The City of Saskatoon, in its role as Co-Chair of Reconciliation Saskatoon, helps organize the annual Rock Your Roots Walk for Reconciliation. The significance of a walk can be attributed to the Sunday walks in residential schools; often the only time when siblings and cousins might be reunited. The significance of “rock your roots” is about celebrating your culture and heritage.
Rock Your Roots has been an annual event in Saskatoon since 2016. It’s a chance for all Saskatoon residents to answer the TRC Calls to Action by demonstrating their commitment to Reconciliation, honouring Residential School Survivors, and working towards an inclusive community.
Walkers are encouraged to wear an Every Child Matters orange shirt. Cultural performers from our community ‘rock their roots’ along the route to show their support and celebrate Saskatoon’s incredible diversity.
The 2023 walk will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
When the walkers arrive, there will be a short program followed by games in the park. The event will end at 12:00 p.m.