National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
September 24, 2021
The FVRD office will be closed on Thursday, September 30 in support of Orange Shirt Day and the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
It’s a day to recognize the legacy of Residential Schools, and the painful, ongoing impact it has had on generations of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. It is a day to honour both the Survivors and the many children lost forever.
We stand together with Indigenous Peoples and their communities as we work toward a better, more inclusive future for all. We encourage you to spend the day reflecting on the history of Indigenous Peoples and the ways that we all might advance truth and reconciliation.
Canadians are encouraged to wear orange to remember the Indigenous children who were sent to Residential Schools and never returned home as well as to honour the Survivors, their families, and their communities.