The District will be raising the flag for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is on Saturday, September 30, and the District of West Vancouver will be raising a flag on Friday, September 29, to remember those who have been lost within Indigenous communities.

The raising of the orange Survivors' Flag is to show our support for Indigenous people, both past and present, and to honour the survivors and intergenerational survivors. This is an important step on the journey of truth and reconciliation, and everyone in the community is invited and welcome to attend this event.

An Elder from Squamish Nation will be at the flag raising to lead with a prayer, so please join us and wear your orange shirt as we gather to reflect on the significance of this day.

Members of the West Vancouver Police Department and West Vancouver Fire & Rescue, along with colleagues from North Shore Emergency Management and District staff, will be standing together as we raise the flag and remember those who did not come home.

The event is at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 29, and will take place at the 17th Street entrance to Municipal Hall at 750 17th Street.

Helpful links

The Survivors’ Flag - National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

What’s happening at the Library ahead of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - (