Join MSF in welcoming Little Amal to Toronto
Join Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on June 7 and June 11 in welcoming Little Amal to Toronto and be part of a message of solidarity with displaced people everywhere. Looking for hope and a home, Little Amal is a 3.5-metre puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian girl who is a refugee and who has travelled over 9,000 kilometres in more than a dozen countries.
In collaboration with the Luminato Festival, MSF is pleased to welcome Little Amal. We invite you to join us and other community partners to walk in solidarity with her. Families with children are welcome.
MSF teams work with people around the world who are displaced at their points of arrival or along perilous migration routes, witnessing firsthand the devastating impact of their situation on their health and wellbeing.
During our solidarity walks on June 7 and June 11, MSF workers will be carrying butterfly puppets as a symbol of migration in support for people on the move around the world.
At the end of each walk, we invite you to join us at our MSF tent. Come talk with our experienced staff in person and learn more about our medical humanitarian work supporting people who are forcibly displaced around the world.
Create your own butterfly puppet to carry as you walk with us and cover it in messages of solidarity. You can find here the written instructions and a video demonstration. You can also download the instructions in French here which shows in illustrated steps how to make your own butterfly.
JUNE 7: MSF WELCOMES LITTLE AMAL TO TORONTO
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Union Station (meet at corner of Front and Bay streets)
Look for our MSF kaleidoscope of butterfly puppets held by MSF health workers and staff wearing MSF vests.
The solidarity walk ends at Nathan Philips Square.
Visit the MSF tent afterwards and speak with our experienced staff to learn more about our medical humanitarian work supporting people who are forcibly displaced around the world.
Can’t make it on June 7? Please join our Farewell Little Amal solidarity walk on June 11.
JUNE 11: MSF SAYS FAREWELL TO LITTLE AMAL IN TORONTO
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Waterfront Music Garden
Route starts: Music Garden, 479 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5V 3M8
Route ends: HTO Beach, 339 Queens Quay West, M5V 1A2
Look for our MSF kaleidoscope of butterfly puppets held by MSF health workers and staff wearing MSF vests!
Join our MSF Solidarity Walk with Little Amal to say farewell as she leaves our shores to continue her search for her mother and a home. Help our butterfly kaleidoscope lead Little Amal along the Toronto waterfront to our MSF tent, where Little Amal will receive a final checkup by an MSF doctor.
Visit the MSF tent and speak with our experienced staff to learn more about our medical humanitarian work supporting people who are forcibly displaced around the world.