City of Brandon To Observe National Day for Truth and Reconciliation On September 30

September 3, 2021

Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon will observe the new annual statutory holiday, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, on Thursday, September 30, 2021.  

City Hall and most civic facilities will be closed or have modified services. This day is an opportunity to recognize and reflect on the tragic history of residential schools, and to honour their survivors, their families, and communities. 

To that end, Mayor Rick Chrest will sign a proclamation on Tuesday, September 21st, officially recognizing September 27th to October 1st as Truth and Reconciliation Week in Brandon. A series of events and activities will take place at the Riverbank Discovery Centre during that week, as guided by the Brandon Urban Aboriginal Peoples’ Council (BUAPC).  

BUAPC is working with the Brandon Friendship Centre, Assiniboine Community College, and Brandon University. More details about those plans will be released in the coming weeks.  

“The City of Brandon continues its commitment to truth and reconciliation,” notes Mayor Rick Chrest. “This National Day for Truth and Reconciliation gives all of us the opportunity to observe and reflect on the past and the future on this important day.”