City recognizes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Monday, September 20, 2021

The City of Leduc will hold a flag raising ceremony at the Leduc Civic Centre on Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and in observance and reflection of the ongoing tragedies and legacy of residential schools in Canada.

The ceremony will include raising the Treaty 6 and Metis flags, prayer and blessings by a Cree Elder and traditional drumming and singing by Chubby Cree.

The City is also pleased to welcome New Blood to the Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts. This theatre production blends Blackfoot music and contemporary music by Peter Gabriel to celebrate Blackfoot history and traditions. Daytime performances will be made available to students at Leduc Composite High School while an evening performance will be open to the public on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. There will be no charge to attend; however, tickets must be reserved in advance (space is limited).

Members of the community and City staff are encouraged to wear orange on Sept. 30.

To learn more, visit the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.