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 run 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.

Paralympian 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 am till 4:00 pm. 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 volunteermhr@mymts.net 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 and the link to our Canada Helps page for attendees and donations. Please email mbrights@mymts.net or call our office at (204) 783-8374 for full details.

Torch of Dignity Registration Form

Information Letter

Canada Helps Tickets & 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)