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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 🔥
Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg
ALS Society of Manitoba
Anishinaabe Child and Family Services
Bear Clan Patrol Inc.
Craig & Ross Chartered Professional Accountants
Eagle’s Nest Aboriginal Youth Resource & Recreation Centre
Holy Names House of Peace
Hon. Rochelle Squires
IIWR-MB, University of Winnipeg Global College
Institute for International Women’s Rights – Manitoba
Jane Meagher Addiction Specialist
Jon Gerrard, MLA for River Heights
Jewish Federation of Winnipeg – Operation Ezra
Jewish Child and Family Services
Little Peoples of Manitoba
Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc.
Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organization
Manitoba ECO Network
Manitoba Exploited and Trafficked Peoples
Manitoba Federation of Labour
Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council
Manitoba Teachers Association
Manitobans for Human Rights Inc.
Manitobans for Human Rights – Youth Advisory Council
Mayor Brian Bowman
Minister Cathy Cox
MP Robert Falcon Ouellette
National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Oakwood Roofing and Sheet Metal
Pony Corral Restaurant and Bar
Rainbow Resource Centre
Red Lightning Event Planning
Royal Bank of Canada
RRAFN Custom Council
South Beach Casino Resort and Casino
Southeast Child and Family Services
Special Olympics Manitoba
St. Boniface Street Links
Statistics Canada (Local 50040)
South Beach Resort and Casino
The Buzz Communications Group
Your Best Shot Photo and Video