National Day for Truth and Reconciliation events Around Alberta
September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. On this day, Albertans are invited to reflect on the legacy of residential schools in our communities.
Special events are being held in summer villages, villages, towns and cities across the province to honour the day. Here is a summary of events in four ABmunis member communities:
Town of Devon: The Town of Devon will host an Orange Shirt Day at their Community Centre. This event will run all day and feature a variety of events for members of the community. More information can be found on the Town’s website.
Strathcona County: Strathcona County will host several arts and culture opportunities throughout the community, including a meet and greet with the creator of a new art installation. There will also be an exhibition of art by Alex Janvier. Details can be found on the Strathcona County website.
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo: The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) has been running a weekly Truth and Reconciliation Challenge over the last seven weeks, starting on August 15 and culminating with a community event on September 30. Visit the RMWB’s website for more information on these events.
City of Lethbridge: The City of Lethbridge hosts numerous events on and around the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, including a walk and vigil honouring murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. Check out the City’s website for more details.
Countless other events being hosted by libraries, Native Friendship Centres and other organizations across the province. Keep watching The Weekly for more information about the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.