Canadian Walk For Veterans
Leave No One Behind
Working in partnership with the The Order of St. George Grand Priory of Canada and the Americas and True Patriot Love, the 2022 Canadian Walk For Veterans will raise awareness of the plight of translators, interpreters, cultural advisors and other locally employed people who were essential to Canada’s missions in conflicts throughout the world such as the Balkans, Somalia, Rwanda and Afghanistan.
Through their invaluable work, war zone interpreters, translators and cultural advisors enabled communication and understanding between parties. There was tremendous pressure on them to interpret accurately, remain calm, make decisions on-the-fly and be objective. As a consequence of their critical work, translators, interpreters and cultural advisors working in conflict zones placed their lives at risk, and, in many instances, were kidnapped, tortured and killed as traitors or prosecuted as spies. “A report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), issued in 2018, estimated that an interpreter is killed in a war zone every 36 hours.”
In-person and Virtual CWFV
This year, in-person events will be held in 10 cities across the country but for those walkers who are unable to attend these events, we invite them to participate in a virtual walk at a place and time of their choosing over the weekend of September 24th and 25th. We encourage all virtual walkers to share publicly pictures or videos of their walk experience on our social media.