Week Ending June 20, 2020
Current Week: 1721 km
Total To Date: 4291 km
Pilgrimage Goal: 7292 km
Total Participants: 58
Total Pods: 8
Word for the Coming Week: REST
We will use this word to reflect on as we walk, run or roll through our week.
Some words may inspire you with exciting new insights while others may disturb your thinking or challenge your beliefs. Sometimes you will love or take comfort in what you are hearing, while other times you may feel discomfort or resistance. Pay attention to all as this is part of your journey.
If you wish, keep a journal about your insights, whether challenging, comforting or enlightening. And remember, there is no right or wrong way to travel. This is your journey - you get to decide how you will travel - you need only to begin. Most of all, enjoy the journey knowing that you have many pilgrims who are "virtually" traveling with you!
See you in Victoria!
Question of the Week?
Looking at the Map of Canada you might think we have the most National Parks in the world. A question for this week is which country does hold that honour?
Are we there yet?
This week our Pilgrimage lands us just outside of Thunder Bay Ontario. I spent some time there working for the Bowater-Abitibi (now Resolute) Mill and enjoyed my time in the remote Northern Ontario town.
Although we are travelling much faster than we first thought, we are already planning a return Trip from BC. We will be using a different route exploring even more of our great country. In the meantime we are highlighting a few interesting places from this weeks journey.
Union United Church
In July 1907, a group of Black railway porters and their wives (founding members of the Coloured Women’s Club) convened a meeting. These men and women wished to worship in their own church in their own style with dignity, respect of person and equality of participation, regardless of gender, one’s ethnic origin or faith. This let to the formation of the Union United Church in Montreal. Read about their story.
Montmorency Falls , Quebec
This is a picture of Montmorency Falls , Quebec. These historic falls are 30 meters higher than Nigeria Falls. Click on the picture to read about this unique site.
Algonquin Provincial Park, ON
Algonquin, the first provincial park in Ontario, protects a variety of natural, cultural, and recreational features and values. As one of the largest provincial parks, Algonquin is biologically diverse with more than 1,000 vascular plant species and more than 200 vertebrates that breed within its boundaries.
It's over 7700 square kms, so our entire pirgrimage could cover just this park alone. Canada is so vast.
Local Virtual Services for June 14
The United Church of Canada Website has the following local area United Church listings for the Area
Time Zone Converter
Since we are displaying services in their Local Time Zone you may want to convert that time to your local area. Here is helpful website to perform this task.
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