DTL Driver to Hike 215 Kilometres to Honour Indigenous Children

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Impacted by the discovery of the remains of 215 First Nations children in a mass grave in Kamloops, BC, Diversified Site Shuttle Driver, Heather, knew she had to do something. Something that could challenge her and help bring awareness for residential schools and the impact they still have today. 

In order to accomplish this, Heather has begun a 215 km hike challenge to honour, remember, and never forget the 215 children found, and the untold number still missing. 

Heather kicked off this incredible tribute mid-june, finishing 7.69 km of her 215 km total. She will be tracking her progress, and we invite everyone to support her in this journey. We will be checking in with Heather at the beginning, mid-point, and final kilometres in her journey. 

Heather told us,

"What a muddy adventure with 5 other amazing adventurers, and one very happy lab! I reflected on those 215 innocent children as I walked, especially at times when I felt tired or thirsty or hungry. 

Take action today, write, call, or email your MP in support of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls To Action number 72-76. These are the Calls To Action that ensure Canada works with Indigenous communities to locate their missing loved ones and the unmarked burial places in a culturally informed way."