Truth and Reconciliation Day is this Friday, September 30.
Youth Services program are cancelled for the day and the New West Youth Centre will be closed both Friday and Saturday. We encourage everyone to take this day to listen, learn and reflect on how Indigenous lives have been, and are still affected by residential schools and colonialism.
It is recognised and respected that our work takes place on the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Halkomelem speaking peoples. It is acknowledged that colonialism has made invisible their histories and connections to the land. As a City, we are learning and building relationships with the people whose lands we are on.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Event at Westminster Pier Park
The City of New Westminster is supporting the Spirit of the Children Society in hosting a pipe ceremony at Westminster Pier Park. Flags at City Hall will also be lowered to half-mast as per provincial protocol.
September 30, 2022 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Reconciling Exhibition at The New Westminster Museum
The New Westminster Museum will be open from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm to allow people to visit the exhibition, Reconciling.
Resources and Reading at The New Westminster Public Library
The library aims to become a place to support our learning and growth as a community as we further our journey along the path to reconciliation. And as we learn, and adapt to new understandings and truths, so too may our land acknowledgement, programs, collections and services change through time. We also seek to find ways to celebrate and amplify First Nations cultures, voices and perspectives through our programs, collections and services.