Week Ending June 27, 2020
Current Week: 2476 km
Total To Date: 6767 km
Pilgrimage Goal: 7292 km
Total Participants: 58
Total Pods: 8
Word for the Coming Week: WONDER
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.
Question of the Week?
We have been travelling the modern day Trans-Canada across this vast country. What was the first "highway" across Canada and when was it completed?
Shawn's Pilgrimage 2019
There was a time where we were allowed to physically travel across our country (just last year). Our Minister Shawn Redden provided some pictures and a note about this trip last year.
Attached are some pictures of places we were on our Virtual Pilgrimage last week, and some will be for places we will have virtually passed through this week.
- There is a picture of Pebble Beach from Marathon Ontario.
- St John's United was one of the churches we highlighted last Sunday, and is where Past Moderator Very Reverend David Giuliano served as minister his entire pastoral ministry. It's also the home church of our current Moderator, The Right Reverend Dr. Richard Bott.
- Nippising Bridge is just east of Thunder Bay, as well as the Terry Fox Memorial marking the spot where he was forced to end his cross-Canada Marathon of Hope after cancer returned.
- The Lake Superior watershed is also east of Thunder Bay Kakabecka Falls is just west of Thunder Bay.
- East of Winnipeg is the Longitudinal halfway point in Canada The Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg, as well as the Canadian Museum of Human Rights.
- The Memorial to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is at The Forks.
- The Bridge to St Bonifiace across the Red River.
- St Boniface Cathedral - Louis Riel's grave is also on the property.
Are we there yet?
We had amazing progress this week on our Journey to Victoria, BC arriving in the beautiful Fraser Valley. Don't worry that our journey will be over soon, as we plan to zig-zag across the North and up and down all of the provinces on the way home.
Most of us know who Terry Fox is and his amazing journey across our country. This week we began our trip outside of Thunder Bay ON, where Terry's trip was tragically cut short. His story continues to inspire us. You can read more about it here!
Louis Riel, Métis leader, founder of Manitoba, central figure in the Red River and North-West resistances. Riel led two popular Métis governments, was central in bringing Manitoba into Confederation. Read more about this Western Canadian political leader.
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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