Share the Journey, one step at a time!

April 15, 2019
Share the Journey walk

This fall, we launched the Share the Journey campaign and invited Canadians to walk in solidarity with the 68.5 million forced migrants around the world. Many of you answered the call and our collective actions are adding up!

  • More than 5,700 people have taken part in more than 95 walks across the country;
  • More than 38,026 km have been traveled; and
  • $25,000 has been raised by the solidarity walks!

And it's not over! We need your help to reach our goal: to walk 40,075 km, i.e. the equivalent of the circumference of the Earth.

Every step counts! You can organize a walk or join one in our region!

Here are some upcoming walks by province (from East to West):

Newfoundland and Labrador


Walks will take place in late spring or early summer. More info to come.

Maritimes


Stanley Bridge, Diocese of Charlottetown, PEI
Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Departure at 1:30 p.m. from Our Lady of Hope Retreat Centre.
For more information, contact Mary Boyd maryboyd@live.ca
St. Joseph’s, Diocese of Antigonish, NS
Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
Departure at 10 a.m. (time could change) from St. Joseph's Community Centre.
For more information, contact Danny Gillis dgillis@devp.org

New-Brunswick


Moncton
Friday, April 19, 2019
Departure at 10 a.m. from 43, Botsford St, Moncton, NB E1C 4W9
For more information, contact Nicolas 506 801-0440

Quebec


Gatineau/Ottawa
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Departure at 12:30 p.m. from Notre-Dame-de-l’Île Church
For more information: Facebook Event, www.devp.org/walk/2437
Laval
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Departure at 1:30 p.m. from Sainte-Rose-de-Lima Church, 219 Sainte-Rose blvd.
Ville LeMoyne/Saint-Lambert
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Departure at 12 p.m. (noon) from Halte Marie-Rose, 165, René-Philippe, Ville LeMoyne
Quebec
Good Friday, April 19, 2019
Join us from 10 a.m. to noon for a family walk
Departure from Église Saint-Félix de Cap-Rouge, 1460, rue Provancher Québec G1Y 1S1
For more information, contact Monique Arrien 418 656-0285
Drummondville - La Marche du Pardon
Good Friday, April 19, 2019
Departure at noon from the Curé-Demers park where a booth will be set up for participants to learn more about the reality of migrants.
For more information, contact Bianca Mailloux 819 477-2932
Quebec
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Departure from Paroisse Bon-Pasteur (time TBD)
For more information, contact Martine Sanfaçon 418 628-7636
Sherbrooke
Sunday, April 28, 2019
From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Departure and returning point at courtyard - dance floor - along Marchant Street (West belt of the lake). Upon return, a rest area (with tables and chairs) and a snack will be offered.
Responsible for the walk: Lise Laroche
Quebec
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Departure at 2 p.m. from Place d’Youville
For more information, contact Lise Gauvreau 418 651-5448
Victoriaville
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 (time and place of departure to be determined, walk of 3 km)
For more information, contact Elisabeth 418 683-9901 #207
Montreal
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Departure time to be determined. The march will take place in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (between Saint Monica’s Parish and Saint Malachy’s)
For more information, contact Lore Bolliet lbolliet@devp.org
Montreal
Saturday, June 1st, 2019
Departure time to be determined. The march will take place in Mercier East - Departure from the parish Saint François d'Assisi.
For more information, contact Lore Bolliet lbolliet@devp.org
Montreal
Sunday, June 2, 2019
A walk will take place in the Côte-des-Neiges district, between St. Joseph's Oratory and PROMIS, an organization that supports immigrants, refugees, and their families.
For more information, contact Lore Bolliet lbolliet@devp.org
Parc des Sept-Chutes à Saint Zénon
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Departure at 9:30 a.m. Outdoor hike organized by the Jeunesse de Montréal group.
For more information: www.devp.org/marche/2390 or contact Lore Bolliet lbolliet@devp.org

Ontario


Ottawa/Gatineau
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Departure at 12:30 p.m. from Notre-Dame-de-l’Île Church
For more information: Facebook Event, www.devp.org/walk/2437
Toronto
Sunday April 7, 2019
Departure at 2 p.m. at High Park, followed by a reception at St. Cecilia's Parish Hall at 161 Annette Street
Presented by the Development & Peace Archdiocesan Council
For more information or to register: Natalie Rizzo nrizzo@devp.org
Bowmanville
Good Friday, April 19, 2019
Meeting at 10 a.m. at the Church of St. Joseph's parish
The 4 km walk through the streets of Bowmanville will be followed by the Stations of the Cross in the Church at 11 a.m., and a soup lunch in the Parish Hall immediately following the Stations of the Cross service.
For more information: www.devp.org/walk/2384
Sault Ste. Marie
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Departure at 1 p.m., a small group of Development and Peace members will walk 1, 2 or 5 kilometres and raise funds.
For more information: www.devp.org/walk/2534
Sudbury - St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 9am
Mallard’s Landing forest hike
Stoney Creek
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Departure at 12:30 p.m. from St. Francis Xavier Parish Church. We will be walking from the parish parking lot to the Dominic Agostino Riverdale Community Centre.
For more information and the full schedule: www.devp.org/walk/2418
 
