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Walking for the Children takes place at The Ridge

Walk to the Battleford Industrial School cemetery in memory of residential school childten

BATTLEFORD - The Ridge, former location of Government House as well as the Battleford Industrial School, was the site once again of Walking for the Children, a walk in honour of those who attended residential schools. Wednesday's walk was hosted by Living Sky School Division, Sunchild Law, the Battleford industrial School Commemorative Association and by The Ridge - Mosquito Grizzly Bear's Head Lean Man 

Dignitaries as well as many young people were in attendance, with students from Liviing Sky School Division taking part. This has become an annual event to honour residential school survivors and those who did not make it home.  

The walk extended all the way to the Battleford Industrial School Cemetery where several participants tied ribbons along the fence in memory of those buried. There are 74 people buried at the cemetery; 72 were students at the former residential school.