In Memory of the 215 Children

On May 28th, The world learned of the remains of 215 children found on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School.  This is just the tip of the iceberg.  There are 139 residential school grounds still to be investigated to find answers for the Indigenous peoples of Canada as to what happened to the thousands of children who were forced to attend these schools and never returned home.  It is imperative for truth and reconciliation to occur in this country that the families of those missing children have their remains returned to them so they can grieve and honour the children.  If this was your family, you would want the same.

On July 1st, in memory of these 215 innocent children, I will be riding my bike for 215 minutes, marking a moment for each child, and to raise funds for the Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS).  The IRSSS assists survivors with counselling, court support, information, referrals, workshops and more.  Let’s not forget even those whose children did not attend the Kamloops Indian Residential School will be affected by this finding.  The Indigenous Peoples of Canada deserve our support.  They deserve to know all Canadians are standing with them in action and not just words.
Please show your support to our Indigenous community by making a donation in honour of these children whose lives were taken simply for being Indigenous.  Let’s stand up Canada and show in our actions that every child absolutely does matter.
Thank you.
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$2,011 raised of $5,000 goal

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Fundraiser Ends July 15, 2021
Date Donor Name Charity Name Amount
June 13, 2021, 5:45 p.m. Kenneth & Barbara Saul IRSSS $215.00
To memorialize the 215 (and others no doubt to be found), and to honour Freddy Taylor, survivor, True reconciliation & reparations needed
June 13, 2021, 10:21 a.m. Nancy Tran IRSSS $100.00
Thanks for doing this Debi, good luck on the ride!
June 12, 2021, 4:58 a.m. Lesley Kirwan IRSSS $30.00
Good luck Debi! Xxx
June 9, 2021, 6:39 p.m. Carolyn Carter IRSSS $50.00
June 8, 2021, 3:46 p.m. Elizabeth Manson IRSSS $100.00
June 8, 2021, 4:24 a.m. Jeff Saul IRSSS $200.00
A great effort for a great cause. Love Jeff, Jo, Freddie, and Max
June 7, 2021, 3:13 p.m. Matthew Wood IRSSS $25.00
June 6, 2021, 10:12 p.m. Helen Kopstick IRSSS $50.00
Dear Debi. Thank you for undertaking this ride, it is so important that we all support the indigenous people of Canada.
June 6, 2021, 5:47 p.m. David Posen IRSSS $50.00
Bravo to you, Debi. Important cause and commitment on your part. ride well!
June 6, 2021, 2 p.m. Janet Sherman IRSSS $25.00
Dear Debi What a wonderful proud of you for doing this!
June 6, 2021, 1:02 p.m. Judy Coldoff IRSSS $100.00
Good luck, Debi. Every Canadian needs to bear collective guilt for this tragedy.
June 6, 2021, 12:06 p.m. Christopher Lambert IRSSS $100.00
Ride on Deb! xo Jody, Krif & Sadie
June 6, 2021, 11:33 a.m. Diem Do IRSSS $100.00
Your loving heart is so beautiful, and I appreciate you bringing this tragic history to our attention.
June 6, 2021, 11:12 a.m. Anonymous IRSSS $25.00
Thank you for your awareness and dedication.
June 6, 2021, 11:02 a.m. Sharon Wiesenfeld IRSSS $36.00
Congratulations on honouring the loss of the innocent Indigenous children! Good luck with the ride Sharon and Jerry Wiesenfeld
June 6, 2021, 8:24 a.m. Jenn Copland IRSSS $25.00
June 5, 2021, 7:16 p.m. Jennifer Ford IRSSS $25.00
June 5, 2021, 7:01 p.m. Anonymous IRSSS $500.00
Thank you so much for reinforcing that we need to listen, show compassion and act. I hope the ride goes well.
June 5, 2021, 3:31 p.m. Amber Starfire IRSSS $25.00
June 5, 2021, 1:32 p.m. Karen Murray IRSSS $30.00
Good luck with the ride. ????
June 5, 2021, 8:04 a.m. Debi Allen IRSSS $200.00