Tentative dates for Windsor-Essex school board in Ontario: 
Assumption - May 10th (afternoon)
Cardinal Carter - April 25th
Catholic Central - May 3rd
F.J. Brennan - May 10th
Holy Names - May 10th
Villanova - May 16th
St. Anne's - May 6th
St. Joseph - May 17th

Manitoba


Winnipeg
Thursday, April 4, 2019
St. Ignatius School, Departure at 2 p.m.
For more information: Jeannine Pistawka, director: 204-475-1386
Winnipeg
Thursday, April 4, 2019
St. Alphonsus School, departure at 2 p.m.
For more information: Bonnie Rayner bonnie.slobodian@stalphonsusschool.ca
Winnipeg
Thursday, April 4, 2019
St. Maurice School, 1-2 p.m. for grades: 4-8.
For more information: Tom Bailey-Robertson Tom.Bailey.Robertson@stmaurice.mb.ca 204-453-4020
Winnipeg
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
St. John Brebeuf School, departure at 9:15 a.m.
For more information: Clarisse Misa or Cara Campbell: 204-489-2115 ext.241 
 

Saskatchewan and Keewatin-Le Pas


 
Saskatoon
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Departure 1:15 p.m. from Holy Spirit Parish, 114 Kingsmere Blvd. 
For more information, contact: Louise Bitz lbitz@devp.org
Saskatoon
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Departure from St Anne’s Parish (time TBD)
For more information, contact: Betty Jmaeff bejandy@shaw.ca
Schools 

Many schools also plan to walk before the end of the school year. Here are a few:

Schools in Saskatoon:
E.D.Feehan High School
Bethlehem High School
George Vanier Elementary School
St Therese of Lisieux Elementary School
St. Matthew Elementary School (May 1)
Bishop Pocock Elementary School
St Luke Elementary School
St Bernard Elementary School
Schools in Lloydminster: 
St Thomas Elementary School
Farther Gorman Elementary School
St Mary Elementary School (April 18)
St Joseph Elementary School (May 8)
Mother Teresa Elementary School (May 10)
 

Alberta and Northwest Territories


 
Calgary
Saturday April 27, 2019
Departure at 4 p.m. from St. Bonaventure Parish
For more information contact: Carol Hollywood carol.hollywood@shaw.ca or Monica Nino mnino@devp.org
Edmonton
Saturday May 4, 2019
Departure at 3:30 p.m. from the Newman Theological College. Walk: Welcoming Refugees and Migrants in our Community
For more information: https://www.newman.edu/sji or contact Monica Nino mnino@devp.org
Edmonton
Saturday May 26, 2019
Departure at 10 a.m. from St. Theresa’s Parish
For more information contact: nsperry@telus.net or mnino@devp.org
Edmonton
Saturday June 22, 2019
Edmonton Archdiocesan Walk
Departure at 9:30 a.m. – location: TBD
For more information please contact: karsen.mitchell@gmail.com or mnino@devp.org
Beaverlodge
Saturday June 22, 2019
Departure at 10 am at St. Mary's Church. Each participant hopes to walk 10 km.
For more info please contact: Mia Klein-Gebbinc at miklge@telus.net.
Calgary
Sunday June 23, 2019
Calgary Diocesan Walk
Departure at 2:00 p.m. from FCJ Christian Life Centre
For more information please contact: carol.hollywood@shaw.ca or mnino@devp.org
 

British Columbia and Yukon


 
New Westminster, St. Peter’s Parish
Sunday May 26, 2019
Departure at 2 p.m. in the Waterfront Park in Kelowna
For more information: www.devp.org/walk/2368
West Kelowna, Nelson Diocese
Sunday May 26, 2019
For more information: www.devp.org/walk/2400
 

 

Which of these walks will you participate in?

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See pictures of walks that took place around the world: from Somalia to New Zealand, passing by Greece, Honduras, Chile, Iraq, India and Syria.

Feel free to tell us about your walk or send us photos to walk@devp.org, we will add them to our photo album.