Spirit of Mandela Freedom Walk

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela

On Saturday, June 20, at noon, the Spirit of Mandela Freedom Walk will wind down University Avenue, partially renamed Nelson Mandela Boulevard.

The walk starts at the corner of University and Armoury Street and goes to Queen’s Park.

A concert will follow the walk in recognition of National Aboriginal Day, June 21.

South Africa’s Nelson Mandela had a close relationship with Canada’s Aboriginal peoples.

Lloyd McKell, chair, Mandela Legacy Canada and the Freedom Walk, noted, “We are committed to the goal of an inclusive society, free from discrimination, in which all persons enjoy full rights to dignity, fair treatment and equal opportunities.”

Among the distinguished names at this event are Jean Augustine, former fairness commissioner for Ontario as honourary co-chair; David C. Onley, former lieutenant-governor of Ontario, also an honourary co-chair and Janathan Hamilton Diabo, First Nations House, U of T, also an honourary co-chair.

To register for the walk visit MandelaCanada.com.