Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Calling all human rights enthusiasts! We are looking for runners, sponsors and volunteers for this years Torch of Dignity Relay on September 23rd, 2018. We are looking for 100 organizations to walk, run or roll from 460 Bedson Street (Bedson Park) to Scotiabank Stage, The Forks in support of the human rights movement in Manitoba. The Winnipeg Police Service will be honorary marshals for the route.

RBC Olympian Colin Mathieson is this year’s keynote along with local dignitaries, relay participants and the public will greet the Torch of Dignity at the mainstage to kick-off a free family day from 11:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. Partnering organizations will be setting up tables to promote resources, children’s activities, and live music from Joalby, The Staggering Haggards and Mother Groove.

Organizations are encouraged to bring along staff, family and friends for support. When your torch bearer has completed their section of the relay, they are invited to continue with the torch or leave to attend the free family event at The Forks.

Interested in volunteering? Contact for a list of positions available. Torch of Dignity volunteer meeting dates are July 19th, August 19th and September 19th from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m at our office; 301-960 Portage Avenue.

Below is the links to the runner, sponsor and volunteer registration form. An informational letter about our event, the link to our Canada Helps page for attendees and donations and the map of our Torch of Dignity Route. Please email or call our office at (204) 783-8374 for full details.

Torch of Dignity Registration Form

Sponsorship Levels

Information Letter

Canada Helps Donations

The event is sponsored by Manitobans for Human Rights Inc., a non-profit, non-partisan association dedicated to the promotion of Human Rights learning throughout the Province of Manitoba. Led by Valerie Thompson, President of Manitobans for Human Rights Inc. and featuring such human rights activists in the relay as Senator Mary Lou McPhedran, Pride Wpg, Shandi Strong, Got Bannock, Althea Guiboche, 100 Women Who Care, Jane Meagher, Operation Ezra and hundreds of supporters participating in the Torch of Dignity Relay.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.” Complacency – Jocelyn Greenwood (1999)


Our 2018 Sponsors 🔥

Presented by

South Beach Casino

Community Leader

Oak Wood Roofing and Sheet Metal Logo


CUPE Manitoba


Pony Corral Bar and Restaurant


2018 Torch of Dignity Community Sponsors  

7e Media

Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg

ALS Society of Manitoba

Anishinaabe Child and Family Services

Arthritis Society

Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace & Justice

Assiniboine Downs Charlie Horse

Bear Clan Patrol Inc.

Buzz Communication Group

City of Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman

Craig and Ross

CUPE Manitoba

DASCH Foundation

Diabetes Canada

Eagle’s Nest Aboriginal Youth Resource & Recreation Centre

Equal Voice

Holy Names House of Peace

Hon. Rochelle Squires MLA for Riel

IIWR-MB Global College University of Winnipeg

Jane Meagher Addiction Specialist

Jewish Child and Family Services

Jewish Federation of WInnipeg

Jon and Naomi Gerrard, MLA for River Heights

Little Peoples of Manitoba

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc.

Main Street Project

Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organization (MANSO)

Manitoba Eco Network

Manitoba Exploited and Trafficked Peoples

Manitoba Federation of Labour

Manitoba Human Rights Commission

Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council – Welcome Place

Manitoba Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Manitoba Teachers Association

Manitobans for Human Rights

Manitobans for Human Rights Youth Advisory Council

Minister Cathy Cox

MP Robert Falcon Ouelette

National Indigenous Council of Elders

Oakwood Roofing and Sheet Metal

Operation Ezra

Pony Corral Restaurant and Bar

Rainbow Resource Centre

RBC Olympian Colin Mathieson

Red Lightning Event Planning and Management

RRAFN Custom Council

Sacred Seven Youth Council

South Beach Resort and Casino

Southeast Child and Family Services

Special Olympics Manitoba

St. Amant

St. Boniface Street Links

Statistics Canada

Taylor McCaffrey LLP


Vermette Plumbing

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Winnipeg Goldeyes – Goldie

Winnipeg Police

Winnipeg Police Cooper the Dog

Working in Support of Equality (Manitoba)