Caledonia’s messages for Calgary forum

On April 27/10 a townhall meeting was held to update residents on recent developments and to seek some feedback for Gary McHale and Mark Vandermaas to take to the 2010 New Directions in Aboriginal Policy forum at Mount Royal University in Calgary tomorrow.

Here is what residents – some anonymous, some not – told us:

“If you could be in Calgary yourself, what one thing would you want researchers to know about your experiences as a resident and/or business owner in Caledonia?”

  •  100427-1 Resident – Burke [PDF]
  • 100427-2 Resident [PDF]
  • 100427-3 Resident [PDF]
  • 100427-4 Resident – Therrien [PDF]
  • 100427-5 Schaeffer Excavating [PDF]
  •  100427-6 Resident [PDF]
  • 100427-7 Grand River Gallery [PDF]
  • 100427-8 Resident [PDF]
  • 100427-9 Resident [PDF]

Victim Impact Statements

A number of residents indicated that they would be willing to be contacted about providing a victim impact statement.

I am pleased to report that two residents have already provided statements, and Pam Dudych’s mom has provided additional information that supplements Pam’s Road of Hope school project. 

Presentation notes & slides to be available

A page with copies of our presentations has been created. The password protection will be removed after we have addressed the forum which takes place tomorrow:

Thank you!

My presentation will cite statements from the comments provided and the victim impact statements, so I thank all those who took the time to attend and especially to those who provided their thoughts – especially on short notice.  

My message tomorrow will convey the impact on you, the terrible costs of not listening to victims and a positive list of suggestions to help move down the road to healing and reconciliation – much in the same vein as my remarks at the townhall.
Thank you also to those of you who gave generously of your time and funds to make this trip and the townhall possible. Your kindness is so very much appreciated.

About the forum

Mark Vandermaas, Founder
Caledonia Victims Project

About Mark Vandermaas

I am founder of Israel Truth Week, and I'm the 'Liberate Israel Training Guy.' I train pro-Israel advocates in how to use Israel's land title deed-the Mandate For Palestine-as a powerful moral narrative to counter the false 'occupation' vilification. Also, founder of and the Caledonia Victims Project.
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