National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Each year, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
The Board and Staff of the Transalta Tri Leisure Centre respectfully acknowledge that we are guests learning and working upon the traditional, ancestral, unceded Treaty Six Territory within the traditional lands of the Nehiyawak, Blackfoot, Nakota, Anishinaabe, and Metis. We offer our gratitude and honour their care for, and teachings, about our earth and our relations.
On September 30th, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation honours lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Remembering the painful, tragic history, and the ongoing impacts of residential schools is an important part of the reconciliation process. This day is Indigenous-led, honouring the children who survived residential schools and remembering those who did not.
The TLC will be open 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM on September 30th - you may see our staff wearing orange in recognition of Orange Shirt Day, which also happens on September 30th. We encourage you to wear orange to show respect and support for survivors and their families.
If you would like to learn more about Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, here are some resources:
Orange Shirt Day
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Free Indigenous Canada course at the University of Alberta
The National Indian Residential School Survivor Support Line provides support for former students and those affected. Emotional and crisis referral services can be accessed by calling the 24-hour national crisis line at 1.866.925.4419.
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