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. 

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3 225 $ amassés sur 2 000 $

1 mois, 1 semaine restants
La collecte de fonds se termine 31 juillet 2021
Date de fin Nom du donateur Nom de l'organisme de bienfaisance Montant
16 juin 2021 11:28 Liette Rudy First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada 25,00 $
Bravo Annie for your commitment !
14 juin 2021 13:15 Anonyme First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada 250,00 $
Thank you Annie for supporting a good cause. Happy walking and running.
14 juin 2021 13:15 Anonyme IRSSS 250,00 $
Thank you Annie for supporting a good cause. Happy walking and running.
14 juin 2021 11:33 Lesley Maciver First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada 50,00 $
Great cause. Good luck en route!
14 juin 2021 11:33 Lesley Maciver IRSSS 25,00 $
Great cause. Good luck en route!
13 juin 2021 22:12 Gaby Copeland First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada 25,00 $
13 juin 2021 17:24 Michael Strumpf First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada 25,00 $
13 juin 2021 17:24 Michael Strumpf IRSSS 25,00 $
13 juin 2021 12:22 Anonyme 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.
13 juin 2021 12:22 Anonyme IRSSS 25,00 $
Hi Annie, We send our love and good wishes to you, Ryan, and Wade. Thanks for doing this important campaign, too.
12 juin 2021 11:44 Paul Shwetz First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada 100,00 $
11 juin 2021 19:20 Cynthia Christensen First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada 40,00 $
Thank you for this opportunity, Annie.
11 juin 2021 16:54 Caitlyn Andres First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada 50,00 $
Go Annie! Thanks for your actions in support of an important cause.
11 juin 2021 15:48 blair purda First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada 250,00 $
10 juin 2021 22:24 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
10 juin 2021 22:24 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
10 juin 2021 18:45 Shawn Hasselaar IRSSS 50,00 $
Thank you for setting this up! You have our support. Laura & Shawn
10 juin 2021 16:56 Anonyme First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada 75,00 $
10 juin 2021 16:56 Anonyme IRSSS 75,00 $
10 juin 2021 16:42 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
10 juin 2021 16:05 Nancy Keough First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada 25,00 $
10 juin 2021 16:05 Nancy Keough IRSSS 25,00 $
10 juin 2021 14:56 Maria Clarke First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada 25,00 $
10 juin 2021 13:40 Anonyme First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada 150,00 $
10 juin 2021 13:40 Anonyme IRSSS 150,00 $
9 juin 2021 17:15 Judy Bingham First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada 20,00 $
What a wonderful thoughtful persons. Wade is a lucky guy??
8 juin 2021 08:45 Will Merritt First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada 25,00 $
Love you sis :)
8 juin 2021 08:45 Will Merritt IRSSS 25,00 $
Love you sis :)
7 juin 2021 22:19 Anonyme First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada 50,00 $
7 juin 2021 22:19 Anonyme IRSSS 50,00 $
7 juin 2021 21:36 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
7 juin 2021 15:55 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.
7 juin 2021 15:55 Dawn Easton-Merritt IRSSS 100,00 $
We are happy to support you in this positive way towards change.
7 juin 2021 14:46 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!
7 juin 2021 10:59 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 !!
7 juin 2021 10:59 A. (Ton) Teraverst IRSSS 25,00 $
Thank you for caring so much Annie. Hope my "little man" enjoys the experience !!
7 juin 2021 08:55 Anonyme IRSSS 100,00 $
Thanks you to my Daughter in-law for doing this fundraiser
5 juin 2021 18:27 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
5 juin 2021 18:27 Jess Percival IRSSS 50,00 $
Thank you for all your hard work, Annie!
5 juin 2021 00:45 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.
5 juin 2021 00:45 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.
4 juin 2021 10:55 Bella Stein First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada 25,00 $
4 juin 2021 01:59 Anonyme First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada 50,00 $
Thank you for doing this, Annie. Love, Kate
4 juin 2021 01:59 Anonyme IRSSS 50,00 $
Thank you for doing this, Annie. Love, Kate
3 juin 2021 13:25 Cheryl Wiacek IRSSS 100,00 $
Good luck Annie and Wade on your walking/running journey for this most important cause, you have our support!
3 juin 2021 12:03 George Emery First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada 100,00 $
Alexandra's parents. Nice work, Annie.
3 juin 2021 12:03 George Emery IRSSS 100,00 $
Alexandra's parents. Nice work, Annie.
3 juin 2021 11:48 Alexandra Emery First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada 25,00 $
3 juin 2021 11:48 Alexandra Emery IRSSS 25,00 $
3 juin 2021 00:54 Hattie Benjamin First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada 25,00 $
3 juin 2021 00:54 Hattie Benjamin IRSSS 25,00 $