Arising from the Black Lives Matter movement on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border, a walk around Cochrane’s Lake Commando is planned for Sunday afternoon.

Organizer John Prevost says he first wanted a big emphasis on Black Lives Matter.

“But after talking with some friends,” he notes, “on my sign I’m thinking about putting ‘no more missing and murdered indigenous women’, just to raise awareness for that movement as well, because we are going through very similar things.”

Prevost says he has experienced discrimination himself, mostly based on being Anishnaabe.

The walk starts at four o’clock at the beach house on Fifth Street.

“And then we’re going to be going down to 12th Avenue,” he outlines, “and then around the lake and then back on to Sixth Avenue and then back to the beach house.  And people can join in at any time throughout the walk, if they miss the start of the walk.”

Prevost says the OPP have confirmed they’ll be on hand for the walk.