13, 2021, 12:22 p.m. Anonymous First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada $25.00
Hi Annie, We send our love and good wishes to you, Ryan, and Wade. Thanks for doing this important campaign, too.
June 13, 2021, 12:22 p.m. Anonymous IRSSS $25.00
Hi Annie, We send our love and good wishes to you, Ryan, and Wade. Thanks for doing this important campaign, too.
June 12, 2021, 11:44 a.m. Paul Shwetz First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada $100.00
June 11, 2021, 7:20 p.m. Cynthia Christensen First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada $40.00
Thank you for this opportunity, Annie.
June 11, 2021, 4:54 p.m. Caitlyn Andres First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada $50.00
Go Annie! Thanks for your actions in support of an important cause.
June 11, 2021, 3:48 p.m. blair purda First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada $250.00
June 10, 2021, 10:24 p.m. Jessa Williams First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada $50.00
Thanks Annie for organizing this. We’re honoured to support you & Wade in this important & heartfelt endeavour. -Charlie, Jessa & Brandon
June 10, 2021, 10:24 p.m. Jessa Williams IRSSS $50.00
Thanks Annie for organizing this. We’re honoured to support you & Wade in this important & heartfelt endeavour. -Charlie, Jessa & Brandon
June 10, 2021, 6:45 p.m. Shawn Hasselaar IRSSS $50.00
Thank you for setting this up! You have our support. Laura & Shawn
June 10, 2021, 4:56 p.m. Anonymous First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada $75.00
June 10, 2021, 4:56 p.m. Anonymous IRSSS $75.00
June 10, 2021, 4:42 p.m. Raphael and Tanya McKitrick First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada $50.00
Thank you for taking on this cause. If we all do our part, hopefully it will add up to meaningful change. Raphael and Tanya
June 10, 2021, 4:05 p.m. Nancy Keough First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada $25.00
June 10, 2021, 4:05 p.m. Nancy Keough IRSSS $25.00
June 10, 2021, 2:56 p.m. Maria Clarke First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada $25.00
June 10, 2021, 1:40 p.m. Anonymous First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada $150.00
June 10, 2021, 1:40 p.m. Anonymous IRSSS $150.00
June 9, 2021, 5:15 p.m. Judy Bingham First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada $20.00
What a wonderful thoughtful persons. Wade is a lucky guy??
June 8, 2021, 8:45 a.m. Will Merritt First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada $25.00
Love you sis :)
June 8, 2021, 8:45 a.m. Will Merritt IRSSS $25.00
Love you sis :)
June 7, 2021, 10:19 p.m. Anonymous First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada $50.00
June 7, 2021, 10:19 p.m. Anonymous IRSSS $50.00
June 7, 2021, 9:36 p.m. Helene Langlois First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada $25.00
Great inspiration, Annie, and what an experience to share with Wade. Hélène Langlois
June 7, 2021, 3:55 p.m. Dawn Easton-Merritt First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada $115.00
We are happy to support you in this positive way towards change.
June 7, 2021, 3:55 p.m. Dawn Easton-Merritt IRSSS $100.00
We are happy to support you in this positive way towards change.
June 7, 2021, 2:46 p.m. Beverley Bowen IRSSS $50.00
I would like to donate $50. to the IRSSS General fund to honour Annie's walk and run for this very worthy cause. Good Luck, Annie!
June 7, 2021, 10:59 a.m. A. (Ton) Teraverst First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada $25.00
Thank you for caring so much Annie. Hope my "little man" enjoys the experience !!
June 7, 2021, 10:59 a.m. A. (Ton) Teraverst IRSSS $25.00
Thank you for caring so much Annie. Hope my "little man" enjoys the experience !!
June 7, 2021, 8:55 a.m. Anonymous IRSSS $100.00
Thanks you to my Daughter in-law for doing this fundraiser
June 5, 2021, 6:27 p.m. Jess Percival First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada $50.00
??Thank you for all your hard work, Annie! Love Aunt Jo and Cousin Jess
June 5, 2021, 6:27 p.m. Jess Percival IRSSS $50.00
Thank you for all your hard work, Annie!
June 5, 2021, 12:45 a.m. Susanne Theurer First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada $50.00
Dear Annie, this heartfelt donation is for my neighbour Cheyenne, my grandson Ira and daughter Anise. Hugs to you and darling Wade.
June 5, 2021, 12:45 a.m. Susanne Theurer IRSSS $50.00
Dear Annie, this heartfelt donation is for my neighbour Cheyenne, my grandson Ira and daughter Anise. Hugs to you and darling Wade.
June 4, 2021, 10:55 a.m. Bella Stein First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada $25.00
June 4, 2021, 1:59 a.m. Anonymous First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada $50.00
Thank you for doing this, Annie. Love, Kate
June 4, 2021, 1:59 a.m. Anonymous IRSSS $50.00
Thank you for doing this, Annie. Love, Kate
June 3, 2021, 1:25 p.m. Cheryl Wiacek IRSSS $100.00
Good luck Annie and Wade on your walking/running journey for this most important cause, you have our support!
June 3, 2021, 12:03 p.m. George Emery First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada $100.00
Alexandra's parents. Nice work, Annie.
June 3, 2021, 12:03 p.m. George Emery IRSSS $100.00
Alexandra's parents. Nice work, Annie.
June 3, 2021, 11:48 a.m. Alexandra Emery First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada $25.00
June 3, 2021, 11:48 a.m. Alexandra Emery IRSSS $25.00
June 3, 2021, 12:54 a.m. Hattie Benjamin First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada $25.00
June 3, 2021, 12:54 a.m. Hattie Benjamin IRSSS $25.00