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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or call our office at (204) 783-8374 for full details.
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 🔥
South Beach Casino
Oak Wood Roofing and Sheet Metal Logo
Pony Corral Bar and Restaurant
2018 Torch of Dignity Community Sponsors
Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg
ALS Society of Manitoba
Anishinaabe Child and Family Services
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
Eagle’s Nest Aboriginal Youth Resource & Recreation Centre
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
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. Boniface Street Links
Taylor McCaffrey LLP
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Winnipeg Goldeyes – Goldie
Winnipeg Police Cooper the Dog
Working in Support of Equality (Manitoba)