National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2022

Today, we open our minds and our hearts, and we listen.

We wear orange, take time to educate ourselves, donate, attend events in our communities, and most importantly, honour survivors, their families and communities, and those who never made it home.

Below is a small list of events happening in Victoria and Vancouver BC.
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Truth BEFORE Reconciliation: Before we can have healing, we need to have honesty.

Join us as we gather for National Truth and Reconciliation Day, September 30th, 2022.
We are LIVE at the Vic Theatre in Victoria BC. for an evening of film, art, community, and connection.

Featuring a viewing of “Healing Nation” by Director Jamuna Galay-Tamang and Producer Symbia Barnaby.

When: Doors at 4:30 pm

Where: The Vic Theatre 808 Douglas St. Victoria BC

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Join Songhees Nation on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to celebrate traditions and culture.

The South Island Powwow is an opportunity to recognize Survivors and their families in the spirit of reconciliation. Through song and dance, we will celebrate traditional Indigenous cultures and resiliency.

When: Sept. 30, 2022, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Where: Royal Athletic Park, 1014 Caledonia St. Victoria, BC

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at Westminster Pier Park

Indigenous non-profit Spirit of the Children Society hosts a pipe ceremony at Westminster Pier Park in honour of the lost children and survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. The event includes a welcoming and guest residential school survivors.

When: Sept. 30, 2022, 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Where: Westminster Pier Park – 1 6th Street, New Westminster

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Kisiskâciwan by Jeanette Kotowich

Jeanette Kotowich is an independent dance artist and choreographer of Nêhiyaw, Métis, and mixed settler ancestry who is originally from Treaty 4 territory Saskatchewan. Kotowich’s performances reflect Nêhiyaw/Métis cosmology within the context of contemporary dance. They reference protocol, ritual, a relationship to the natural and Spirit world, and ancestral knowledge.

When: Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2022, 8:00 pm

Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre – 677 Davie Street, Vancouver

Tickets: $34 or $25 for students and seniors, purchase online here:

Blanket Exercise

The City of Delta is hosting Blanket Exercises to honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The experiential and interactive teaching tool examines the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. The event will include a healing circle where participants discuss the experience together.

When: Sept. 30 and October 1, 2022, 1-4 pm and 6-9 pm (Friday), 9 am to 12 noon (Saturday)

Where: Hawthorne Grove Park’s Harris Barn – 4140 Arthur Drive, Delta (Friday afternoon), North Delta Recreation Centre – 11415 84th Avenue, Delta (Friday evening), South Delta Recreation Centre – 1720 56th Street, Delta

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Vancouver event information sourced via The Daily Hive Vancouver.