Each year, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
This day honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. This tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. May our thoughts be with our neighbouring Band members impacted by these memories.
Both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day take place on September 30.
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”.
On September 30, we encourage all Sun Peaks residents to wear orange to honour the thousands of Survivors of residential schools.
Please note that the Municipal Office will be closed in recognition and will reopen for regular hours on October 3rd.