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Monday October 2, 2023 Office Closure

September 29, 2023

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with a photo of child-size moccasins

The Municipal Office will be closed on Monday, October 2, 2023 to observe the September 30 national holiday.

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, held every Sept. 30, is a moment to reflect on the legacy of Canada’s residential school system and its impacts on Indigenous peoples and communities.

Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day intended to raise awareness of the individual, family and community inter-generational impacts of residential schools, and to promote the concept of “Every Child Matters”. The orange shirt is a symbol of the stripping away of culture, freedom and self-esteem experienced by Indigenous children over generations.

On September 30, we encourage all Canadians to wear orange to honour the thousands of Survivors of residential schools.