National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

When

Date:  Saturday, September 30, 2023
Start Time:  9:00 am
End Time:  3:00 pm

Where

Mission Park
15 Mission Avenue ↗

Organizer

City of St. Albert

Cost

This is a free event.


What's Happening

We respectfully acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of First Nation and Métis peoples. As treaty People, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, we share the responsibility for stewardship of this beautiful land.

Join us for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at Mission Park this September 30 to honour the survivors of and the children who never returned home from residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Enjoy guest speakers, knowledge keepers, performers, local artisans, exhibits, and food vendors. Join others from the community for an Honour Walk from Mission Park to Kâkesimokamik/The Healing Garden.

Free Park and Ride:
8:40 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. from St. Albert Centre Transit to downtown St. Albert. The bus will stop at Mission Park before it stops at the St. Albert Farmers' Market.
Please note: Mission Park parking lots are unavailable for the public during the event.

Schedule of events

9 a.m. Opening Prayer
Drumming and Song
9:15 a.m. Honour Walk begins at Mission Park Arch
10:30 a.m. Speakers, History, and Sharing
11 a.m. Entertainment     
3 p.m.  Closing Round Dance


Related Links

Learning and commemorating the truth of our history from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit knowledge keepers is an important part on the path of reconciliation.

Learn more here:


Support Services

If you need more support or information, these services are here to help:

  • Indian Residential School Crisis Line: toll-free 1-866-925-4419
  • First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness: 24/7 Help Line 1-855-242-3310
  • Alberta Health Services Mental Health Help Line: toll-free 1-877-303-2642
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Last edited: May 27, 2024