Every year on September 30, we wear orange to commemorate the residential school experience that has impacted generations of Indigenous people in Canada.
Starting in 2021, the day was designated a federal statutory holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
This year, Musqueam is hosting two events: one community-only event that will honour our loved ones who attended residential school, followed by a public event to announce the new name for Trutch Street in Kitsilano.
Truth and Reconciliation Day
Musqueam Community Lunch
Musqueam Cultural Centre
4000 Musqueam Ave.
Starts at 11am
Lunch around 12pm
This event is for Musqueam community members only.
Musqueam Community Centre
6735 Salish Dr.
Doors open at 1pm
Ceremony starts around 1:30
The purpose of this event is to bring the communities of Musqueam and Vancouver together. As part of this gathering, Musqueam is hosting a renaming ceremony to gift a new name to the City of Vancouver for Trutch Street in Kitsilano.
This is a public event. Everyone is welcome!
Media are invited to attend the event. Musqueam and City of Vancouver representatives will be available for interviews following the ceremony.