Opening and Celebration

SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 - After months of preparation and years of planning, The St. Albert Healing Garden officially opened to the public on Friday, September 15 with a spiritual pipe ceremony and celebration.

One of the first of its kind in Canada, the collaborative initiative between the City of St. Albert and greater community acknowledges survivors of Indian Residential Schools and provides a place of truth and reconciliation. St. Albert was home to two residential schools: St. Albert Indian Residential School (Youville, located on Mission Hill) and Edmonton Indian Residential School (Poundmaker, located about six km east of downtown St. Albert).

Leaders, Elders, RCMP and Public walking to Healing Garden  Aboriginal Dancers performing at Healing Garden spiritual pipe ceremony and celebration

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Last edited: August 7, 2019