Today is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Thursday, September 30, 2021

On behalf of City Council, Mayor Bob Young recognizes Sept. 30, 2021, as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Leduc

In honour of this day, the City of Leduc will hold a flag raising ceremony at the Leduc Civic Centre at 11 a.m. today. 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, a prayer and blessings by a Cree Elder, and traditional drumming and singing by Chubby Cree. The ceremony will be livestreamed to help make sure all who wish to watch/participate can do so from wherever they are. 

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission report into the history and legacy of Canada’s residential school system calls for a National Day to honour survivors, their families and communities, and to ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process. 

Leduc City Council recognizes the interconnectedness of the past, present and future as foundational to the success, health and sustainability of our city and region; and supports creating and encouraging awareness in order to build a safer and more inclusive environment for generations of children to come. 

Members of the community are also encouraged to wear orange today.

Learn more 
Please visit the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and/or review these additional resources.