215 Trucks rallying in the capital this Sunday to honour Indigenous communities

A truck rally is coming to Ottawa this weekend to show support of the Indigenous community and families who were affected by residential schools. The rally is aiming to drive 215 trucks throughout the capital – and all types of trucks are welcome. It’s supposed to raise awareness and honour the victims of the residential school system and the lives lost.

Organizer Lyoness Woodstock acknowledges that it is Father’s Day but it’s also a day that many Indigenous families did not get to celebrate due to the residential school system.

The event is set for 8:00 AM  12:00 PM this Sunday, June 20th. Trucks will be stationed at Thomas Cavanaugh Construction off on Highway 7. This is east of Carleton Place. The trucks will leave Thomas Cavanaugh Construction at about 9:30 AM and make their way east toward Ottawa on the 417. They will drive to Kent Street, up Wellington Street and past Parliament Hill to O’Connor Street and then return back to the 417.

Organizers ask that you attach an orange garment or flag to your truck to honour the children. 

If you’d like to get involved, you can call 819-790-1281.  

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