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September 30, 2021
All Day

Central Park and the Lux Cinema 

Banff, AB T1L 1A1
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Thursday, September 30, 2021

This day is designated as an opportunity to “recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools.” It was originally proposed in 2015 by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, which under Action 80 called upon the federal government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, to establish a statutory holiday “to honour Survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.”

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is Thursday, September 30. The Town of Banff and Parks Canada are coordinating some activities to help people reflect on the truth of the past and discussion on reconciliation for our future.

Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Location: Banff's Central Park
ProgramModerated panel discussion with local Indigenous leaders with connection to the lands and waters of the Bow Valley

Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021
Time: 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Doors open 30 min prior
Location: The Lux Cinema
Program: Screening of Gord Downie’s The Secret Path
Cost: Free
Note: The Lux is participating in the provincial Restrictions Exemption Program. Proof of vaccination will be required for entry.

Truth and Reconciliation booklets are available at Town Hall Monday, Sept. 27 to Wednesday, Sept. 29 during regular business hours and in Central Park Thursday, Sept. 30 from 2-4 p.m.

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