Dzień i Czas Rozpoczęcia
(Saturday) 11:00 am
Elk Island Park
Alberta T8G 2A6
Saint Pope John Paul II reflects near Tawayik Lake in Elk Island National Park. © Parks Canada
Saint Pope John Paul II reflects near Tawayik Lake in Elk Island National Park.
© Parks Canada
On September 17th, 1984, Saint John Paul II visited Elk Island National Park to reflect and rest during his visit to Canada. Working in close collaboration, Parks Canada and five local councils of the Knights of Columbus have undertaken to re-commemorate this memorable visit. A replica bench and five interpretive panels are being erected at the Tawayik Day Use Area, where His Holiness walked and prayed.
The official unveiling and celebration will happen on September 17, the anniversary of his visit. Members of the public are invited to attend and experience this place as the Pope did, thoughtfully contemplating the beauty of the world around him. The site is at the Tawayik Day Use Area in Elk Island National Park, on the edge of Tawayik Lake. A map is available here.
Regular park entry fees apply.
The ceremony will begin at 11:00am.
Shuttle buses from the Astotin Lake Area will be available between 10:00am and 3:00pm, as attendance is expected to exceed the parking capacity at the Tawayik area. Parking at Tawayik will only be available for visitors with impaired mobility.
Refreshments will follow the ceremony.
Call 780-992-2977 for more details.
More info @ http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/elkisland/