Sunday, August 11th, 2019
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Manitobans for Human Rights has started planning this year’s Torch of Dignity Relay for August 11, 2019 and we see the opportunity to make the event bigger by signing up 100 organizations to celebrate Manitoba’s diversity. The Torch of Dignity relay represents all peoples uniting to show our commitment to promote human rights, diversity, acceptance, inclusion, equality and fairness for all, whilst showing our pride and love for our great Province.
The Torch of Dignity relay was started to bring attention to our community by supporting human rights learning and human dignity while walking. running or rolling in solidarity by passing the torch from one neighbor to the net through Winnipeg. This year’s opening ceremonies will start at 9:00 am at 460 Bedson Park and will travel down Portage Avenue with the help of the Winnipeg Police and end at CN Stage, emceed by local personalities, dignitaries, relay participants and the public will greet the torch of dignity at the Gandhi Statue and join three levels of government around the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to the mainstage, and what we are calling a family walk for human rights (approximately 1 km).
Once again, we at Manitobans for Human Rights are calling upon your company or organization to participate in promoting human rights and human dignity at this year’s relay by sponsoring a runner to run in the relay. Your representative is encouraged to bring along staff, family and friends for support. When your torch bearer has completed their section of the relay (approx. 200 m), they are invited to continue with the torch or leave to attend the free family event at The Forks from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. The Staggering Haggards, and Shades of Dawn will entertain for the afternoon along with the children’s activities and mascots it is sure to be an exciting rewarding day.
Below is our community sponsor registration form, volunteer sign-up form as well as our route for the relay.
Please contact us at (204) 783-8374 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the event. For inquiries about volunteer please visit our volunteer page or email our volunteer coordinator Milly at email@example.com.