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September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour First Nations, Inuit, and Métis survivors and their families and communities, and ensure the public commemoration of their history and the legacy of residential schools. It is essential that our community remain committed to reconciliation and ensure that the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools is never forgotten. We encourage everyone to participate in community events that include a flag raising, sacred fire, guided walk and Holistic Village. 

The Orange Shirt Story: Library Pop-up

September 30, 3:00 - 6:00PM Spirit Catcher, Downtown

Read and learn together with The Orange Shirt Story Walk, located adjacent to the Spirit Catcher sculpture. Prepare for the walk by customizing your own button to wear and an orange flag to fly high.  

  • The Orange Shirt Story Walk 
  • Orange Shirt Flag Craft
  • Every Child Matters Button-Maker Activity Station  

Every Child Matters Walk hosted by Mamaway Barrie Area Native Advisory Council 

September 30, 5:00 - 5:30 pm Spirit Catcher, Downtown Barrie

Show your support and walk with our Indigenous community on Friday, September 30 by arriving at the Spirit Catcher sculpture (15 Lakeshore Drive) at 5:00pm, to participate in a walk of commemoration hosted by Mamaway Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle. The route will loop from the Spirit Catcher sculpture to Centennial Beach, an easily accessible path for participants of all ages. 

Expand your learning by checking out our library resources on residential schools with your BPL Membership Card. 




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