The Lheidli T’enneh is inviting Prince George residents to participate in their second annual Moccasin Walk.
Prior to the event being created last year, roughly 80 to 100 members of the host nation would make the trek to Vancouver and participate in the Sun Run.
The 2022 walk saw approximately 130 people come out – this year the Lheidli T’enneh is expecting participation numbers to climb closer to 200.
Health Director, Tamara Seymour told MyPGNow.com the walk checks a lot of boxes.
“We really wanted to create an event that was able to bring our community event together and to encourage health and wellness but also, it was a time to come together as a community to come together after the pandemic.”
Seymour added coming out of the pandemic, Chief Dolleen Logan wanted to hold something in their own backyard.
“I think she just really wanted to bring something home so we can still do a walk but also have members who never really got to go to the Sun Run to be able to participate in Prince George.”
“I think the most important thing is to bring our team within the Lheidli T’enneh community together as well as our partners and community members can get to know who we are partners with as well as other first nations that are willing to make the trip up here. We just want to have a really fun event.”
The 10-kilometre walk will take place June 3rd on the Northside Reserve starting at 10:30 AM with registration occurring at 9 o’clock. Participants are asked to meet at the health centre on Landooz Road (2003 Landooz Road).
All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Lheidli T’enneh Elders Society.