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CANDLES & KEFFIYEHS: Vigil & silent walk for Palestine

Hosted by Justice for Palestinians Calgary (JFP)
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About Event

Join us for a silent candlelit vigil and walk to show support for Palestine, and to honour the thousands of lives lost in this genocide.

Please note: This is a silent walk. There will be no chanting, no powered speakers and no posters. We will distribute leaflets to passersby with information about the genocide in Palestine.

This event is organized by Justice for Palestinians Calgary in partnership with the Hillhurst United Church and Independent Jewish Voices (IJV).

LED candles will be provided to the first 300 attendees. Bring your friends, your family and spread the word.



We'll meet at 5PM inside the Hillhurst United Church (1227 Kensington Close NW) for brief remarks and to distribute candles. After that, we'll start a candlelit walk down Kensington Road, make our way down the river pathway, cross the Peace Bridge and cross back on the 10th street Bridge, then return to Hillhurst United Church. Full route details further below.

Please remember to dress for the weather as this is an outdoor event. We also ask that attendees remain on the designated walking route at all times to ensure safety of all group members.

Walking Map & Route

  1. Leave Hillhurst United Church

  2. Walk northbound on 12 st

  3. Turn right (east) on Kensington Rd

  4. Turn right on 10 st, walk to corner of 10th & Memorial Dr (NW corner of intersection)

  5. Cross 10th st 

  6. Walk along north side of Memorial until 9A st

  7. Take pedestrian bridge across Memorial

  8. Walk along Bow River Pathway to Peace Bridge

  9. Cross Peace Bridge, return along pedestrian pathway on south side

  10. Cross 10th st Bridge

  11. Cross Memorial @ 10th st (remain on east side of intersection)

  12. Cross 10th st @ Kensington Rd

  13. Walk westbound along south side of Kensington Rd

  14. Left on 12th st, return to Hillhurst United Church


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Who is welcome to attend?

Our event is inclusive and welcomes individuals from all walks of life who share our commitment to justice for Palestinians. We encourage people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and beliefs to join us in this important cause. 

Can I bring posters?

We ask that you leave your posters and megaphones at home. This event is intended to be a silent walk during the evening.

Are there any guidelines for behaviour during the vigil?

We ask that all attendees engage in respectful and peaceful behaviour. Please be mindful of the space and the rights of others. If you have any concerns or witness any behaviour that goes against these guidelines, please notify one of our event organizers or volunteers.

Note that JFP has a zero-tolerance policy for any form of hate speech, discrimination, or violence. We are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all attendees. Any individuals displaying hateful messaging or engaging in aggressive behaviour will be asked to leave.

Can I bring my children to this event?

Absolutely. This event is family-friendly, and we encourage parents and guardians to bring their children to help educate and inspire the next generation about the importance of justice and peace.

How can I get involved?

We appreciate your interest in supporting this cause. Please fill out our volunteer intake form and a member of our team will follow up with you.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our organizing team by contacting

Hillhurst United Church
1227 Kensington Close NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3J6, Canada